BMW launches i4 eDrive40 in India

BMW's i4 makes its way to India in the eDrive40 guise. Based on the ICE-powered 4 Series, the i4 also gets a similar design language but differentiates itself with some EV-specific touches – outside and in.

By Karan Singh | on May 26, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

Bookings for the BMW i4 are open now.

BMW’s electric innings started off in India with the radical new iX, now the company is adding another all-electric vehicle to its portfolio – the i4. The i4 looks a lot more like a conventional BMW, borrowing styling cues from the standard 4 Series though it does get some exclusive touches. It's been launched at an introductory price of ₹69.9 lakh (ex-showroom).

BMW I4 EDrive40 Front Three Fourth Static

Spotting an i4 shouldn’t be too difficult, especially because the regular 4 Series isn’t on sale in India, thanks to the blanked-off kidney grille up front with blue detailing, the ‘i’ badges and a blue theme on other exterior elements as well.

BMW I4 EDrive40 Rear Three Fourth

Inside, the i4 gets a very similar layout to the current-gen 3 Series, though the big change comes by way of the dual screens – a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch curved infotainment display. These screens run the latest iDrive 8 software which we first saw on the BMW iX. There are a few more blue touches inside too, reminding you that this is no ordinary 4 Series.

BMW I4 EDrive40 Dashboard

BMW is bringing the i4 to India in eDrive40 guise, with 335bhp and 430Nm, a battery capacity of 80.7kWh and a WLTP-tested range of 493-590kms. Expect the real-world range to be close to 400kms, but we’ll know for sure when we get behind the ’wheel.

BMW I4 EDrive40 Drivetrain

When you do run out of juice, 10 – 80% will take 83 minutes via a 50kW DC fast charger. As an introductory offer, BMW will install the 11kW Wallbox charger for free at your home or office, which takes just over 8 hours to fully charge the i4 from 0%.

BMW I4 EDrive40 Front Dynamic

This being a BMW, performance is taken care of thanks to a 0 to 100kmph time of 5.7 seconds and this being a rear-wheel-drive EV with a low centre of gravity, it should also be pretty handy around corners.

Bookings for the BMW i4 are already open and deliveries are slated to begin in July. The i4 joins a full barrage of premium EVs that have entered the market recently, including the Kia EV6, Volvo XC40 Recharge, Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron GT and a lot more!

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