BMW has finally revealed the new i4 Concept, a much anticipated Tesla competitor from the German automotive manufacturing company.
To start with we will talk about the looks, if you are keen on the BMW kidney grill you’ll either be stoked to see them hark back to the 1972 BMW 2002, or rather put off if you are more interested in the post 1990 grill styling.
However, wither way you can’t deny the flowing lines make this car look like it means business, something that shows where the company want to take the brand styling next.
The car has also been detailed with blue trim so you know that the driver is environmentally aware, adding to that you can see how much time has been spent on the aerodynamics to ensure this car is as efficient as possible.
The drag is as low as the designers were able to muster and even the alloy wheels have flat spokes to reduce turbulence, there is also a huge rear diffuser.
Finally on style, BMW seem to have decided to stick to the classic door mirrors, rather than switching them to cameras, like those seen on the Audi e-tron.
The interior of the car seems to have been washed in white, other than the glass, which seems to be everywhere including a panoramic roof.
It looks very fresh inside and the iDrive system has had a crystal make over, accompanied by a dual screen infotainment system.
The claimed power of the EV is 530hp, which is very generous, on par in fact with many of the V8 petrol power houses currently on the roads.
With a 0-62 in less than 4 seconds and a top speed of 124mph, you wont be crushed at the lights either and with a range of 373 miles from the 80kwh battery this EV has a better range than the recently announced BMW iX3, the long range SUV from the same company.
The car is also scheduled to come with a fast charged allowing a charge to 80% in just 30 minutes, which is just enough time to get a coffee.
The battery pack weighing in at 550kg will be positioned under the floor much like the majority of other electric vehicles currently on sale, but also providing a better center of gravity.
The new i4 will also host some pretty cool sounds, with Hans Zimmer creating the sound effects, possibly a slightly different tune to those Porsche decided upon, with Linked Park tuning their audie.
Sadly though this concept will never be released on sale and we will have to wait till 2021 to see what BMW eventually come up with.