BMW i4: 2022 BMW i4 performance electric sedan breaks cover – Times of India


BMW on Wednesday globally unveiled i4, its first electric vehicle focused on driving dynamics. BMW i4 will be available in two variants in the global market from November 2021.
BMW claims i4 combines the company’s fabled sporting prowess and a range that also convinces over long journeys with the elegant design, spaciousness and practicality of a four-door Gran Coupé.
The i4 M50 is a purely electric performance car from BMW M GmbH, with 400 kW/544 hp, all-wheel drive and a range of up to 510 kilometres (317 miles) in the WLTP cycle.

BMW i4 eDrive40 is powered by a 250 kW/340 hp motor with rear-wheel drive and a range of up to 590 kilometres (367 miles) in the WLTP cycle.
The BMW i4 is based on a flexible vehicle architecture conceived from the outset for a purely electric drive system. Optimised aerodynamics with C d of 0.24.
Newly-designed chassis technology attuned precisely to the vehicle concept uses a double-joint spring strut front axle and five-link rear axle. Lift-related dampers and rear-axle air suspension come as standard.

Near-actuator wheel slip limitation (also teamed for the first time with electric all-wheel drive) delivers outstanding traction and directional stability in extremely dynamic driving manoeuvres.
BMW i4 M50 also features model-specific adaptive M suspension, variable sport steering, M Sport braking system and optional M light-alloy wheels (up to 20-inch).
Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology is integrated with electric motor, power electronics and transmission and the latest battery cell technology. Electric motors work according to the principle of an electrically excited synchronous unit.
BMW i4 M50 with Sport Boost for ultra-dynamic power delivery from the two electric motors with peak output and maximum system torque of 795 Nm (586 lb-ft). Acceleration of 0 to 100 kmph (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds. BMW i4 eDrive40 with maximum system torque of 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) and 0 – 100 kmph (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds.

Model-specific drive sound delivers authentic feedback to the movement of the accelerator and speed. BMW i4 M50 with extremely energy-charged soundtrack.
Combined Charging Unit allows the use of DC fast-charging stations with an output of up to 200 kW. The range can be increased by as much as 164 kilometres / 102 miles (BMW i4 eDrive40) and 140 kilometres / 87 miles (BMW i4 M50) within 10 minutes at stations of this kind.
Around 40 driver assistance functions available: Front-collision warning, Speed Limit Info and Lane Departure Warning fitted as standard. Optional Active Cruise Control with automatic Speed Limit Assist, route monitoring function and (in Germany) reaction to traffic lights.

Park Distance Control and Reversing Assist Camera fitted as standard. Optional Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant. Parking Assistant Plus with functions including Surround View and Remote 3D View.
Gran Coupé vehicle concept combines sedan-level ride comfort with modern functionality. Elegantly sporting design with stretched coupé proportions, a flowing roofline, four doors with frameless windows and a large tailgate.
Largely blanked-off front end and striking BMW kidney grille with discreetly integrated camera, ultrasonic and radar sensors. Slim headlights, optionally with BMW Laserlight. Colour accents in BMW i Blue. BMW i4 eDrive40 in M Sport specification and BMW i4 M50 with bespoke performance-led cues.

The luxurious premium ambience and variable-use interior space. Acoustic glazing, pre-heating and pre-conditioning, sport seats and sports steering wheel as standard. Centre console with modern-design control panel for the gear selector lever, BMW Controller and function keys.
A wide array of individualization options as is typical of premium models. Driving pleasure and comfort enhanced by options such as seat heating and ventilation, Vernasca leather trim and BMW Individual leather trim variants, instrument panel in Sensatec and leather variants, M Sport package Pro, ambient lighting, Harman Kardon Surround Sound System and large glass slide/tilt sunroof.

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