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2013 BMW 128 vs. 2013 smart fortwo electric drive Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The smart fortwo electric drive will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 128.

Convenience
With the BMW 128 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo electric drive, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 128 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the smart fortwo electric drive, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW 128 is much higher than that for the smart fortwo electric drive.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 128 is much wider than the smart fortwo electric drive, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 128, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the smart fortwo electric drive.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 128 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart fortwo electric drive.

Handling
The BMW 128 has a significantly larger turning radius than the smart fortwo electric drive, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 128 has a much more powerful engine than the smart fortwo electric drive. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 128 offers greater seating capacity than the smart fortwo electric drive, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW 128 has significantly less cargo room than the smart fortwo electric drive, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 128 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the smart fortwo electric drive.

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2013 BMW
128

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MSRP*: $31,500
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2013 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $25,000
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.99% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 19 122
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 74-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $28,980 $23,250

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