Monday, May 29

530-HP BMW i4 electric sedan revealed. Sprints 0-100 in 4 secs

The German automaker unveiled the production version of the 2022 i4 electric sedan. While much of the market is focusing on electric SUVs, it’s refreshing that BMW is bringing essentially an electric 4-series to the EV world. It will go on sale in the international market later this year.

The BMW i4 will be offered in multiple variants with different powertrain configurations and battery sizes. As far as range in concerned, BMW is promising a driving range of up to 590km in a single charge as per the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) cycle.

The German carmaker has not yet revealed the exact specifications of each variant, but we do know that the powertrain can develop up to 530hp of power. These figures put it in the same league as that of BMW’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Of course, this being an electric car, we have to talk about its 0-100 kph sprint, which it achieves in 4 seconds flat.

The vehicle along with the upcoming iX electric SUV, is part of BMW’s push for electrification that the company outlined today. The automaker is still targeting an architecture that allows the same model to be available as a hybrid, EV, or gas-powered vehicle. BMW says that the core of this modular architecture will be electric. Even with that ability to choose, the automaker claims that well over 50 percent of its global sales will come from EVs by 2025.

More details on the BMW i4 will be released over the next few weeks.

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