The BMW i4 is India’s second electric car brand after the iX and will go on sale on May 26, 2022.
BMW India unveiled its new i4 electric car at the India Art Fair held in New Delhi. The engine has also confirmed that the new i4 will be launched in India on May 26, 2022. Surprisingly, the launch of the i4 will be like any other electric display, the Kia EV6 electric car has been compared to the first to India on the same day. The i4 is the second electric car that BMW has introduced for India after the iX which was announced late last year as part of the Bavarian engine manufacturer’s electric foray into the Indian market. In addition to the iX and i4, BMW India Group also introduced the MINI Cooper SE earlier this year to the country. The new i4 is the first electric car to be launched in a luxury segment, which sets it apart from many electric SUVs for sale.
The BMW i4 arrives in India in an eDrive40 version and packs an 81.5 kWh battery pack that powers the electric car to produce 330 hp and 430 Nm of maximum torque. BMW claims a range of 483 kilometers on a single price according to the WLTP cycle. The i4 can be charged using a level 2 wall box with AC power at 11 kW, and the battery can be charged to 100% within 8 hours. The electric vehicle can charge operating a DC speed charge up to 200 kW, it is able to provide a range of up to 142 km in 10 minutes.
The BMW i4 which is derived from the new generation of 4 Series comes with a similar design. The look has been updated with the EV’s kidney glass, headlights and blue accents. It retains the unique roof line of the 4 Series Coupe which shows off the sharp shape of the model. Inside, the cabin is covered in durable materials and comes with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and a 14.9-inch control screen that shares a frame-free frame that appears as a single unit. The infotainment system runs the iDrive 8 software and supports weather updates.
The i4 and iX represent the fifth generation of electric vehicle technology from the Bavarian manufacturer. The BMW i4 will arrive in India as a prefabricated unit (CBU) without a direct competitor, at first. This will have a huge impact on the electric sedan, especially with BMW’s popular driving dynamics and also availability in the electric sedan.