Current EV


BMW i4 eDrive 40

Pure Electric

EV=300mi
Range

Seats 5

35.5ft3 Cargo

L=195
W=77.4
H=66.1

83.9kWh Battery

BMW has combined its renowned class and luxury with the benefits of a pure electric in its 2022 i4 eDrive 40 Gran Coupe. With an EPA-estimated range of 300 miles, this eye-catching EV is a distinctive champion of the electric lifestyle. The Bavarian carmaker’s latest 5th-generation eDrive technology combines with BMW’s hallmark engineering to rewrite the rules for electric coupe performance driving.

There are two trims; the i4 eDrive40 and the i4 M50.

Important facts about the pure electric i4 eDrive40:
• Starting MSRP is $55,400
• The xDrive50 is eligible for a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit
• Maximum horsepower is 335hp
• The EV reaches 60mph in 5.5 seconds
• The 83.9kWh permanent magnet synchronous Lithium Ion battery provides a 300-mile range
• The battery is replenished up to 108 miles in 10 minutes
• The EV has a rear-mounted electric motor and rear-wheel drive
• Cargo space is 16.6 cubic feet with the rear seats up, 45.5 cubic feet with seats down

Important facts about the pure electric i4 M50:
• Starting MSRP is $65,900
• The xDrive50 is eligible for a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit
• Maximum horsepower is 536hp
• The EV reaches 60mph in 3.7 seconds
• The 83.9kWh permanent magnet synchronous Lithium Ion battery provides a 245-mile range
• The battery is replenished up to 88 miles in 10 minutes
• The EV has 2 electric motors, mounted on the front and rear axles, which create All Wheel Drive (AWD)
• Cargo space is 16.6 cubic feet with the rear seats up, 45.5 cubic feet with seats down

Says forbes.com reviewer Bill Howard about the 2022 eDrive 40: “The electric-drive BMW i4 is the four-door coupe from the 4 Series family, reimagined and re-engineered with electric motors in place of gasoline engines. The transplants work, and the patient not only survived but thrives with mind-boggling acceleration, handling and – here’s looking at you, Tesla Model 3 – real attention to quality control.”

Both trims come with two screens combined together to provide a display which stretches across 2/3rds of the cockpit. The instrument panel (digital guage cluster) is 14.9” wide and the center display for navigation, infotainment and apps is 12.3.” Non-reflective glass covers them and the seam is hidden by the steering wheel. The display of important driving data – navigation, speed and infotainment are projected in a convenient, easy-to-read format.

The iDrive cockpit control is now 20 years old – its the iDrive 8. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are standard and display in the instrument panel as well as the infotainment panel. iDrive 8 allows control of the center display with touch, voice, control wheel, and gesture.

The M50 is $5,000 cheaper than the M4 gas version and its performance is close to identical. Remember when EV versions of a car were many thousands of dollars more than their gas-powered counterparts? That’s no longer the case!

Also take note that the Tesla Model 3 Performance is $59,190, with an estimated pure electric 315 miles. The i4 M50 MSRP is $55,400 and gets 300 estimated pure electric miles. Both BMW i4s qualify for up to a $7500 Federal Tax credit, while Tesla has used up its tax credit allocations.

Built for balance, the i4 M50 embraces BMW’s near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution for better balance and responsiveness. The EV’s low-slung battery decreases the center of gravity and improves body rigidity. The car’s suspension components, body panels and chassis are made from lightweight aluminum. The i4 M50 includes standard Adaptive M Suspension, M Sport Brakes, and M wheels – plus the distinctive designs and badging of BMW M.

BMW calls the 2022 i4 “the most aerodynamically BMW every built, with a finely designed rear diffuser and aerodynamic wheels in up to 19-inch diameter.” Both elegant Gran Coupes project strength and refinement in every detail. A long wheelbase, short overhangs and a flowing roofline define their exterior silhouettes.

Every BMW i4 comes equipped with the new Flexible Fast Charger. This portable device, compatible with any 120V or 240V outlet, delivers optimized charging wherever you go.

Says forbes.com reviewer Bill Howard says the 2022 i4 is “a fabulous sport sedan (coupe) with a lot of advantages. Performance is fantastic, the sounds are cool (really), iDrive works well for those who first read the manual, and this begins BMW’s serious transition to electrification beyond the vast network of plug-in hybrids among current BMW models. BMW has learned from its interim EVs such as the i3 small sedan and i8 super-sports car. Now it’s tackling the premium mainstream market. So far, so good.”


WRITTEN NOVEMBER 2021

Specs

Performance:

  • Permanent magnet Synchronous electric motor
  • All-electric 335-hp and 317 lb-ft of torque motor
  • Brake Energy Recuperation system
  • 83.9 kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack with advanced active thermal management system
  • Flexible Fast Charging Cable
  • J1772 AC Fast charging capability (11 kW)
  • DC Fast charging capability (SAE Combo connector)­­
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • Automatic transmission, single-speed with fixed ratio
  • Lightweight, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Acceleration: 0-60: 5.5 seconds
  • Top Speed: 118mph
  • Real Wheel Drive (RWD)
  • Materials: Steel, Aluminum
  • BMW Ultimate Care
  • 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • 12-year Unlimited Mileage Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
  • 4-year Unlimited Mileage Roadside Assistance Program
  • 8-year/100,000-mile High-Voltage Battery Warranty

Interior:

  • Anthracite Headliner
  • SensaTec Dashboard
  • Black High Gloss Trim
  • Perforated Sensatec
  • BMW ConnectedDrive Services
  • BMW TeleServices
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility
  • Connected Package Professional features Real-Time Traffic Information and On-Street Parking Information (select cities), Hazard Preview, BMW Remote Services including Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock, and Concierge Services. The Intelligent Personal Assistant voice control offers natural speech input for various functions, including navigation.
  • Remote Software Upgrade capable
  • HiFi Sound System with 205-watt digital amplifier
  • SiriusXM with 360L + 1 year Platinum Plan Subscription
  • Live Cockpit Plus features BMW Curved Display with configurable 12.3" instrument cluster and 14.9" central information display. The multi-input iDrive 8 system is operated by voice, touchscreen, and iDrive touchpad Controller. Navigation, Bluetooth, USB-C ports, and multiple Over-the-Air (OTA) updates for map data
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • 40/20/40 split fold-down through-load rear seats
  • 2-way power glass moonroof with "one-touch" operation and sliding interior sunshade
  • Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and driver's-side exterior mirror
  • Storage compartment package
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers with automatic headlight control
  • Multi-zone Climate Control including micro-filter and automatic air recirculation
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Automatic tailgate
  • Automatic high beams
  • LED Headlights
  • Active Protection System detects imminent accidents, then prepares by automatically pretensioning safety belts, closing windows and moonroof, and activating post-crash braking; includes Fatigue and Focus Alert feature
  • Active Driving Assistant, includes Frontal Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Speed Limit Info
  • Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • BMW Assist eCall­­ includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Rear-view Camera
  • Mobility kit
  • Park Distance Control, front and rear

Exterior:

  • 18" Gunmetal Grey Aero wheels, Style 854 with Performance Non Run-flat Tires
  • Satin Aluminum exterior trim
  • Frozen Grey Exterior Accents
  • Wheel Dimensions: 18 x 7.5 front | 18 x 7.5 rear
  • Tire Dimensions: (mm): 225/50 front | 225/50 rear
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