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2022 (72) BMW i4 250kW eDrive40 M Sport 83.9kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active guard plusAttentiveness assist
Automatic tailgate operationBMW legal emergency call
BMW remote servicesBMW Teleservices
Condition based serviceCruise control with brake assist
Drive off assistantDriving experience switch
Electric Power Steering (EPS) with ServotronicEngine start/stop button
iDrive controllerIntegrated owners handbook
Live cockpit plus with nav function 12.3" instrument cluster and 14.9" centre displayPersonal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Preparation for active cruise control with stop and goRun flat indicator
Service interval indicatorSmartphone integration
Speed limiterWidescreen display

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

AC charging up to 11kWDC charging up to 150kW
eDrive exterior soundElectric drive unit
Electronic differential lockHigh voltage battery
Mode 2 flexible chargerMode 3 charging cable
Safety battery terminal clampStandard suspension

Entertainment

2x USB Type C ports in front centre console for charging and data transferBMW iconic sound electric
DAB tuner 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAuto dimming with folding wing mirrors
BMW badge on bonnet and tailgate with blue ring around the badgeBMW radiator grille partially with blue accent
BMW radiator grille with mesh grille/end face of the nuggets in quartz silver mattBody colour door handles
Body colour mirror caps with bottom segment in matt blackElectric windows with trap release and convenient opening/closing feature
Eletric adjustable exterior mirrorsExterior mirror heated
Fading supportFollow me home headlights
Front and rear bumper systemFront apron plastic in body colour
Headlight beam throw controlHeated washer jets
High gloss black mirror trianglesHigh gloss shadow line exterior trim
High level third brake lightI badge with blue highlight on front ornamental grille
I4 charging socket flap, right, rear in body colourIntegrated outside door handles, flush design, flush integrated, handle recess indirectly illuminated
Lateral blue accent including air breatherLED daytime running lights
LED direction indicator lensesLED eyebrow light
LED front fog lightsLED rear lights
M Sport entry door sill stripsM Sport spoiler
Mirror glass aspheric on driver's side, convex on passenger sideModel logo - Rear and right model designation, Rear left i4 inscription
Number plate panel integrated into front bumper and tailgateOne piece front bumper cover including towing eye cover in body colour
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationRear bumper with blue accent
Rear side wing doorsRear wiper
Reversing lightRoof fin in body colour
Side frame trim strip in black mattSide LED indicators
Trailer stabilisation logicTurn indicators in side mirrors
Visible VIN plateWelcome lighting
Window cavity seal in black matt 

Interior Features

12v power outlet - luggage side12V power outlet in front console
2 front cupholder in centre console with clamping elements and matt black inlay3 seat bench in 2nd row
3 spoke leather M sport multifunction sports steering wheel40:20:40 split folding rear seat and rear centre armrest with two cupholders
Additionaly light carpet projects an ambient light design onto the left and right entering and exiting areaAdjustable steering column
Ambient door pocket lightingAmbient inside door handle light in rear
Ambient interior lighting with 11 pre-defined selectable light designs including 6 coloursAmbient storage compartment lighting in the centre console
Anthracite headliningAutomatic air conditioning with 3 zone control
BMW IDCompartment in front of cupholder
Contour lighting in instrument panel and door trim panelDriver seat backrest width adjustment
Dynamic function of contour lightingFront and rear ambient footwell lighting
Front and rear armrest with integrated door trimFront and rear door exit lights
Front and rear door pocketsFront sport seats
Glovebox lightHeadrests for all seats
Heated front seatsIlluminated armrest storage compartment
Interior light and reading lightLashing eyelets in boot
Luggage compartment lightMake-up mirror lights
Manual adjustment of seat height, fore/aft position, seat depth, backrest tilt and head restraint heightRear storage compartment
Single front passenger seatStorage tray and compartment with cover in centre console
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocketThrough loading system
ToolkitVelour floor mats

Packs

M Sport exterior styling pack - I4 

Passive Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsAcoustic protection for pedestrians
Active protectionAnti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Battery safety cut-off
Brake dryingBrake energy regeneration
Brake pretensioningCornering brake control (CBC)
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lightsDriver and front passenger airbags
Driver and passenger side airbagsDriver/passenger seat occupancy sensor
Dynamic brake controlDynamic stability control + (DSC+)
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront and rear ventilated brake disc
Head airbags for all 4 outer seatsHill start assistant
ISOFIX child seat mounting on rear outer seatsManual child lock in rear doors
Recuperation systemSide impact protection
Twin hornsTyre pressure sensor
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm systemCentral locking including 2 vehicle keys with integrated emergency key
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartmentElectronic vehicle immobiliser
Interior centre lock switchLocking wheel bolts

