TWO VERSIONS – Announced in March, the electric sedan BMW i4 will arrive on the market starting from November of 2021, in two versions: the i4 M50 which has 544 hp of power and 795 Nm of torque, four-wheel drive and declared autonomy of up to 510 km, and the i4 eDrive40, which delivers 340 hp and 430 Nm, rear-wheel drive and a range of 590 km. Both share the 83.9 kWh battery, which can be recharged using the direct current columns with a power of up to 200 kW. With them, in 10 minutes it is possible to increase the range up to 164 km (for the eDrive40) and 140 km (for the M50).
WHAT A SHOT – The performance that matters for an electric car with a sporty nature is not so much the maximum speed, but the acceleration, which gives a measure of how well it can give strong emotions to its occupants: BMW i4 M50 the amazement cannot be missed thanks to the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds obtainable with the Sport Boost function activated (maximizes peak power). Version too eDrive40 it does not do badly on paper, thanks to a 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds. The i4 M50 can also count on specific adaptive suspension, variable ratio steering, increased braking system and optional M light alloy wheels (up to 20 inches).
THE STYLE OF THE 4 – The style of the BMW i4 it resumes that of the 4 Series Coupé where the eye-catching “double kidney” grille that conceals the camera, the ultrasound sensors and the radar is located. The headlights are very thin and use Laserlight technology (optional). Being an electric car, the house has paid particular attention to its aerodynamics in order to maximize autonomy; the drag coefficient is 0.24.
ALMOST ASSISTANTS YOU IN EVERYTHING – The instrumentation of the BMW i4 it is fully digital and is visible on a 12.3-inch panel. There is also a second display, alongside the previous one, for controlling the 14.9-inch multimedia system on which version 8 of the BMW operating system runs. There are approximately 40 driving assistance functions available. Front collision warning and lane departure warning are standard, as are adaptive cruise control, which sets the speed according to road limits and synchronizes with traffic lights (optional feature available in Germany).
WHAT MUSIC MASTER – Per BMW i4 M50 the German house has developed a series of specific sounds emitted by the car while driving created by Hans Zimmer, a well-known composer of film soundtracks.