BMW is showing off the i4 in Shanghai with some sporty styling enhancements.
Last month, BMW presented the production i4 to the world as the Bavarian automaker's answer to the Tesla Model 3. Now, BMW is showing off the i4 M Sport for the first time at the Shanghai Auto Show, previewing the upcoming BMW i4 M50 range-topper enhanced by the M Performance division.
Visually, the BMW i4 M Sport is distinguished by BMW M's signature styling enhancements including a more aggressive front bumper with larger air curtains, a black character line running along the side, 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with black brake calipers, and a modified rear diffuser with blue accents.
BMW has confirmed the i4 M Sport will be sold in China and "other markets," so we'll have to wait and see if it will be available in the US.
BMW also hasn't confirmed which i4 models will be available with the M Performance pack, we're expecting it to be available across the i4 range and be offered as standard for the M50. In its most powerful M50 guise, the BMW i4 generates 523 horsepower and will last up to 300 miles on a single charge according to the EPA. 0-60 mph takes around four seconds.
BMW hasn't confirmed if there will be a full-fat i4 M, so the M Sport variant will have to suffice for now. Pricing for the M Sport and the regular i4 hasn't been confirmed yet. Sales for the standard i4 are scheduled to start later this year.
Joining the BMW i4 M Sport at the Shanghai Auto Show is a new special edition BMW 7 Series Two-Tone launching exclusively in China. Limited to just 25 examples, the special-edition BMW 7 Series is finished in a two-tone Cashmere Silver metallic and Aventurine Red metallic paint job. Last but not least, the BMW iX flagship SUV also made its public debut at the Shanghai Auto Show.