BMW has revealed the brand’s fully electric four-door Gran Coupe, the i4 at the BMW Group Annual Conference. The BMW will launch the i4 Gran Coupe later this year and the brand will be offering the 100% electric vehicle with an M Performance variant alongside the standard version. The brand will also be announcing more detail on the market launch in the coming weeks.
Powering the i4 Gran Coupe is a 390 kW/530 Hp electric motor that has the capability of accelerating the sporty sedan from a standstill to 100 kmph in just 4 seconds. The brand also claims that the long-range battery pack is capable of returning a range of 590 km on the WLTP cycle and 300 miles (482 km) on the EPA cycle test (Estimated).
Design & Styling
The BMW i4 features the brand typical sporty design language that reverberates with the latest-generation M4 high-performance coupe and features an imposing radiator grille with blue accents, a splitter effect on the bumper, vertical aero ducts that flank the front bumper, sleek headlamps, hexagonal LED daytime running light signatures, aero optimised alloy wheels, rounded wheel arches, a long bonnet with raised ridges, a blue accent line on the side that confirms the car’s zero-emission status, a sloping roofline and features on the rear end that match the brand’s latest design language.
In other news
BMW also unveiled its first fully-electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the BMW iX3 which is produced at the BMW Group’s Shenyang manufacturing facility in China and exported to other countries. The BMW iX3 features BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive technology. BMW will be deploying the same technology on the upcoming BMW i4 as well as the BMW iNext. Powering the BMW iX3 is a current-excited synchronous motor that produces 286 Hp of power and 400 Nm of torque. The electric motor draws power from an 80 kWh BMW eDrive high-voltage battery pack that claims to deliver a range of 460 km on the WLTP cycle.