With the latest teasing of its soon to be released BMW i4 model, the fully electric car was seen in nearly all of its glory, save for a thin camouflage during testing.
The four door 2021 iteration is shaping up to be a worthy competitor to the Tesla Model 3, which is basically the standard these days. It is expected to start at $50,000, making it competitive with the Long Range Model 3 from Tesla. So what do you get with $50k in the BMW i4 2021 model?
Knowing what the competition is capable off, BMW is fitting the latest i4 with an 80 kWh rated battery pack, which promises rides up to 372 miles (about 600km). In contrast, Tesla Model 3 will take you 360 miles before you have to recharge. A charging session of 35mins will give you 80% capacity on the i4, thanks to its 150 kW charging points. As a perk, BMW usually provides warranty for its electric models, which should be good for 100,000 miles.
The car will be powered by a single electric motor, which can output 530 hp and take you from 0-62 mph in less than four seconds. The i4 is also expected to feature rear- and all-wheel drive.
In the looks department, the new BMW won’t be much different from the Concept i4. You can’t miss the bean-shaped two-part grill, which is expected to feature on the final version of the car. Blue highlights also remind you that you are looking a BMW.
It boasts of some aerodynamics tricks. There is a big diffuser at the rear of the car, to ensure that your car doesn’t require as much battery charge to overcome air resistance on your drives. This is in addition to the sleek lines incorporated into the body. All these will ensure you can drive a little longer.
Not much is known about the interior but going by the i4 Concept, you can expect a clean, minimalist design. Barring any last minute changes, the dashboard should come with wraparound screen. Leg room promises to be ample. Wireless phone charging, Wi-Fi hotspots should also be part of the package.
For the driving experience, you will be able to choose from a range of options: Core, Efficient and Sport. Each mode will affect the display of the central console and internal lights. You should be able to find something for your road mood.
The 2021 i4 is slated for a December availability this year.
Is the BMW i4 2021 packed enough to sway you from the competition? What else would you like to see on this model? Sound off in the comments.
Written by D.O. for www.ShargeMe.blog