Published on March 23rd, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW confirms i4 to compete with Tesla…..435miles range!
At this week’s annual press conference, BMW’s CEO said that the upcoming i4 will be coming with the company’s fifth generation of eDrive technology which means it will be delivering the performance we’re all waiting for: “With the fifth generation of eDrive, our vehicles will be able to drive 550 to 700 kilometers on electric power, depending on the model. We will achieve this in the BMW i4 and the iNEXT.”
In miles that adds up to anything between 340 and 435 miles and if it becomes reality, it will be beating Tesla’s offerings available today. Of course, we’re talking about a possible launch after 2020 and that means the American car maker can also improve its offerings by the time BMW launches the i4, but either way, the signs are definitely encouraging for those looking for a premium EV. In the meantime we’ll get to see the first all-electric X3 come out in the shape of the iX3 by 2020.
While not divulging a production start date for the i4, it will be a production version of the i Vision Dynamics concept unveiled in September and be manufactured at BMW’s Munich factory.