BMW is making a lot of promises with the upcoming i4 sedan. Sporty looks. Best-in-class driving dynamics. An estimated 300 miles of all-electric range.
The new gran coupé will arrive in 2021, a couple months ahead of schedule. The fully electric car is said to achieve typical BMW sportiness while offering comfort and sustainability.
“With its sporty looks, best in class driving dynamics and zero local emissions, the BMW i4 is a true BMW. It makes the heart of the BMW brand now beat fully electric,” said Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands, Sales.
The car will come in a variety of ranges, up to 300 miles. It will have a power output of 530 horsepower and will be able to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in around four seconds.
But it’s a sedan? The BMW electric vehicles, SUVs, and cars will run on parallel naming tracks. The i3 is a hatchback-style sedan so it makes sense that the i4 would be as well. Meanwhile 4 Series cars are coupes and the X4 is a high-riding hatchback that’s more crossover than SUV.
The i4 will join the iX in in being one of the first vehicles with BMW’s new iDrive 8 infotainment system.
BMW is just one of the automakers that is making a sincere push toward full lineup electrification. Their sister brand MINI has already announced intentions of going electric. Volvo is doing similar things and taking the big step of promising to move to strictly online sales.
More details about the BMW i4 are expected to be announced closer to the model’s on sale date.