This Is The New BMW I4 That Is Set To Commence Sales In 2021. The BMW i4 is an all-electric five-door liftback styled sedan made by German automobile manufacturer BMW, marketed as a four-door coupé with sales commencing in 2021. The initial concept version, named BMW I Vision Dynamics, debuted at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the fifth BMW I sub-brand model, and will be sold in several variants at different performance levels.
The BMW i4 is an electric sedan that is expected to compete against the Tesla Model 3 and other mid-size EV sedans when it finally hits showrooms in 2021. An investment of about €200 million in the Munich plant was made in preparation for the 2021 series production as the BMW i4 is built on the same assembly line as cars with combustion engines and plug-in hybrids. While 90% of the existing production equipment in the body shop were incorporated into the production process of the i4, several new systems were required mainly for the floor assembly and rear structure as the electric drive and high-voltage battery are different from conventional architectures.
The BMW i4 will feed electrons to an electric motor that is expected to make 530 horsepower. The sedan’s battery-pack capacity will be approximately 80.0-kWh. Likewise, the company says the all-electric four-door will accelerate from zero to 62 mph in four seconds flat. The i4 is also expected to offer both rear- and all-wheel drive, which will ultimately produce different zero-to-60-mph times.
The BMW i4 will have the ability to travel up to 300 miles on a full battery. Along with a battery pack that measures about 80.0-kWh, the i4 will have a 150-kilowatt charging capacity that can provide up to 80 percent of the car’s driving range in just 35 minutes.
The BMW i4 is expected to have a cabin that is richly appointed, including the availability of rose gold trim, white leather upholstery, and light wood trim. The car will share its underpinnings with the company’s 3-series sedan, so the interior will likely be equally as spacious. The i4’s roofline is more dramatic than the 3, though, offering a four-door-coupe body style and what appears to be a large rear liftgate that opens to reveal a large cargo area like that of BMW 4-series Gran Coupe.