The demand for electric cars has been increasing in India for the past few years. Luxury carmaker BMW has launched a new electric car- BMW i4 in India. With the introduction of the new BMW i4 in India, the carmaker is expected to get a grip in the luxury electric vehicle segment in the country. The range offered by the BMW i4 is 590km and this feature of the car can be the game-changer in the segment.
The BMW i4 electric car is available in a single variant and costs Rs 69.9 lakh (Ex- showroom Delhi). The bookings of the electric car have already begun while the deliveries will begin from July 2022.
Battery and range
The BMW i4 is powered by an 83.9 kWh battery pack which provides a maximum power of 335 bhp and peak torque of 430Nm. BMW claims that the i4 can achieve 0-100 kmph acceleration in just 5.7 seconds. The Lithium-ion battery pack is mounted on the floor of the car. The range of the car is 590km on WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) cycle.
The electric car is offered with an 11kW wall box charger that can be used at home. The Ac charger can be used to charge the battery from 0-100 percent in just 8.25 hours. On the other hand, BMW i4 also gets a provision for 50 kW/ 250 kW DC charging. While using a 50kW DC charger the battery can be charged from 10-80 percent in 83 minutes. Similarly, the 205kW DC charger can be used to charge the battery from 10-80 percent in 31 minutes.
The cabin of the BMW i4 includes features like a BMW curved display, an infotainment display of 14.9 inches, a digital instrument cluster of 12.3 inches, and many more. The other important features of the car include wireless charging, automatic climate control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, the sound system of Harmon Kardon speakers, a reverse parking camera etc.
When it comes to design, the BMW i4 gets a kidney-shaped grille along with LED headlamps. The BMW badge gets blue accents around it while the taillights are in L-shaped. When it comes to wheels, the electric car gets 18-inch or 19-inch wheels. The car is available in three colours- Mineral White, Black Sapphire, and Skyscraper Grey.
When it comes to warranty of the electric car, the BMW i4 gets 2 years/ unlimited km warranty. On the other hand, the battery gets a warranty for 8 years/ 1,60,000 km.