BMW Shares New Details & Pricing for the Electric i4 Sedan, Will Start at $55,400 in the U.S.
【Summary】BMW has officially launched the 2022 i4, its first all-electric mid-size sedan. The i4 EV is based on BMW’s 4 Series Gran Coupe model and uses a modified version of its internal combustion engine vehicle architecture. Here's what you need to know.
BMW has officially launched the 2022 i4, its first all-electric mid-size sedan. The i4 EV is based on BMW's 4 Series Gran Coupe model and uses a modified version of its internal combustion engine vehicle architecture.
The 2022 BMW i4 will be available in 2 variants, the eDrive40 and more powerful M50 model. The deliveries of the electric i4 will start in November.
According to BMW, the i4 is the company's first-ever battery-powered offering that was designed with a focus on driving dynamics.
The interior of the new BMW i4 is indistinguishable from the 4 Series Gran Coupe except for BMW's iDrive 8 infotainment system. The dashboard is dominated by a large 14.9-inch touchscreen display, while a second 12.3-inch instrumentation display sits behind the steering wheel.
Both versions get fast charging capabilities and can be recharged at rates of 200 kW, which can offer 90 miles of range after only 10 minutes of charging.
The 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 will start at $55,400 (not including a $995 destination fee), while the more powerful i4 M50 will start at $65,900.
BMW i4 eDrive40
The i4 comes equipped with the fifth-generation of BMW's eDrive technology. The i4 eDrive40's electric drivetrain produces 350 horsepower with around 317 lb-ft of torque.
The electric sedan is powered by an 83.9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which BMW claims can deliver up to 367 miles of range per WLTP standards.
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes just 5.7 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 118 mph. The i4 eDrive40 will only be available in a rear-wheel-drive setup.
The i4 M50
The more powerful M50 is BMW's flagship i4 model and the first-ever battery-only model from BMW's automaker's M division.
Although the i4 M50 is powered by the same 83.9 kWh battery pack as the eDrive40, power output has been bumped up to 544 horsepower with 586 lb-ft of torque.
Customers can access the car's maximum power output using the M50's Sport Boost function, which instantly adds 67 horsepower and 48 lb-ft of torque. However, the M50's full power can only be used for up to 10 seconds to conserve battery power.
The 2022 i4 M50 gets an all-wheel-drive setup with a WLTP estimated range of 317 miles. BMW claims that the i4 M50 can make the zero to 60 MPH run in just 3.9 seconds. Top speed of the high performance M50 is limited to 140 MPH.
Manish Kharinta is a automotive writer based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked for automotive industry websites TheSmokingClutch.com, CarDekho.com and CarBikeindia.com. His experience ranges from covering auto shows, to car reviews and breaking automotive news. Manish aims to bring forth his unique perspective on automotive design and technological innovations in the automotive industry.
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