BMW has finally released a render of the i4 in all its splendor. The car’s muscular new two-side grille is here to stay, and blue highlights indicate that it’s an electric vehicle. Including, believe it or not, the location of the exhausts at the bottom of the rear end.
From the front, it looks similar to the 4 series, but it’s longer, and its sloping roof gives it a sportier appearance than the 3 series.
According to BMW, the i4 will be available by the end of the year in a variety of configurations, including an M Performance model. According to the WLTP cycle, it will have a range of up to 590 kilometers and 300 miles according to the EPA testing protocol. The maximum power output is 390 kW / 530 horsepower, allowing for a zero to 100 km/h acceleration time of roughly 4 seconds (62 mph).
There will be three trim levels and two powertrains, according to rumors. The entry-level model, with a 60 kWh battery and rear motor rear-wheel drive, will only be available next year (268 hp). The i4 eDrive35 will be the name for this. The i4 eDrive40 is the next step up, with 246 kW / 330 hp from a single rear engine and an 80 kWh battery pack, and this is the car that will achieve the above range figures.
Finally, the i4 M50 xDrive will include dual-motor all-wheel drive and an 80 kWh battery pack, delivering 390 kW / 530 horsepower and a 0-100 km/h time of 4 seconds. If these allegations are true, its highest speed will be limited to 200 km/h (124 mph).
When it comes to charging, DC assistance will reach a maximum of 150 kW, allowing the battery to charge from zero to 80 percent in 35 minutes and add 100 kilometers (62 miles) of range in 6 minutes. You’ll also have access to 11 kW AC charging. With the rear seats folding, the boot/trunk space is 470l (17 cu ft) or 1,290l (46 cu ft). Under the trunk, there’s also a 38l (1 cu ft) compartment for charging wires.