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.
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.