At the recently-held BMW Group Annual Conference the upcoming BMW i4 was revealed. “With its sporty looks, best in class driving dynamics and zero local emissions, the BMW i4 is a true BMW. It makes the heart of the BMW brand now beat fully electric,” said Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands, Sales.
The BMW i4 is a fully electric 4 door Gran Coupé and will enter the market during the course of 2021, including a BMW M Performance model. The BMW i4 model line will be available in different versions covering ranges of up to 590km (WLTP) and up to 300 miles* (EPA). With a power output of up to 390kW / 530HP the BMW i4 can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in around 4 seconds. Full details on the BMW i4 will be released over the next weeks.
The i4 is built on a tweaked version of the CLAR platform that underpins the current 3 Series and 4 Series, accommodating battery packs of up to 80kWh capacity. Also on offer will be an entry-level rear-wheel-drive variant with a smaller battery, as is the case with the larger iX.
On the inside, the i4 will get BMW’s new eighth-generation iDrive operating system, shared with the iX flagship, which allows for over-the-air updates and greatly reduces the number of physical controls in the cabin – although it retains the characteristic rotary knob that has been used for every iteration of iDrive since it was introduced 20 years ago.