The BMW i4 is only the beginning of a new all-electric vehicle lineup. With its four-door coupe body style, BMW is aiming squarely at the Tesla Model 3. Based on the automaker’s highly customizable CLAR platform, the i4 will still very much look like a modern BMW with a kidney grille and angled LED headlights. However, the kidney grille will look a bit different than in other conventionally powered BMWs because there’s no internal combustion engine under the hood. Instead, the i4 will have a powerful electric motor receiving its juice from a choice of two different battery packs, one rated at 60-kWh, or a more powerful 80-kWh. For enthusiasts, the i4 will come standard with rear-wheel-drive, while all-wheel drive will be optional.
BMW has confirmed the i4 will have a 372-mile range based on the WLTP cycle. The most powerful i4 variant will make the sprint to 62 mph in only four seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 124 mph. Production is expected to get underway sometime in 2021 at BMW’s manufacturing plant in Munich.