BMW has big electrification plans and says it will shift half of its global sales volume to EVs by 2030. As part of the push, the automaker is hard at work releasing new models and expanding existing EV lines. The i4 is a new electric sedan that hit the streets earlier this year, and now, BMW has announced a new entry-level model for the product line.
The i4 eDrive35 starts at $52,395, which includes a $995 destination charge. The car has the same electric powertrain tech that powers the iX SUV and higher-end i4 models. Here, the system includes a single electric motor and a 70.2-kWh battery. The combination produces 281 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque and sends it to the rear wheels. It’s not as ferocious as the more expensive i4 M50, but BMW says the eDrive35’s powertrain is strong enough to propel it from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
Riding on standard 18-inch aero wheels, BMW notes the eDrive35 as having a range of up to 260 miles. The car is capable of DC fast charging and can recharge at a rate of up to 180 kW, allowing it to charge from 10 to 80% in just 32 minutes.
A 12.3-inch infotainment display is standard and flanked by a 14.9-inch digital gauge cluster. The system sits behind a curved glass panel and spans nearly half the dash. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, SiriusXM, and plenty more come standard. A premium stereo with 205 watts is also standard, and the car comes with app functions for traffic, parking, and remote vehicle controls.