BMW i4 eDrive 40
BMW i4 eDrive 40
EFFICIENCY16 kWh / 100 km
CHARGE%10-80: 31 minutes
- BMW i4 eDrive40 is a mid-range electric sedan launched in November 2021.
- i4 eDrive40 comes with a single motor unit which produces 340 HP and 430 Nm of torque.
- BMW i4 uses the same platform as BMW's new 4-series sedan. It's not a pure electric vehicle.
- BMW i4 eDrive40 priced at $56,395 in the US. It costs around €58,000 in Europe.
- BMW i4 is being manufactured at BMW's 'The Bavarian Car Factory' in Munich,. Germany
Power and Speed
|340 HP (249 kW)|
Number of Engines
|Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
Battery and Charge
|590 km (366 miles)|
DC Charge Rate
AC Charge Rate
DC Charge Time
AC Charge Time
Year of Production
|BMW Personal CoPilot|
About BMW i4 eDrive 40
BMW i4 is German carmaker’s first electric sedan coming to the market in November 2021. Base version of the vehicle called i4 eDrive 40 has a 340 HP rear electric motor and 80.7 kWh battery pack. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds. On a single charge i4 can travel up to 590 kilometers in the WLTP cycle.
There is also a more powerful variant that will be available alongside the standard i4 called BMW i4 M50. It is the first M Performance series electric vehicle producing 544 horsepower and 795 Nm torque, thanks to its all-wheel drive dual motor drivetrain. i4 M50 uses the same 80.7 kWh battery and offers 510 kilometers of range. Performance oriented four-door saloon can reach 0 to 100 km/s in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is 225 km/h. Both variants of the BMW i4 can be charged with 200 kW DC plugs. It will take approx. half an hour to charge up vehicles from 10 to 80 percent.
Pricing of the BMW i4 is yet to be revealed. According to the news outlets, i4 eDrive 40 will probably be around $50,000, i4 M50 on the other hand will be priced much higher.
BMW i4 eDrive 40 is a rear-wheel drive single motor electric saloon. It produces 340 HP, 430 Nm torque, and top speed is 190 km/h. 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. With this acceleration performance, eDrive 40 shows that it’s not an ordinary sedan.
The high-performance variant BMW i4 M50, however, is an all-wheel drive dual motor car. It has 544 horsepower, 795 Nm torque and electronically limited 225 km/h top speed. Acceleration performance is phenomenal, 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.
Combined energy consumption is 16 kWh/100 km and 19 kWh/100 km respectively for the two i4 variants.
Design and Features
Futuristic design of the vehicle is based on the iVision Dynamics concept unveiled in 2017. In order to improve aerodynamics, BMW’s iconic kidney grille closed all together. Automaker made use of this area by implementing cameras and sensors needed for the driving assist technologies.
Interior is very similar to i4’s electric SUV sibling BMW iX. Cured gauge cluster and infotainment display surround the driver. 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and 14.9-inch infotainment screen use the latest BMW operating system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto wirelessly, hand gestures, voice control, digital assistant etc.
Sitting position is not too high, thanks to tightly fitted battery pack underneath. Thus, being close to road and feeling the drive will not be an issue in this electric vehicle.
Range and Charging
BMW i4 eDrive 40 and M50 both use the same 80.7 kWh battery pack. Electric sedans have a range of 590 km and 510 km, respectively. i4 does support 200 kW rate DC and 11 kW AC charging. With DC plugs, it can charge from 10 to 80 percent in 31 minutes, fully charging the vehicle with an AC unit will take 8.5 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Will BMW i4 Be Available?
BMW i4 will be available in November 2021. BMW will launch both variants at the same time. Customers from United States and Western Europe countries are the first to order the BMW i4.
Is BMW i4 All-Wheel Drive?
BMW i40 M50 is an all-wheel drive vehicle. Base version i4 eDrive 40, however, is not an all-wheel drive sedan. It comes with a single electric motor located on the rear axle.
How Much Does BMW i4 Cost?
BMW i4 eDrive40 pricing starts at $56,395 in the United States, £51,905 in the UK, and €58,300 in the Germany.