BMW finally has an electric sedan.
The BMW i4, unveiled during the BMW Group Annual Conference on Wednesday, is a fully electric, four-door sedan with up to 300 miles of EPA range, and a power output of up to 530HP. BMW says the car’s most powerful configuration will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in about four seconds.
The BMW i4 was long overdue; it follows the BMW i3 electric hatchback, which was launched back in 2013. The first concept version of the i4 was shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017; of course, the car’s design has gotten a lot tamer since then.
BMW shared a few pictures of the car, though we didn’t get any photos of its interior. Design-wise, it’s very similar to the BMW 4 series, with blue accents along the sides, on the back, and around the BMW badge up front reminding you that it’s an electric vehicle.
We didn’t get detailed specs for the BMW i4, or its price, but the company says more will be revealed in the coming weeks. The BMW i4, alongside a BMW M Performance variant, should become available for purchase later in 2021.
SUVs being a tiny wee bit more popular than sedans right now, you’d expect BMW to launch a true electric SUV, and that’s coming, too. The company is expected to launch the BMW iX sometime next year. BMW says it expects to have 25 electric vehicles in its lineup by 2023, with more than 50 percent of its global sales coming from EVs by 2030.