In front of its official introduction of the vehicle at some point in 2021, BMW has shared new subtleties and pictures of its up and coming all-electric i4 car. As per the German automaker, the i4 will highlight another 80kWh limit battery with a most extreme scope of 600km or roughly 373 miles. BMW likewise uncovered that the battery weighs 550kg or around 1,213 pounds, and will have the option to energize at to 150kW.
The 390kW engine, then, yields 530 torque in conventional gas terms. BMW claims it can quicken from zero to 60 miles for every hour in around four seconds and highlights a top speed of 124 miles, making it what might be compared to one of the organization’s V8 burning motors. Like the iX3 and iNext, the two different EVs BMW plans to bring to advertise in 2021, the i4 will exploit the organization’s forthcoming fifth-age electric powertrain.
On paper, the i4 compares favorably against the competition. The most comparable Tesla Model 3 variant, for instance, features a maximum range of 322 miles and a top speed of 145 miles per hour. The same trim also features Tesla’s highest capacity Model 3 battery. It weighs approximately 1,058 pounds and tops out at 75kWh.
The one thing to keep in mind with both comparisons is that BMW has yet to release the i4, and so the final model may not live up to the company’s initial claims. Moreover, it’s worth noting that, in real-world use, the i4’s battery probably won’t deliver 373 miles of range in most circumstances — just like the Model 3’s battery doesn’t always live up to the EPA’s 322-mile estimate.
Including the i4, BMW plans to debut 25 all-electric and plug-in hybrids before the end of 2023. In a recent interview with Auto Express, the company’s EV division chief Robert Irlinger said the company is also working on a 1 Series-inspired electric hatchback. Notably, BMW says it plans to launch the i4 globally, so there’s a good chance we’ll see it here stateside.