With bestselling electric vehicles such as the Model 3, Tesla continues to dominate the electric vehicle segment. However, other automakers, including BMW, with models like the i4, are aiming to catch up with Tesla. See how the Model 3 and i4 stack up in our 2022 Tesla Model 3 vs. 2022 BMW i4 comparison. With a large number of advantages, the Model 3 triumphs over the i4.
2022 Tesla Model 3 vs. 2022 BMW i4
In our comparison of the 2022 Tesla Model 3 vs the 2022 BMW i4, we evaluated many different areas. This includes acceleration, top speed, driving range, cargo, efficiency, passenger and cargo space, features and technologies, warranty coverage, and price.
Model 3 vs i4: acceleration and top speed
The 2022 Tesla Model 3 has a faster acceleration time and higher top speed compared to the 2022 BMW i4. Model 3 buyers have a choice of either a single-engine rear-wheel drive system (the Model 3 base model) or a dual-motor all-wheel drive system (the Model 3 long-range and performance). With RWD, the Model 3 has a top speed of 140 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 5.8 seconds. With AWD, it has a top speed of 162 mph, with a 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds.
Like the Model 3, the i4 offers both single-engine rear-wheel drive (i4 eDrive40) and dual-motor all-wheel drive (i4 M50). With RWD, the i4 has a top speed of 118 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 5.5 seconds. With AWD, it has a top speed of 130 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds.