This race may not be a war fought with raw horsepower, but rather instantaneous torque from both vehicles’ batteries. In this showdown, we have the BMW i3 in one corner. In the opposing staging lane, we have the 2017 Chevrolet Volt.
On paper, the advantage goes to the BMW i3, which has a 125 kWh electric motor, versus the Volt’s 120 kWh electric motor. The i3 also weighs significantly less, tipping the scale at 2,899 pounds. In contrast, the 2017 Volt weighs a porky 3,523 pounds.
But, anyone who has driven a Volt knows the instant torque makes the vehicle much, much quicker from a dig than one would expect. The i3 does not have the oomph, meaning it should make for an interesting race.
With that said, place your bets and click play right up above.