BMW i3-Series 170HP +R2/647 automatic vs Dacia Sandero II Stepway 1.5 dCi 90HP manual

BMW i3-Series 170HP +R2/647 automatic

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14 reasons for

BMW i3-Series, model available from 2013.
It has 170HP +R2/647 ic hybrid engine produced from 2013.
Drive on the front axle has automatic gearbox.

6 reasons for

Dacia Sandero II Stepway, model available from 2012.
It has 1.5 dCi 90HP diesel engine produced from 2012.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

Dacia Sandero II Stepway 1.5 dCi 90HP manual

14 reasons for BMW Seria i3 170KM +R2/647 automat in comparison to Dacia Sandero II Stepway 1.5 dCi 90HP manual

Reasons for

Maximal power

170 > 90 hp
The BMW has by 80 hp more horsepower in comparison to Dacia. The BMW will be distinctly faster speed up because of grater power. Also leaving behind cars or obstacles while moving along the road should be much more easier for a vehicle equipped with stronger motor.

Average consumption

0.4 > 4 l
The BMW burns up 3.6 l fewer fuel in the combined cycle in relation to in comparison to the Dacia. The difference at the level of 90 percent is quite significant and using the BMW results in saving a considerable coins in your pocket. Moreover, fuel efficiency helps reduce the amount of pollution.

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

7.9 > 11.8 s
If a fast driving is what you are keen on, the BMW fits you better as it’s acceleration to 100 km/h is 3.9 s better than the Dacia.


1,775 > 1,733 mm
Distance between two sides of a vehicle directly influences on room in the cabin and also stability on road. The BMW i3-Series 170HP +R2/647 automatic is widther by 2 percent in relation to the Dacia and is not really relevant. The medium for the „B” segment amounts to 1,645 mm and is by 8 percent smaller than the width of the BMW.

Rear track

1,576 > 1,479 mm

Price range

luxury > cheap

Model release date

2013 > 2012
Given that the Dacia's production started only 1 year earlier than the BMW i3-Series, the gap between technology applied in both cars is not really big, however, the BMW might have slightly more advanced solutions used in it.


1,579 > 1,559 mm
If you are a tall driver or you happen to carry in the trunk stuffs of big dimensions, the BMW i3-Series, which is by 20 millimeters higher than the Dacia Sandero II, is appropriate pick for you. However, these two vehicles do not differ much in its height and it should not be much perceptible.


automatic > manual
For a comfortable ride in the city, it is tempting to opt for an automatic however the choice of transmisison can have a considerable impact on fuel consumption. Automatics may burn up about from 5 to 10% more than manuals.

Front track

1,571 > 1,488 mm

Valves per cylinder

4 > 2

Front overhang

709 > 833 mm

Width with outside mirrors

2,039 > 1,994 mm

Curb weight

1,317 > 1,084 kg


6 reasons for Dacia Sandero II Stepway 1.5 dCi 90KM manual in comparison to BMW i3-Series 170HP +R2/647 automatic

Reasons for

Top speed

167 > 150 km/h
The top speed possible to be reached by the Dacia Sandero II Stepway is higher as compared to this of the BMW i3-Series which allows to travel the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 17 kilometers per hour is small and is not realy noticable in daily driving.


1,250 > 300 km


2,583 > 2,577 mm
Dacia Sandero II has 6 millimeters longer wheelbase than the BMW i3-Series. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also gives more storage space. But, cars having a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.


4 > 2


4,081 > 3,999 mm
The Dacia Sandero II Stepway is 82 millimeters longer in comparison to the BMW. Long cars more of passenger space and usually have more storage space. Although the Dacia Sandero II seems to be better choice for families or those who appreciate soft, smooth long-distance driving, the BMW i3-Series may appeal to singles as it will not make troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.

Rear overhang

655 > 720 mm

Cars specifications

BMW i3-Series 170HP +R2/647 automatic Dacia Sandero II Stepway 1.5 dCi 90HP manual
    Gross trailer weight - 1,096 kg
    Price range luxury cheap
    Model release date 2013 2012
    Facelifting no no
    Class B B
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