Specifications that have already appeared on the web before have been officially confirmed.
The new model will receive a battery with a capacity of 80 kWh, which will be enough to overcome a distance of 600 km (a figure of 550 km looks more realistic). The power of the car will be 530 hp, it will have an all-wheel drive twin-engine layout. Acceleration to 100 km/h will take 4 seconds, while the maximum speed will be software-limited to 200 km/h.
The i4 will use new 5th generation batteries, which are significantly smaller than the 3rd and 4th generation batteries used in the company's current electric vehicles. This makes it easier to pack the cells on the floor of the vehicle (the total battery weight of the i4 is known to be 550kg). In addition, these batteries provide faster charging.
bmw claims that using a 150 kW charger, the i4 should reach an 80% charge in about 35 minutes. And 6 minutes of recharging is enough to drive 100 km. For comparison, the i3 hatchback will need to stand on charge for 17 minutes. BMW's first production electric vehicle to receive 5th generation batteries will be the iX3 SUV, expected next year.
As for the appearance of the i4, it is still not known exactly what this car will look like. Most likely very similar to the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, which was first shown back in 2017.
Production of the BMW i4 will be launched in 2021 in Munich, one of the first steps by the Bavarian manufacturer to fulfill its previously announced plans to introduce 12 electric vehicles and 13 hybrids at once by 2023.