The New all-electric BMW i4 is the newest model to join the all-electric line-up. This mid-range model is BMW’s first purely electrically powered mid-range that combines driving dynamics, sporty and elegant design, premium quality and the spacious comfort and functionality of a four-door Gran Coupé with locally emissions-free mobility. The BMW i4 is part of the brand’s electrification plans to have up to 25 all-electric models by 2023.
With fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, which also includes the latest innovations in the field of battery cells, the BMW i4 sets new standards in sporty performance, achieving a range of some 600 kilometers.
As a 4-door coupé, the BMW i4 is characterized by proportions of a 4-door coupé, obviously, with the typical design features of a BMW i model. Dynamically stretched lines and a precise surface design go hand in hand with aerodynamically optimized exterior features as well as sustainability accentuations that are specific to BMW i. And based on the 4-door coupe, the car features high entry and exit comfort for the rear passengers and a spacious, variable interior. At this stage, you can only use your imagination as the Munich-based manufacturer only provides general specifics about the exterior and interior. Major exterior cues are the large, vertical kidney grille, slim headlights and super slim rear lights.
What drives the BMW i4
The electric motor developed for the BMW i4 delivers a maximum output of around 390 kW/530 hp, reaching the level of a V8 engine in current BMW models fitted with a combustion engine. The fifth generation of BMW eDrive also includes a newly designed high-voltage battery featuring the latest battery cell technology. With a V8 capable powertrain, the BMW i4 is expected to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in around 4.0 seconds, achieving a top speed of more than 200 km/h.
Apart from the battery, the other highlight of this next-gen car is the charging unit, characterized by a uniform package. This package is suitable for all future vehicle architectures and can be used in plug-in hybrid models as well as in purely electrically powered vehicles. It is designed for a charging capacity of up to 150 kW.