85points

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)

98points

Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014) vs Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
85
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98
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Why is BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014) better than Tesla Model S 90D (2016)?

  • Has rear-wheel drive
  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • Is a hybrid car
  • 331mm narrower
    1.86mvs2190mm
  • 66mm shorter length
    4.91mvs4978mm
  • 128.05kg lighter
    1.98tvs2107980g

Why is Tesla Model S 90D (2016) better than BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)?

  • 328Nm higher maximum torque
    658Nmvs330Nm
  • Has four-wheel drive
  • 82hp more horsepower
    417hpvs335hp
  • 3.16x greater cargo volume
    894lvs283l
  • Is an electric car
  • 1 more USB ports
    2vs1
  • 2 more airbags
    8vs6
  • 0.7m smaller turn radius
    11.3mvs12m

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General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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.

2.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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.

3.Is an electric car
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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.

4.Has fully independent suspension
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

5.Is a hybrid car
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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.

6. smaller turn radius

12m

11.3m

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.

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Scion iQ2 (2014)

4.2m

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

283l

894l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

3448l

2. more headroom (front)

1.03m

986mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Best

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ (2014)

1.09m

3. longer wheelbase

2.97m

2.96m

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).

Best

Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014)

3.7m

4. shorter length

4.91m

4.98m

Best

Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014)

2.34m

5. more headroom (rear)

972mm

897mm

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.

Best

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (2014)

1.94m

6.weight

1.98t

2.11t

Best

Mitsubishi ASX (2017)

1.32kg

Engine

1. higher maximum torque

330Nm

658Nm

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.

Best

Tesla Roadster

10000Nm

2. more horsepower

335hp

417hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

1244hp

3.Has a turbocharged engine
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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.

4.Has Stop-Start system
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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.

5. more battery power

120kWh

90kWh

With more battery power you can travel on the electric motor further before having to recharge, or in the case of a hybrid switching to the petrol (gasoline) engine.

Best

Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

80000kWh

Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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.

2.Has smart key as standard
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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.

3.Has regenerative braking
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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.

4.Has in-car system
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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.

5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

6.Has Bluetooth
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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