The clash of the world’s biggest environmental and tech titans. It’s a collision of wildly opposing corporate cultures, design philosophy, just about everything. This, then, is the Mixed Martial Arts of green motoring. So who can land a knockout blow in the fight between Tesla Model 3 and BMW 3 Series?
That’s just one of the things we love about this new tech war raging between the world’s biggest names. For decades the most radical approach you could find was a turbo, but now we have diametrically opposed concepts going head-to-head. Both the automakers not wanting to back out of this one segment which has the largest following!
First off, the 3 Series is offered in several different variants. The 330i is probably the best match in term of size and powertrain performance.
Unfortunately, Tesla didn’t release the power output of the Model 3, but if we compare the 0 to 60 mph accelerations, the 330i’s 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds compares the Model 3’s 5.1 seconds for the long range version and 5.6 seconds for the standard version.