BMW has made the i4 official! The auto giant made the announcement during its annual conference, giving us first official images of the exterior.
The design is sharing many similarities with the BMW 4 series, down to the blue accents that BMW uses to differentiate its electric offering.
The 2022 i4 is coming early next year and certainly BMW tried to knock it out of the park. The biggest news is that the four-door electric sedan is getting an EPA certified range of 300 miles, which puts it in the big boys club with other top of the line models from other brands. The car will also go from 0 t0 60 mph under 4 seconds. It will get 530 hp from the electric motor.
We are expecting different trims at different price points though, so not all the models will get the vaunted 300 miles range nor the rest of the specs listed here. However, BMW is promising an M Performance version
The concept version of the i4 was released in 2017 and it has clearly undergone many revisions before yesterday’s release. Photos of the interior of the production model will have to come at a later time.
Pricing details are not available right now but we expect it to be closer to its competitors.
BMW is aiming to make half its global sales electric before the end of 2025. Nevertheless, BMW wants the i4 to be built from an architecture that will also produce hybrid and gas-powered models. The core of the architecture will be electric. By the end of 2023, BMW hopes to have released 25 electric models globally. By 2031, it would have sold over 10 million electric vehicles.
More details about the i4 will be released before its release date next year. Meanwhile, BMW also announced an electric SUV, the iX, which has the same expected release date as the i4 sedan.