BMW will preview its future Tesla Model 3 Fighter at Geneva next week.
Automakers have been teasing new models that will debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next week, but BMW has remained silent about its 2020 Geneva lineup - until now. As we suspected, the Bavarian automaker has confirmed the BMW Concept i4 will debut at the Swiss expo, previewing the German automaker's electric 4 Series Gran Coupe that will rival the Tesla Model 3. This will be BMW's first pure electric Gran Coupe that "blends a modern, elegantly sporty design with the spaciousness and practicality of a four-door Gran Coupe."
"The BMW Concept i4 brings electrification to the core of the BMW brand," says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. "The design is dynamic, clean and elegant. In short: a perfect BMW that happens to be zero emission."
A brief teaser video also gives us a peek at the i4 Concept's sleek silhouette. Judging from the teaser, the styling should closely resemble the production model and won't be as radical as the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept that debuted at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. BMW hasn't shared any more details about the Concept i4, but the technical specifications have already been confirmed.
When it enters production next year, the BMW i4's electric powertrain will produce around 530 hp, enabling the electric sedan to sprint from 0-62 mph in around four seconds and achieve a top speed of over 124 mph.
Power will be sourced from a lightweight 80 kWh battery and provide a driving range of around 373 miles on a single charge. BMW claims the battery can be charged to around 80 percent in around 35 minutes. In just six minutes, the battery can be charged to deliver a range of 62 miles. Before the i4 goes into production, the BMW iX3 electric SUV will go on sale later this year. There's also a chance the new BMW 4 Series Coupe will debut alongside the Concept i4 at Geneva as several prototypes have been spied in recent months.