The German marque is set to unveil its response to the Tesla Model 3.
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BMW is set to debut the i4 – its first electrified Gran Coupe – at the 2020 Geneva motor show in March, the German carmaker has confirmed this week.

Key figures confirmed for the i4 include a powerful 390kW electric motor and a large 80kWh battery pack. BMW claims these figures should be good for a 0-100km/h dash in approximately four seconds, on its way to a top speed of over 200km/h.

Driving range is expected to be around 600km, tested on the new WLTP standard. By comparison, the Tesla Model 3’s Long Range variant that the i4 will compete against lists a driving range of 544 kilometres.

With a 150kW charger, the i4's battery can be charged to 80 per cent in 35 minutes.

Externally, the i4 looks to take most of its styling cues from the 4 Series Gran Coupe.

As a full-electric alternative to the 4 Series, the i4 is another step towards the brand’s goal of having 25 electrified vehicles by 2025.

The i4 will join BMW’s electric stable with the ageing i3 hatch. Other anticipated 2021 models in the BMW i range include the iX3 SUV and the i1, while an i6 model has been slated for release in 2024. CarAdvice has also previously reported a spied i7 model.

Further to this, BMW planned an i5 model that never made it past concept stages and will be discontinuing its electric flagship i8 in April this year.

The BMW i4 is set to debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show, running March 5th to 15th. The model will be debuted alongside three hybrid plug-in 3 Series models and the 48v mild-hybrid M340d xDrive.