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BMW i4 showcased in India forward of Might 26 launch | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

BMW’s first electrical sedan in India will likely be provided in a number of variants; has a spread of as much as 590km.

BMW India has unveiled the India-spec i4 electrical sedan forward of its launch on Might 26, 2022. The i4 would be the BMW Group’s third all-electric automotive in India, after the flagship iX SUV and the Mini Cooper SE hatchback.

India-spec BMW i4: platform and design

In contrast to the BMW iX which is a born EV, the i4 isn’t a grounds-up EV. It’s based mostly on a specifically tailored model of the Three Collection’ CLAR structure and is basically an all-electric model of the four Collection Gran Coupe.

Few EV particular design touches embody the blanked-off entrance grille like most EVs, aero-optimised wheels, blue accents, flush door handles and tweaked entrance and rear bumpers.

India-spec BMW i4: inside and options

The i4 doesn’t get a flat ground and free centre console space like we’ve got seen on the BMW iX. Nonetheless, the spotlight of the inside is the curved twin-screen set-up consisting of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The system runs BMW’s newest iDrive eight person interface and even helps over-the-air updates.

India-spec BMW i4: variants, powertrain and battery

The brand new BMW i4 in India is predicted to be offered in two variants – eDrive40 proven at this time and the extra highly effective M50 xDrive. The i4 eDrive 40 will get a rear axle-mounted electrical motor that produces 340hp and 430Nm, and BMW claims a 0-100kph dash in 5.7 seconds. The i4 M50 xDrive, in the meantime, will get all-wheel drive, produces 544hp and 795Nm, and may dash from 0-100kph in 3.9 seconds.

Each variants use a floor-mounted, lithium-ion battery pack that has a gross (complete) vitality capability of 83.9kWh and a internet (usable) capability of 80.7kWh. The i4 eDrive 40 has a claimed vary of 590km (WLTP cycle), whereas the performance-oriented M50 xDrive has a spread of 510km (WLTP cycle).

As for charging, the i4 can cost at charges of as much as 200kW, including 164km of vary to the eDrive40 in simply 10 minutes. It additionally will get regenerative braking that may high up the battery at charges of as much as 116kW within the eDrive40.

BMW i4: rivals in India

The i4, as soon as launched, received’t have any direct rivals in our market. As an alternative, the top-spec M50 xDrive will loosely rival the entry-level variations of the Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan.

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