BMW has revealed the new i4 electric car and the i4 M50 performance version of the entry-level electric sports sedan for the global markets. BMW has officially declared the pricing and market launch for two US versions of the all-electric i4 — the i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50. The i4 M50 is the first fully electric performance model to come from BMW M GmbH. The two models guarantee range, elegant design, cutting-edge UI, and driving assistance technologies —all with zero emissions.
The 2022 i4 is to a great extent propelled by the idea introduced by the brand in 2019. BMW’s new electric car acquires some of the aesthetics of different models in the range. The i4 can be recognized by its full grille, specific optics, and blue inserts underlining its similitude with BMW’s electric fleet.
Last March, BMW initially disclosed its all-electric i4 sedan with a guarantee of 300 miles of range. After the German automaker brought the all-electric BMW i3 to market in 2013, the public expected it soon follow up with a BMW i4, i5, etc, however, that was not the situation.
Truth be told, it took BMW seven years to offer another completely electric vehicle to market in the BMW iX3, and that EV didn’t make it to North America. That all changed with the declaration of the BMW i4, notwithstanding, and we presently have significantly more insights concerning its features, release date, and, of course, pricing.
The new BMW i4 electric sedan is required to be one of the key rivals to Tesla Model 3. The Model 3 is the highest-selling electric vehicle in the world.
The BMW i4 stands 9 cm longer than a Model 3. The i4 stands 4.785mm long, 1,852 mm in width, and around 1,448 mm in height. The wheelbase ranges around 2,856 mm.
The new BMW i4 carries forward a comparable design as its fuel-powered M4 sibling. This incorporates the enormous kidney grille up front, which presently comes got done with a glossy black panel, which houses the front sensors and radar technology. The front grille can likewise be seen with blue features for what it’s worth. Flanking the grille are a set of thin LED headlamps, with BMW’s Laserlight offered as optional.
The high-performance M version of the i4 is recognized by the colossal double kidney grille with an M logo and glossy black finish. There are chrome elements seen at the bottom as well.
The side profile of the i4 is somewhat bigger than the standard 4 Series Coupe to accommodate the additional pair of doors. The new BMW i4 additionally features a sloping roofline and a set of stylish 19-inch alloy wheels (20-inch alloys offered as optional). The back profile is mainly characterized by the LED taillights. It additionally includes blue features on the rear bumper.
While the front face of the regular i4 is cleaner, the M50 version will have a more sporty look with bigger side air intakes. The i4 will be offered with the choice of either 19-inch or 20-inch sporty alloy wheels.
Step inside, and the cabin seems like that seen inside a BMW iX. There are two large screens joined in a single block. Estimating 12.3 inches, the first screen serves as a digital instrument cluster while the second is spread over 14.9 inches and coordinates the whole multimedia system. It is viable with Android Auto and Apple Car Play systems.
Moving inside, the new BMW i4 accompanies a totally new dashboard. It includes a gigantic curved display, integrating the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with the new 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The infotainment system comes powered by BMW’s most recent iDrive 8 software. It is viable with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and includes over-the-air updates.
The two versions of the i4 will include BMW iDrive 8, a new generation of displays, controls, and software, managed by incredible connectivity and data processing. This incorporates huge dashboard displays and HUD.
BMW’s new electric car will be accessible in two engine alternatives at launch. The BMW i4 eDrive 40 has a 340 hp and 430 Nm electric motor. It can run from zero to 100 kmph in 5.7 seconds. The more powerful BMW i4 M50 all-wheel drive will get a dual-motor setup that can produce 544 hp of power and 795 Nm of torque. It will accompany a top speed of 225 kmph and run from zero to 100 kmph in 3.9 seconds.
The BMW electric sedan will be offered in two versions – the i4 eDrive 40 and the i4 M50. The electric powertrain on the entry-level version produces 340 BHP and 430 Nm. The i4 is said to have a range of 590 km on a single charge (WLTP cycle) and is said to be capable of running from 0 – 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.
The more powerful i4 M50 variant will accompany a dual electric motor setup, producing 544 BHP and 795 Nm. The M50 variation is said to have a top speed of 225 km/h while speeding up from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. The BMW i4 M50 will have a range of 510 km on a single charge (WLTP cycle).
The M50 likewise accompanies a ton of additional features to keep it speedy and nimble, including a Sport Boost function. Everything is illustrated exhaustively by BMW in its most recent release.
As far as the range of these two models is concerned, the BMW i4 eDrive 40 professes to complete 590 km without a recharge, while in the M version the range is decreased to 510 km. Both will have a comparable charging system. BMW claims that the two vehicles can renew around 80% charge within half an hour using a fast charger, or will take around 8.30 hours to fully recharge through an ordinary 11 kW AC charger.
The two variations, be that as it may, will accompany a comparable charging system. The electric sedan is said to feature fast-charging technology, capable of recharging up to 80% of the batteries within 30 mins. It will likewise accompany a standard 11 kW AC charger, which will charge the sedan overnight.
The two cars are required to go on sale in the United States by the second half of this current year. In any case, there is no word whether BMW will think about the electric vehicle for the Indian market yet.
BMW has declared that the i4 and i4 M50 electric sedans will go on sale in international markets from November 2021.