Comparison - Tesla Model S P100D 2019 - vs - BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 2019

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
133,000
Updated: 
12 Jan 2019
61,250
Updated: 
04 Sep 2018
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Red Multi-Coat
#A21B09
Deep Blue Metallic
#193F93
Pearl White Multi-Coat
#F0F0F0
Solid Black
#292927
Midnight Silver Metallic
#383B43
Color: 
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Mediterranean Blue Metallic
#213955
Imperial Blue Metallic
#292f3d
Cashmere Silver Metallic
#a39e98
Bluestone Metallic
#656c70
Jet Black
#000000
Alpine White
#ffffff
Glacier Silver Metallic
#c8c8c8
Atlas Cedar Metallic
#88887e
Almandine Brown Metallic
#4c4238
Azurite Black Metallic
#000d31
Carbon Black Metallic
#171c24
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Rhodonite Silver Metallic
#bfbbbc
Champagne Quartz Metallic
#746e67
Jatoba Brown Metallic
#605953
Mineral White Metallic
#eaeaea

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Though the Model 3 is all the rage, the larger 2019 Tesla Model S remains a stunning achievement and design trendsetter, albeit somewhat dated in the details.

Pros
Handsome, elegant exterior design
Supercar-shaming acceleration
Good ride comfort
Ease of the Supercharger network
Updates keep making car better

Cons
Not quite a luxury car inside
Tight rear-seat entry/exit
Continual updates keep changing features
Fussy doors
Six-figure price tag for most desirable versions

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Tesla Model S ranked #1 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the Tesla Model S has a score of 9.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 35 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Robust acceleration and nimble handling
Astounding all-electric range
Abundance of cutting-edge technology
Roomy seating and cargo areas

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting
Lacks advanced smartphone integration

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Tesla Model S comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 1-speed direct drive.Revised trim level availability and pricing structure.Improved driving range.

PROS
Electric range is impressive
Wicked quick acceleration across the board
Liftback design affords abundant cargo space

CONS
Lacks the luxury polish of some similarly priced sedans
Small dealer network means few service centers nationwide
Large pricing jumps between mechanically identical trim levels

By: 
edmunds.com

Favoring a more simplistic arrangement, Tesla has altered the Model S's lineup for 2019. Gone are the 75D, 100D, and P100D and in their place is the base Model S and the Model S Performance. The entry-level car comes with a battery capable of delivering a 310-mile driving range but buyers can select the Extended Range package—either at the time of purchase or anytime after that—which boosts the range to 335 miles. The Model S Performance comes with a range of 315 miles but focuses more on acceleration times; Tesla claims a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.0 seconds. For $20,000, Tesla will unlock the car's Ludicrous Mode, which drops that claimed acceleration time to an incredible 2.4 seconds.

Pros
So quick it'll make you dizzy,
fun-to-drive nature,
class-leading maximum driving range.

Cons
Cabin isn't as nice as the price suggests,
large infotainment screen is distracting at times,
rear passengers have no space to store small items.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Midsize luxury sedans have a difficult task to complete. Discerning buyers expect high levels of refinement, performance, technology and prestige that few other cars can match. Pleasingly, the 2019 BMW 5 Series rises to meet the challenge.

Pros
Wide range of powerful and relatively efficient engines
A host of innovative features and leading-edge technology
Interior quarters are quiet and comfortable
Generous trunk capacity

Cons
Some interior materials are a bit below segment standards
Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 BMW 5-Series ranked #1 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the BMW 5-Series has a score of 9.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Agile handling and smooth ride
Long features list
Large trunk

Cons
More expensive than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Electric
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
Torque: 
330ft-lbs
at 1 380rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
40.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
tilt and telescopic steering wheel
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.00in
194.60in
Width: 
77.30in
73.50in
Height: 
56.90in
58.20in
Ground Clearance: 
4.60in
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
116.50in
117.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
38.80
Rear Head Room: 
35.30
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.70in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
35.40in
36.50in
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
58.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.00in
55.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4941.00lbs
4072.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leatherette
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
12 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
sport front seats
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
leather
12 -way power driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
four-wheel independent suspension, ,

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB Connection
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
11 Total Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
205 watts stereo output
USB connection
12 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0 In.
18 x 8.0 in
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
245/45R18 tires
18 x 8.0 in. wheels
Run flat tires
alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
Rear door child safety locks
cornering lights
Turn signal mirrors
stability control
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
auto delay off headlamps
tire pressure monitoring
pre-collision safety system
brake drying
self-leveling headlights
emergency braking preparation
front fog/driving lights
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
child seat anchors
Emergency braking assist
adaptive headlights
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
Luxury Seating Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Lighting Package
M Sport Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
21" Sonic Carbon Twin Turbine Wheels
19" Sonic Carbon Slipstream Wheels
19" V-Spoke Wheels w/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" V-Spoke Wheels w/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
18" Double-Spoke Wheels w/Non Run-Flat All-Season Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Wheels w/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
Power Tailgate
20" V-Spoke Wheels w/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Space-Saver Spare
19" M Double-Spoke Wheels w/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Interior Options: 
Multi-Contour Seats
Power Rear Sunshade w/Manual Rear Side Window Shades
Leather Dashboard
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Head-up Display
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Front and Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Ceramic Controls
Heated Front Seats
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
WiFi Hotspot

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2D2D2D
Black And White, leatherette
#E2E6E7
Color: 
Canberra Beige/Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#d9d3c7
Cognac Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#9c745b
Black Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#000000
Night Blue Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#4d5057
Smoke White/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#d3d0cb
Caramel/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#967957
Tartufo Full Merino, premium leather
#967957
Black Dakota w/Blue Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#000000
Mocha Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#5a5653
Ivory White Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#d7d8d2
Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#000000
Ivory White Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#cfceca