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BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
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BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014) vs Tesla Model S 90D (2016): 32 facts in comparison

1. Has a rear-view camera

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
62% have it

2. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
330Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm
658Nm

3. Has four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
21% have it

4. Has smart key as standard

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
48% have it

5. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
335hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp
417hp

6. Has rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
35% have it

7. Has Stop-Start system

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
33% have it

8. Has regenerative braking

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
15% have it

9. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
283l
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014): 3448l
894l

10. Is an electric car

An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
10% have it

11. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
38% have it

12. Has in-car system

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
65% have it

13. Has stolen vehicle tracking system

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
24% have it

14. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
1.03m
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ (2014): 1.09m
986mm

15. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017): 2
2

16. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
80% have it

17. longer basic warranty (km)

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
80000km
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 96561km
80467km

18. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.97m
Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014): 3.7m
2.96m

19. Is a hybrid car

Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
8% have it

20. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
972mm
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (2014): 1.94m
897mm

21. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
92% have it

22. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
6
Tesla Model X 75D (2016): 12
8

23. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
90% have it

24. shorter length

66mm shorter length.
4.91m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m
4.98m

25. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
12m
Scion iQ2 (2014): 4.2m
11.3m

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