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BMW i4 electric sedan launched in India, priced at Rs. 69.90

The new BMW i4 comes in one variant – i4 eDrive40, and the electric sedan is India’s longest range electric vehicle with a claimed range of up to 590 km on a single charge.



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Online reservations for the BMW i4 start from today, while deliveries will begin in early July 2022.

The BMW i4 electric sedan has officially gone on sale today in India at an introductory price of ₹69.90 lakh for its only fully charged variant – i4 eDrive40. It is the third electric vehicle from BMW Group India, which launched the iX electric SUV in December 2021, and the MINI Electric in March 2022. With the launch of the BMW i4, the company now has one of the most wide ranges of electric vehicles. cars in the space of luxury vehicles. The BMW i4 will also be India’s longest range electric vehicle with a claimed range of up to 590 km on a single charge. Online reservations for the i4 start from today, while deliveries will begin in early July 2022.

Speaking about the launch, Vikram Pawah, President of BMW Group India said, “With the launch of the BMW i4, I am delighted to introduce the first electric mid-size sedan in the country. The BMW i4 effortlessly combines the pure pleasure to drive with durability like Thanks to its unique combination of BMW eDrive technology, an extremely slim and high-voltage lithium-ion battery, rear-wheel drive and advanced suspension kinematics, the BMW i4 provides a feeling exceptionally sporty Absolute luxury with a first-class ambience, generous space and air suspension on the rear axle guarantee maximum comfort even on long journeys.

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The BMW i4 will also be India’s longest range electric vehicle with a claimed range of up to 590 km on a single charge.

BMW i4: electric powertrain

The i4 features fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, which includes a drive unit integrated into a single housing powered by an electric motor, single-speed transmission and power electronics. The electric motor can produce 335 hp and 430 Nm of peak torque and propel the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds.

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BMW i4: battery and charging time

The BMW i4 is equipped with a 110 mm high-voltage, slim, floor-mounted lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 80.7 kWh. The battery can deliver a range of up to 590 km on the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) cycle, which means it has the longest range compared to any other electric vehicle in India.

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India gets the BMW i4 in the eDrive40 variant with the 80.7 kWh battery offering a range of up to 590 km

As an introductory offer, BMW is offering the i4 with a free 11 kW wall charger with installation. The AC charger can charge the battery from 0-100% in 8.25 hours. The i4’s battery also supports 50kW and 205kW DC fast charging. The former can charge the battery from 10% to 80% in 83 minutes, while a charging time of just 18 minutes will provide a range of up to 100 km. As for the 205 kW DC charger, it can recharge the battery from 10% to 80% in 31 minutes, while a charge of just 10 minutes can provide a range of 164 km.

BMW aims to build a strong charging network in the luxury segment and plans to install fast chargers in its dealer network in 34 cities across India.

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BMW also offers an optional M aerodynamic kit with embellishments such as sportier bumpers, exclusive 18-inch or 19-inch M Light Aerodynamic alloy wheels

BMW i4: Design and Style

The i4 is sharp, sporty and comes with all the signature visual traits seen on BMW’s electric vehicles. The car is based on the new generation 4 Series, but the styling has been tweaked with the EV-specific grille, LED headlights and blue accents around the BMW badge. It retains the characteristic roofline of the 4 Series coupé which gives the model its sharp look. The car is also fitted with L-shaped LED rear lights. BMW also offers an optional M Aerodynamic kit with embellishments such as sportier bumpers, exclusive 18- or 19-inch M Light Aerodynamic alloy wheels and other M elements in a very shiny shade. The car is offered in three color options – Mineral White, Black Sapphire and Skyscraper Grey.

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There will be a 12.3-inch information display and a 14.9-inch control display that share a frameless bezel and appear as a single unit.

BMW i4: cabin, features and technology

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Inside, the BMW i4 comes with perforated Sensatec upholstery offered in Canberra Beige and Cognac color schemes. While up front you get sporty seats, the rear bench seat with a 40/20/40 split. The highlight is of course the driver-focused cockpit with the BMW Curved Display, comprising two screens – a 12.3-inch information display and a 14.9-inch control display – which share a frameless bezel. and appear as a single unit. The infotainment system runs iDrive 8 software and supports over-the-air updates. Other features include – a wireless charger, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and BMW’s Virtual Assistant that lets you perform multiple in-car functions with voice commands. It also gets a 17-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system and a parking assistant with reversing camera.

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