Review BMW i4; Full electric drive
Review BMW i4; Full electric drive

Review BMW i4; Full electric drive

Here’s another inflection point for electric cars. The BMW i4. Full electric drive has now reached “the heart of BMW”, says the company’s boss Oliver Zipse.

It’s not a city car. Not a crossover. Not a startup – hello Tesla 3 and Polestar 2. It’s a proper sports saloon from the premium aristocracy.

The choice of versions will top out at an M Performance version, with rear-drive, 530bhp and a 0-60mph time, says BMW, of about four seconds. Range will go up to about 360 miles WLTP.

Most of the i4’s styling is shared with the coming 4 Series Gran Coupe. Except of course it gets efficiency-stretching aero tweaks.

Inside, though, things are very different. It gets the new iDrive version 8, as just revealed for the iX crossover.

Well now. Given the car’s layout, and the team who developed and is making it, we might reasonably assume this will be the best-driving electric car this side of a Porsche Taycan.

It’s a busy year for electric BMWs, as they’re also launching the iX crossover. They’re confident that buyers are hungry. Zipse says it was “an easy decision” to bring out the i4 three months ahead of schedule. It goes on sale in Germany this autumn.

Given how much it shares with the 4 Series, it’s also built on the same production line at the company’s historic Munich factory. That plant has particular significance as it’s right at the foot of the company’s headquarters tower. The heart of BMW, then.

Add a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

About us

John Hendricks
Blog Editor
We went down the lane, by the body of the man in black, sodden now from the overnight hail, and broke into the woods..
we exists to create a world where shopping for a car is uplifting, our digital automotive marketplace (PREMIUM PLATFORM) helps all kinds of Automotives shoppers consider there choices from every angle
Automotiveng Copyright © 2021. All rights reserved.