BMW i4 all-electric gran coupe confirmed
BMW has confirmed the production of the all-electric i4, with the vehicle expected to be available in 2020.
The announcement came at BMW’s annual financial results conference, where CEO Harald Kruger said: “Over the course of the year, we will present a number of pure-electric concept vehicles that will all go into series production, like the captivating BMW i Vision Dynamics, which I just announced in Geneva as the BMW i4. These models are proof of our innovative strength.”
Commenting on the potential range, he continued: “With the fifth generation of eDrive, our vehicles will be able to drive 550 to 700 kilometres on electric power, depending on the model. We will achieve this in the BMW i4.”
Based on the iVision Dynamics concept, which was revealed at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the i4 will be the next stage in BMW’s EV range following the success of the all-electric i3 and i8 currently available.
The outline of the BMW iVision Dynamics represents a further evolution of the classical BMW proportions; a long wheelbase, flowing roofline and short overhangs create a basic profile brimming with elegance and dynamism. This silhouette is fleshed out by large, fluently contoured surfaces, the exterior appearing as if cut from a single mould.
— BMW i (@BMWi) 12 September 2017
As a trailblazer for the BMW brand, it showcases very clearly the BMW Group’s future vision of emotionally engaging electrified mobility. Indeed, BMW will continue to focus its attentions on sporty and elegant vehicles in the years ahead.
Commenting at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Mr Kruger said: “With the BMW iVision Dynamics we are showcasing how we envisage future electric mobility between the i3 and i8: a dynamic and progressive, four-door Gran Coupe. We are therefore electrifying the heart of the BMW brand and, at the same time, elevating BMW i into a totally new dimension.”