● Operating System 8 for the latest connectivity
● Prices start at less than 60,000 euros
Prices: BMW i4 starts under 60,000 euros
Buy: BMW i4 can already be ordered with high discounts
Appearance: The BMW i4 is an electric 4 Series Gran Coupé
The electric car comes with an optional trailer hitch
The dimensions at a glance:
● Length: 4785mm
● Width: 1852mm
● Height: 1448mm
● Wheelbase: 2856mm
● Trunk: 470-1290 l
● Trailer load: max. 1600 kg
Interior: The seating position leaves a lot to be desired
The highlight in the i4 cockpit is the large, curved display unit, which replaces the conventional screens from well-known BMW models and creates a link to the big brother iX. The two screens (10.4 inches and 14.7 inches) clearly display instruments and infotainment content. The displays of the OS 8 are new and allow customization using graphic tiles.
The same game on the back seat. People of average height should also be satisfied here on medium-haul routes, but with a height of 1.95 meters AUTO BILD editor Peter Fischer is forced into a hunched posture. In addition, there is the cardan tunnel, which cannot turn the feeling of space into a positive one.
Driving: The i4 is a car with travel qualities
Fire free in the new BMW i4 M50 with 795 Newton meters of torque and 544 hp! Right foot down means: forward! And properly. It’s that easy to reach 100 km/h in less than four (!) seconds, that’s how easy it is for the 2.3-tonne four-door car to run into the invisible (electronically limited) 225 km/h wall. Also excellent: the car is extremely quiet; only at speeds over 200 km/h does the wind rush seriously around the columns. At most, a basic grumbling from the wheel arches proves that 255 tires in 20-inch format are rolling off here.
BMW has created a special sound experience especially for the i4 M50. In Sport mode, for example, the sound emitted by the loudspeakers accompanies the movements of the gas pedal in a particularly full-bodied and grumpy manner – even during load changes or when coasting. A potent combustion engine could hardly be more present.
The BMW i4 is not quite perfect
As a result, the BMW i4 delivers first-class connectivity with the road – always, everywhere and unwaveringly. However, he doesn’t do his job perfectly. The driving experience feels exciting, but always artificial. The steering should return more fully, the car should run less frightened over ruts, and it should also be possible to steer it with your fingertips. Narrow streets, curvy course, bumpy surface – then please keep it tense.
Summary of Jan Horn: The BMW i4 M50 is not the precise racing machine despite the 544 hp. Rather the massive bolide with fine travel qualities. BMW also designed the electrical part excellently, but slightly exaggerated the operating concept.
Equipment: Sports seats and the matching steering wheel are standard in the BMW i4
Technical data: BMW i4 achieves a range of up to 590 kilometers
With the more powerful i4 M50, the radius of action is naturally somewhat smaller, and the power is sufficient for a maximum of 521 kilometers. The car then comes with one electric motor per axle; the bottom line is that the system achieves 400 kW (544 hp) and 795 Nm (in boost mode). The top model does the sprint to country road speed correspondingly faster (3.9 seconds).