The range of the BMW i4 is extended. The German brand has decided to offer a more basic version in certain markets, an option that makes the purchase of the 100% electric saloon more interesting. Rear-wheel drive, it offers almost 300 hp and a range of almost 500 kilometers.
Sales of BMW i4 They are going from strength to strength in full sail in some world markets where the sports saloon is present. This is the reason why the Munich firm has decided to extend the offer with a third version that makes access to a 100% electric model much more affordable and with a special and very dynamic aesthetic character.
For sale with the versions «eDrive40” Y “M50 », the first is offered with an electric motor that develops 340 hp that is transferred entirely to the rear axle, while the second adds one more drive unit to the front axle with a total of 544 hp and xDrive all-wheel drive, a figure with the depth of a M. Both i4s have a lithium-ion battery between the axles with a net capacity of 80.7 kWh, so the maximum autonomy with a single charge amounts to 590 and 520 kilometers, respectively. The new version is placed as access to the range, with the new i4 eDrive35.
The BMW i4 range already has a basic version
This option is an important attraction for customers of Canadathe first in the world to have it and from November, although it is planned to be extended to other markets in 2023. Its electric motor on the rear axle is by no means poor in performance, as it squeezes nothing less than 286 hp on the rear axlein addition to 400 Nm of maximum torque that is immediately transmitted to the wheels, and with more than generous performance detailed below.
BMW has given the special role of base model to attract customers to sustainable mobility and zero emissions, so an important difference with the other versions is also its battery. Logically, from lower capacity than the previous one, it has a usable net of 66 kWhwhich means maximum autonomy with a single charge of 490 kilometers.
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In addition, the on-board charger is also less powerful, with a maximum charging power of 180 kWcompared to the 205 kW offered by the “eDrive40” and the “M Performance”, slightly increasing the charging time until 32 minutes from 10 to 80% of full capacity.