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BMW i4 now priced at RM390k – Reservations open for 340PS Electric Gran Coupe

After a few months of patient waiting, those who want to see a “real” BMW take on an electric powertrain on Malaysian roads can now sign up for an i4 eDrive40 M Sport, which now has a road price of RM389,800.

Clearly, the pricing matches the government incentives in place for electric vehicles, which now exempt all electric passenger cars from import duties and excise duties. Owners will also not be required to pay any road tax until 2025.

More power for less money

As a value proposition it is certainly very compelling, just a few thousand Ringgits less than a 430i M Sport (Coupe), which is currently on offer at RM396k with a 50% SST discount. In fact, the i4’s listed price includes BMW’s 5-year extended warranty and service package, so skipping it (if possible) for the standard 2-year coverage plan will cut it even further .

With the iX3 and iX, the i4 battery is covered by a separate 8-year warranty. Phew!

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The BMW i4 is one of those cars you’ve seen making official appearances in Malaysia, but haven’t heard many details about. With pricing and final specification details now released, the sleek four-door electric vehicle is finally, really here.

The 3rd all-electric entry in BMW Malaysia’s zero-emissions portfolio is obviously based on the G26 4-Series Gran Coupe, but its petrol/diesel engine has been replaced with an electric motor and a lithium battery under the floor.

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Silent Sub-M car

BMW hasn’t spoiled the styling too much with only very subtle hints that this isn’t your typical 4 Series. It’s a more restrained visual treatment than that given to their other EV convert, the iX3, from which this i4 derives its powertrain technology.

That said, the automaker has given the i4 a bit more power and torque with its single rear-mounted electric motor (yes, that’s RWD) delivering a mighty 340hp and 430Nm of torque for a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.

2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 M Sport - Malaysia

Coupled with an impressively large capacity 83.9kWh battery, it should have pretty epic endurance with WLTP cycle tests giving a published range of 590km on a single charge.

As usual, it supports both AC (up to 11kW) and faster DC (up to 200kW, 50kW more than the iX), with the latter capable of recharging its reserves energy between 10% and 80% in just 31 minutes.

2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 M Sport in Worldwide

The interior looks awfully familiar to the G26 4-series or even the G20 3-series, but instead of a more traditionally shaped instrument binnacle housing a digital instrument cluster, the i4 features a single panel curved panel that houses a 12.3-inch driver’s panel and a 14.9-inch touchscreen just above the center console.

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Other cabin highlights include a 360-degree camera, Qi wireless charger, 3-zone climate control, and a 525-watt Harman Kardon sound system with 17 speakers.

Buyers can also choose from Black, Mocha, or Tacora Red (our favorite) for Sensatec leatherette upholstery. The M Sport pack also adds the usual assortment of badges, aluminum pedals and a nicer steering wheel.

2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 M Sport - Malaysia

Full specification means full specification

BMW’s full range of active safety and driver assistance features are also on deck, including Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keeping Assist, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go.

For now, exterior color options include Mineral White (pictured), Black Sapphire and Dravit Grey, although favorites like Portimao Blue, Sanremo Green and Brooklyn Gray will arrive later this year.