Trim

Sensatec dashboard 

Wheels

18" M aerodynamic alloy wheels in bicolour with mixed tyres - style 858MTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh83.9Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)2610
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW2.3
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)780Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW7.4Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)83
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change0-80Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW50
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins)34Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change0-80
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW250Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationRight Side RearCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Maximum Charging Rate - kW250Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8Usable Battery Capacity80.7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City14.1WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb16.8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH17.5WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL16.8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High20.7WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High15.2
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low14.5WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium13.8
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City4.4WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.7
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH3.6WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL3.7
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High3WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High4.1
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low4.3WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium4.5
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City672WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb567
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH544WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL567
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Extra High458WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - High672
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Low655WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Medium684
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City417.6WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb351
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH338WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL352
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Extra High284.6WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - High417.6
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Low407WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Medium425

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC1
Engine CodeHA0001N0Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0.0
Badge Power340Coin DescriptioneDrive40
Coin SeriesM SportGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0736ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %71NCAP Safety Assist %64
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage12000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.7Engine Power - BHP340
Engine Power - KW250Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT317Engine Torque - MKG43.8
Engine Torque - NM430Top Speed118

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear255/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSTYLE 858MWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1448Length4783
Wheelbase2856Width1852
Width (including mirrors)2073 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2605Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1290
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)470Max. Loading Weight555
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight2050
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW i4

The i4 takes BMW into uncharted territory. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

BMW's i4 is a mid-sized EV sports saloon aimed at the very heart of the business sector, a car that incorporates all of the company's traditional brand values. And does so in a way that should appeal to EV customers looking for a more involving, individual choice in this segment.

Background

The ICE age, as in 'Internal Combustion Era', is almost over and BMW is ready for what lies beyond. This car, the i4, was at launch the most important EV the brand had introduced to date. And there's a good case for calling it the most important BMW for decades. The company's been dabbling with EVs for a very long time now, ever since its 'Project i' division produced the ground-breaking little i3 back in 2013. After that though, there was a rather disappointing seven year gap, at the end of which we got a conventional looking EV version of the X3 (the iX3), then a year later, what looked like a properly dedicated design, the iX, which did in fact merely run on a (heavily modified) version of the company's combustion-orientated CLAR platform. The i4, launched in 2022, isn't designed around a properly bespoke EV platform either - that's coming with the 'Neue Klasse' EV models the company's introducing later in this decade. But it is very much a 'proper' BMW, as we're about to find out. When you imagine a 'proper' BMW, the car you tend to think of is a 3 Series saloon and if you were to conceptualise one of those as an EV, this is pretty close to what you might end up with. Actually, this i4 has a bit more in common with the brand's swoopier 4 Series Gran Coupe, not least because it has a swept-back GT silhouette with a tailgate rather than a boot. Anyway, what you need to know is that there's lots of carry-over between this i4 and those 3 and 4 Series models, all three designs made at the same BMW Group Plant Munich German factory. This car gets the fifth-generation of the brand's advanced 'eDrive' system, which incorporates this Bavarian maker's latest battery, motor, and charging technologies. And it's intended as a sportier alternative to pricier versions of more established Executive mid-sized EV sporting models, nearly all of them cars that really were designed from the ground-up as EVs, like the Tesla Model 3, the Polestar 2, the Hyundai IONIQ 6, the Kia EV6 and the Volkswagen ID.7.

Driving Experience

i4 customers choose between three powertrains. The eDrive35 model gets a rear-mounted electric motor putting out 286hp and is good for 299 miles. The eDrive40 model gets a rear-mounted electric motor putting out 335hp, enough to power the car to 62mph in 5.7s en route to 118mph - the WLTP-rated range is up to 365 miles. If that's not fast enough, your alternative is the high performance M50 variant, which offers a rear-biased xDrive all-wheel drive system. Here, the rear-mounted electric motor is joined by another on the front axle, creating a total output of 537hp, enough to get the car to 62mph in just 3.9s on the way to 140mph. The driving range figure falls though, to 318 miles. BMW hopes to set a fresh standard for handling in this segment and to that end has stiffened the chassis, given the car sharp, engaging steering and incorporated wider tracks than you get on a 3 Series. Rear air suspension is standard across the range and the M50 adds adaptive M dampers, plus a unique 'Sport Boost' function that can be used to release the drivetrain's maximum output when the car is being driven in 'Sport' mode. All i4 variants get a Dynamic Stability Control system that works 10 times quicker than a conventional set-up.

