Electric BMW i4 stood on the conveyor

Electric BMW i4 stood on the conveyor

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The production of the BMW i4 four-door electric coupe has begun at the BMW Group plant in Munich.

The representatives of the German brand are proud that the re-equipment of the plant for assembling the i4 did not require a production stop. This was largely achieved thanks to the high degree of unification with the standard BMW 4 Series. The automaker notes that about 90% of the body panels of the BMW i4 are unified with the usual “four”. For the release of the new item, it was only necessary to adapt production to the release of the underbody of a different shape and a new rear end of the body.

On the local market, the i4 eDrive 40 will be offered from 58,300 euros. From a standstill to 100 km / h, the 340-horsepower electric car can accelerate in just 5.7 seconds, and the maximum speed is limited to 190 km / h. On a single charge, the electric car is able to travel 590 kilometers in the WLTP cycle.

Also, European customers of the brand can order the i4 M50 version. This model became the first BMW electric car with the letter M in the name. In motion, the car is driven by a 544-horsepower electric motor, which is capable of accelerating from zero to “hundreds” in just 3.9 seconds. The maximum speed of the vehicle is 225 km / s. The traction battery of 80.7 kWh provides a cruising range of 510 kilometers. This modification of the model is available in Germany from 69,900 euros – this is 2,700 euros more than asking for the M440i xDrive Gran Coupe.

It is expected that by 2023 more than half of the cars produced at the Munich plant will be electrified. It is noteworthy that most of the brand’s cars will not be offered with classic internal combustion engines. Currently, the Munich plant produces i4 models, 3 series station wagons, including those with a hybrid “appendage”, as well as 4 series models in the Gran Coupe version and the M3 sports sedan.

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