The all-electric BMW i4 may be based on a 4-series combustion Grand coupe, but it has a lot of promise and we’ll be spending a week with it soon.
There are two versions of the i4 on the Australian market. The model we are running is the eDrive40, a full-fledged entry-level M Sport package, and although it does not offer the i40 M50 to compete with the M3, it should offer more performance.
The i4 eDrive40 is the only electric motor that powers the rear wheels and produces 250 kW (335 hp) and 317 pound-feet (470 Nm) of torque. This is a good amount of power, given that the base model has two electric motors and is not fully driven like the flagship Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 with 225 kW (302 hp) and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft). ).
The BMW eDrive40 claims to reach a top speed of 100 km / h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds and has a range of 520 km (323 miles) in a combined cycle according to Australian test parameters, thanks to its large battery pack of 84 kW / h.
Many other things make the entry-level BMW i4 very promising. For example, it can charge 200 kW and comes with a 5-year Chargefox membership that offers free and unlimited use of fast and ultra-fast charging stations in Australia. Outwardly impressive 19-inch M light alloy wheels, M high-gloss Shadow Line kit and M Aerodynamics package.
The interior of the i4 is very similar to the 4 Series Grand Coupe, but it has some unique features, the most important of which is a curved display that includes a cluster of 12.3-inch digital instruments and a 14.0-inch information entertainment display. appeared in the series and in the update of the M3 model.
As mentioned above, we spend a week with the i4 eDrive40, so there will be plenty of time to test it in different situations. If you have anything you want to know about EV, let us know in the comments.