BMW Vs Tesla Model 3: Which Should You Buy?
It seems BMW has asked the most interesting section in car sales history: why wait for a Tesla Model 3 when you can drive away in a BMW right now?Advertisement
“You can pay a deposit and wait. You can put your name on a list and wait. You can get in line and wait. You can wait or you can drive,” proclaimed a new ad campaign from BMW USA.
For them, there is no need to wait, not when you can go ahead and drive away in the new BMW 330e. “It’s the car you’ve been waiting for without the wait.”
BMW Asks If You Really Want To Wait
As a caption to the video the carmaker has uploaded on YouTube, BMW USA said, “You can wait for that other electric car company’s new model or you can drive.”
As far as waiting goes, BMW has thoughtfully pointed out that Tesla is making customers wait all the way next year to become an official owner of the new Model 3.
The Model 3 was successfully shown off to the public last March. And within a week after its unveiling, Tesla managed to amass more than 325,000 reservations. This means a total of $14 billion in expected sales, making it Tesla’s “single biggest one-week launch of any product ever.”
The Model 3 also happens to be the cheapest car Tesla has produced. It has a starting price of $35,000 before incentives. It boasts itself as one of the safest cars around, having achieved a 5-star safety rating before it has even rolled out of production.
The car is capable of traveling 215 miles per charge, and it can go from zero to 60 mph in under six seconds. Aside from this, the Model 3 will be equipped with Tesla’s controversial Autopilot system. What you have to take note of, however, is that Tesla won’t start delivering the Model 3 to customers until the late part of 2017.
The Case For The BMW 330e
In contrast, the new BMW 330e is yours for the taking now. It boasts of an official 72 MPGe rating. It is powered by 2.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, and according to a review from plugin cars, it can also go from zero to 60 mph in under six seconds.
Meanwhile, should you use the car’s Auto eDrive, you can utilize electric power up to 49 miles per hour. When you use the Max eDrive, you can hit a top speed of 75 mph. The starting price of the BMW 330e iPerformance is $44,100.
Now, the choice is up to you. You can choose to wait for Tesla or drive this new plug-in BMW.