Design and Build

Visually, this i4 aims to offer a more sporting take on what a mid-sized EV should be. The dimensions, 4,785mm long, 1,852mm wide and 1,448mm tall, are similar to those of the brand's 3 Series saloon, but there's also a 'Gran Coupe'-style GT look that gives this car a more upmarket demeanour. Unlike the larger iX, there's no EV-specific platform. Instead, under the skin, the i4 uses basically the same CLAR modular cluster architecture that features in all of the brand's other mid and large-sized models, though with a super-slim lithium ion battery inserted beneath the floor of the passenger cell. The sleek shape has a drag coefficient of just 0.24Cd, helped by active elements like 10-stage adjustable flaps in the front kidney grille that open and close to aid aerodynamic efficiency. Inside, there's a completely new approach to the company's iDrive cabin screen design. This sees a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel paired to 14.9-inch central infotainment screen, creating what the brand calls a 'Curved Display'. This is held in place by a supporting structure concealed from the occupants' view, so it appears to be standing freely in the cockpit. And the use of anti-reflective glass makes it possible to dispense with the binnacle usually required to shield the readouts from sunlight. Because there's no bespoke EV architecture, the wheelbase length's the same as a 4 Series Gran Coupe, which means there's way less space in the rear than many rival EVs. But some compensation comes with the tailgate rises to reveal a big 470-litre boot.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £50,000 for the i4 eDrive35 model with base 'Sport' trim; allow £1,500 more for 'M Sport' trim. You'll need around £58,000 for the i4 eDrive40 'Sport' - and the same premium for more dynamic-looking 'M Sport' spec. The top i4 M50 flagship model costs around £71,000. Most will want the eDrive40 'M Sport' model, which comes with 18-inch M aerodynamic wheels, BMW's 'Live Cockpit Plus' dual cabin screens and black Alcantara and 'Sensatec' (man made leather) upholstery and trim. It also shares the same M Sport Exterior Styling, M Sport Spoiler and Aluminium Rhombicle Anthracite Trim of the flagship i4 M50. Equipment standard to all versions includes a reversing camera, Parking Assistant, automatic air conditioning, ambient lighting and LED lights front and back. A host of options are also available, enabling customers to personalise their i4 to their own individual requirements. BMW offers around 40 assistance functions for the i4 either as standard or as an option to enhance safety and comfort when driving and parking. For those looking for the ultimate sound experience, there is the Harman Kardon surround sound system, complete with 16 speakers and a digital seven-channel amplifier delivering 464 watts of audio power which is optional on the i4 eDrive40 and standard on the i4 M50.

Cost of Ownership

We'll re-state the range figures we gave you in our 'Driving Experience' section. The i4 eDrive40 delivers a claimed WLTP-rated range of up to 365 miles per charge from its 81.5kWh-plus battery pack, 66 miles more than the base eDrive35 variant (which uses a smaller 67kWh battery). With the i4 M50 model meanwhile, the extra weight of the 4WD system lowers that range figure to 318 miles. In a bid to keep weight down, the Munich maker has optimised driving range by increasing the energy density of the batteries used, rather than increasing their size. All models have a maximum recharging rate of 200kW, which means the battery can be recharged from 10-80% in as little as 31 minutes. Adaptive and individually regulated recuperation during overrun and braking allows the efficiency of the drive system in the i4 to be increased in a way that no other model in this segment can. Intelligently connected drive management means the intensity of the brake energy recuperation can be adapted to the road situation, as detected by data from the navigation system and the sensors used by the driver assistance systems. Over an ownership period of 125,000 miles, BMW claims that the i4 eDrive40 will have a 45%-lower global warming potential than that of a comparable diesel 3 or 4 Series model. And the brand is seeking to enhance the sustainability of its supply chain and increase its use of recycled materials for the i4. All of which will help to cut production emissions by 18%.

Summary

The i4 sets new standards for drive dynamics in the mid-sized EV segment. But the combustion-orientated chassis that allows it to do that compromises practicality and rear seat space. If that's not an issue and you don't mind paying a touch more than expected for your mid-sized premium-badged EV, then there's lots to like here. We can't really see why you'd compromise with the smaller-battery eDrive35 version. Or why you'd really need the manic performance of the top M50 variant. Which leaves the mid-level eDrive40 model offering the sweet spot in the range. It's a pity BMW hasn't invested in the 800V architecture that features in some rivals for ultra-rapid charging. But battery charging speeds are very competitive by 400V system standards. The challenge now is to BMW to replicate the engaging handling on offer here as part of the bespoke 'Neue Klasse' EV chassis that will be used in the brand's future electric models. What we need from them is what we've got from this i4; which feels like a BMW to the core, from its rear-biased drive system to the style of the panel work and the iDrive-cleverness of the interior. Previously, if you loved BMWs but needed an EV, you really needed to buy something else. Now the Munich maker has your number. And this might well be it.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

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