Barely veiled: BMW drops major hints about i4 Concept EV before unveiling
BMW is all set to introduce its i4 Concept vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The company took to Twitter to make the announcement today. Not only that, BMW claima that the concept vehicle is also ready for production.
BMW released the i4 specifications late last year, along with two i4 images wrapped in camouflage. BMW said the electric car will have 523 hp power, with a range of up to 600 Km.
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The BMW i4 2022 will utilise the fifth generation eDrive hardware. The eDrive in question puts the electric motor, transmission and electronics into one cover. This technology will be used the first time in the iX3 crossover next year. BMW claims that recharging the battery up to 80 percent only takes about 35 minutes.
Power will come from BMW’s 5th generation electrical transmission, which consists of a 80kWh lithium-ion battery pack connected to either a single or twin engines. It will be able to hit zero to 100 kmph in about 4 seconds and a top speed of around 200 kmph.
Like many concepts, the i4 Concept vehicle will carry cameras built into thin pods instead of conventional mirrors, specific bumpers at both ends, oversized alloy wheels and it doesn’t will have no door handles for a more elegant and infinitely less practical appearance.
Analysing how the Concept X2 introduced in 2016 turned into X2 gives a clear idea of what to expect from the i4 concept linked to Geneva. Photos of a camouflaged test mule going laterally somewhere north of the Arctic Circle have also highlighted BMW's next electric car.
The BMW i4 Concept, which will be launched as a 2022 model, is expected to fall in the same price range as the Tesla Model 3 at around $40,000.