Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW 135, the smart fortwo electric drive may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.
With the BMW 135 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo electric drive, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
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). Based on MSRP, the smart fortwo electric drive is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 135. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The smart fortwo electric drive carries a much lower Destination Charge than the BMW 135.
Since the smart fortwo electric drive is much slimmer than the BMW 135, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the smart fortwo electric drive, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 135.
The smart fortwo electric drive has much less torque than the BMW 135, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The smart fortwo electric drive has a significantly smaller turning radius than the BMW 135, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the smart fortwo electric drive is significantly less powerful than the BMW 135. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
The smart fortwo electric drive has less seating than the BMW 135, making the BMW 135 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the smart fortwo electric drive will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW 135.
The smart fortwo electric drive comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 135.
Compare the 2013 smart fortwo electric drive and the 2013 BMW 135.
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MSRP*: $44,400 - $48,250
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $2,000|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 3.34%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 3.12%|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$26,040||$40,850 - $44,390|
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