AmericaThe new electric luxury sedan has two versions xDrive40 and M50, priced from $ 55,400-65,900, sold from 2022.
After a series of photos leaked from the end of March, BMW launched two electric models including i4 (4-door coupe) and iX (crossover) in the US market. The 4-door coupe-style i4 will compete with the Tesla Model 3 rival, while the iX will compete with the Model X.
BMW’s new electric car uses the German automaker’s CLAR module cluster architecture, similar to its Series 3 brother. i4 is 4,785 mm long, 1,852 mm wide, 1,448 mm high. The rear trunk has a capacity of 470 liters. i4 is sold with two powertrain options including eDrive40 (rear-wheel drive) and M50 (xDrive 4-wheel drive). Both use the same 81.5 kWh battery pack.
In particular, i4 eDrice40 is equipped with an electric motor on the rear axle, producing 335 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds, with a maximum speed of 190 km / h, according to the company’s announcement. Range of 483 km per full charge.
The more powerful version of i4 M50 (similar to M Sport), installs two electric motors on each axle, with a total capacity of 537 hp and 795 Nm of torque, helping to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in just 3.9 seconds. and a top speed of 225 km/h. The operating range is 394 km.
It takes nearly 8 hours to fully charge the battery with a Class II wall cable via 11kW AC power. The battery supports 200 kW fast charging, with 10 minutes of charging for a range of 145 km.
The interior of the i4 stands out with a 12.3-inch screen behind the steering wheel, combined with a 14.9-inch entertainment screen to form a block that BMW calls a curved screen. Vehicles equipped with standard sports seats, decorated with blue accents throughout. 3-zone automatic climate control system.
The BMW i4 eDrive40 costs $ 55,400, the i4 M50 version costs $ 65,900. Car sold from January 2022. The price of rival Tesla Model S from $ 40,000.