After bringing the flagship iX electric SUV for an introductory price of 1.16 crore in December last year and the Mini Cooper SE for 47.20 lakh in February, BMW is now gearing up to officially introduce the i4 electric car on May 26.
For unversed, BMW has previously announced plans to debut three electric vehicles in India in the next six months to boost the electric mobility category. At the same time, the new BMW i4 arrives on the market with a slew of new features, which we’ll go over in depth today.
The BMW i4’s design and appearance are based on the 4 Series Gran Coupe, but a new front look and air dam have been added to give it a fresh look. Simultaneously, it received the company’s specially designed alloy wheels with LED headlamps and a blue-accented body. Apart from the aisle, it retains the 4 Series’ trademark coupe roofline, which provides the car with a sleek appearance.
The BMW i4 gets a new dual-tone color scheme in the cabin, as well as a 12.3-inch driving display and a 14.9-inch infotainment screen. The infotainment system works on iDrive 8 software and supports Over-The-Air updates, and the whole screen is based on frameless bezels. As a result, this vehicle debuts the company’s fifth-generation electric vehicle technology.
The BMW i4 will be available in India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU), with the eDrive 40 model offering the best battery range. It has an 81.5-kWh battery that allows the electric motor to produce 330 horsepower and 430 Nm of peak torque. According to BMW, the BMW i4 has a range of 483 kilometres on a single charge. The i4 comes with an 11 kW AC charger that can fully charge the battery in 8 hours. Aside from that, the electric sedan will have 200 kW DC fast-charging, which would give it a range of 142 kilometres in just 10 minutes.
In India, the BMW i4 electric sedan car is priced between Rs 60 lakh and Rs 80 lakh. At the same time, because it is based on the CBU platform, it has no competitors in India.