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BMW i4 all-electric launched in India with a range of 590KM for Rs.69.90 Lakh

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BMW has launched the i4 electric sedan in India at a price of 69.90 lakh INR ex-showroom price which places it right below the flagship iX electric SUV. For some context, it has been priced at 4 lakh INR more than the 387hp BMW M340i and nearly 13 lakh INR more than the BMW 3 Series Grand Limousine. Along with being an all-electric equivalent of the regular 4 Series Gran Couple, the i4 is the second offering from BMW in India.

BMW i4 detailed design and features:

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The car is similar to the iX, the i4 is based on the CLAR architecture with the 83.9 kWh battery pack that powers the rear axle-mounted electric motor that produces 340hp and 430Nm, allowing the i4 to accelerate from 0-100kph in just 5.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 190kph. The car can charge at rates of up to 205kW, which adds 164 KM of range in just 10 minutes.

The i4 comes in a higher-spec M50 xDrive version that gets an all-wheel drive, produces 544hp, and nearly 795Nm of peak torque. It is capable of sprinting from 0-100kph in just 3.9 seconds. This version arrives with a driving range of up to 510 KM.

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Customers have an option to charge the BMW i4 through a traditional wall box charger at a rate of 11kW, which sets the battery from 0 to 100 in just 8.5 hours. The electric car has regenerative braking that can boost the battery life up at a rate of up to 116kW in the eDrive40. The carmaker claims that the car offers a range of nearly 590 KM which makes it the highest among all luxury EVs in India.

Coming to the design of the car, the i4 has a design that is similar to its ICE-powered counterpart, it has a few aspects to it that distinguish it from the pack. These changes prioritize aerodynamics, cooling, and improving efficiency in order to extract the highest range. The closed-off kidney grille consists of a 10-stage active air flap, front lip spoiler, 17″ aerodynamically engineered gorgeous wheels, stunning blue accents, plush door handles, and an entire reprofiled front along with rear bumpers.

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Owing to all of these features, the i4 Drive 40 features a drag coefficient of just 0.24. The i4 measures 4,783mm in length, 1,852mm in width, and 1,448mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,856mm which is 39mm longer than that of a regular 3 series sedan. Given the low floor, the i4 has a ground clearance of 125mm which can translate to be an issue as it does not have a lift mechanism.

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The i4 is set to come in a single Drive40 variant which gets a lot of convenience and safety features unlike the iX SUV, the i4 retains the cabin layout and dashboard from the regular 4 Series Coupe, and although it lacks out on the flat floor along with a free center console area.

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The Sedan has a curved twin-screen setup that has a 12.3″ digital instrument cluster and a 14.9″ touch infotainment system. Along with BMW’s latest Drive 8 UI, the system supports over-the-air updates along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. For enhanced comfort, the carmaker has equipped the vehicle with a rear air suspension and lift-related dampers.

The i4 eDrive40s other integral features include three-zone automatic climate control, LED ambient lighting, a sunroof, reverse parking assist with cameras, and an amazing 17″ Harman Kardon surround sound system.

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Sumedh Joshi
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