Prototype electric sedan i4 BMW caught on tests

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Prototype electric sedan i4 BMW caught on tests

It is almost like a serial, but it will be in production no earlier than 2021. The last time BMW has been testing its all-electric sedan i4 in April of this year.

The only notable change compared with the previous spy photos is the lack of winter tires Dunlop SP Winter Sport and the emergence of a set of wider wheels and summer tires, which will probably have significantly less resistance.

Everything else seems unchanged and now it’s safe to say that the i4 will be similar to the current 4-Series Gran Coupe, at least from the point of view of the overall profile, with the exception of the nose and roof line.

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Adaptable platform BMW CLAR will be the basis of a fully electric sedan due to its flexible design that allows to integrate petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and fully electric powertrains. Previously available information, the production model will be available in two variants, with batteries at 60 or 80 kilowatt-hours.

Depending on the layout of the power unit (one or two electric motors) will be available versions AWD and RWD. The most powerful i4 must be able to accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in about four seconds. The distance between the charges is likely to be less than 483 km.

While this prototype is pretty close externally to the final production design of model, i4, is actually far from perfect. According to preliminary data, the car will debut at the Frankfurt motor show in 2021, and perhaps a concept version will appear next year.