With photos, BMW announces that the i4, its future 100% electric 4-door Gran Coupé, has entered the final phase of its development at the Aschheim test center, near Munich, Germany.
A great novelty BMW remember us fondly. Announced by le concept-car i Vision Dynamics from 2017 then by a second prototype called Concept i4 in March 2020, the future i4 series is back in the spotlight today.
BMW reveals that its 100% electric 4-door Gran Coupé has entered the final phase of its development and is now being tested at the brand’s test center in Aschheim, near Munich, Germany.
Proof in support, the brand publishes some pictures of these test sessions and takes the opportunity to praise the merits of this i4.
A versatile electric sedan
According to the manufacturer, the model will not be satisfied with “a simple speed of acceleration in a straight line”. It will also guarantee “precise handling, dynamic cornering, balanced comfort and excellent finish.”
” The model-specific damping technology reduces the movement of the chassis at the start, while the wheel slip limitation (ARB), developed by BMW, with its extremely fast and precise regulation, guarantees optimum traction at all times and perfect straight-line stability – even on slippery roads, “says BMW in particular.
“Thus, the new BMW i4 provides a sensation of catapult when accelerating, an exhilarating experience but also reassuring, because it is done without slippage of the transmission or course corrections.”, Adds the brand to the propeller.
“For the first time, we have developed from scratch a BMW with a sporty DNA for purely electric driving,” explains project manager David Alfredo Ferrufino Camacho.
“The BMW i4 gives the feeling of being light and agile, but also stable on its downforce and sure of itself”. “With its great precision and cornering stability, it literally seems glued to the road.”
530 hp and 600 km of autonomy
Side numbers, BMW has already promised sports performance with the menu: a power of 530 hp, 0 to 100 km / h in 4 seconds and a top speed of 200 km / h.
A battery with a capacity of 80 kWh will also be on the program for a range of up to 600 km! Recharging to 80% will take about 35 minutes via a 150 kW charger while it will be possible to recover 100 km of range in just 6 minutes via this same device.
The BMW i4 is set to be assembled in Munich, Germany later this year. Its presentation is scheduled in the coming months, says its manufacturer …