BMW sets sights on electrified future as the release of the BMW i4 draws closer.
The Automotive industry is changing, with a rapid growth in electrified vehicles appearing on the market. Almost every manufacturer in the industry are introducing electrified models whether in the form of hybrids or fully electric. BMW is set to increase the number of vehicles in the model line up that utilise such powertrains with the ambitious objective of offering 25 electrified models by 2025. One of the most significant models set to be unveiled is the BMW i4.
Utilising the latest eDrive technology the BMW i4 is quoted as producing 390 kilowatts (or 523 bhp) which returns an estimate 0-60 time of around 4 seconds. The fully electric drive train is also quoted as being capable of delivering a range of up to 373 miles. Although we are yet to see a production ready version, the quoted figures are promising and look to compete with target rivals. One of the biggest rivals the i4 will compete against is the already successful Tesla Model 3 which delivers similar figures within the luxury EV market. Charging also looks to be comparable with other models in the sector, expect 80% charge in around 35 minutes. It is also claimed that 62 miles of range can be obtained in just 15 minutes when using a fast charging station.
The BMW i4 is expected to arrive in 2021 however, we shouldn’t have to wait that long before we get a better idea of what the i4 will look like. Concept renders and spy shots have circulated on the internet since last year teasing how the final silhouette could look. Recently BMWBLOG wrote an article claiming that a new concept model for the i4 could be unveiled as early as March. The article states that the 2020 Geneva Motorshow could be the venue for this public unveiling.
The 90th edition of the show begins on the 5th of March and is one of the most coveted shows in the international motoring calendar. Internet sources also indicate that the new 4 Series could also make an appearance following on from the unveiling of the Concept 4 at the end of last year. The Concept 4 debuted a bold and controversial new design language for BMW, it can be assumed that the i4 will also follow this new aesthetic.Discover the Electrified BMW Range