The BMW i4 sedan is the electrifying addition to BMW’s expanding line of EVs. A true embodiment of style and performance, this electric stunner is like a 4 Series Grand Coupe on steroids. With its sleek design and smooth driving, it’s no wonder the i4 was honored with a 10 Best award.
Step into the i4 and experience a world of electrifying options. Choose from the eDrive35, with its powerful 281 horsepower engine, and cruise for miles on end with an EPA range of 260 miles. Or, go for the eDrive40, boasting 335 horsepower and a whopping 300-mile estimated range. For those who demand a bit more, the i4 M50 packs a punch with its all-wheel drive and a beastly 536 horsepower engine, though its range drops to 245 miles.
Driving the M50 is like a dream come true for car enthusiasts. With its lightning-fast acceleration, reaching 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds, the M50 outpaces the M3 Competition by a mere 0.2 seconds. This magnificent machine effortlessly jumps from 50 to 70 km/h in a breathtaking 2.0 seconds, leaving even the Bimmer in its dust by 0.7 seconds. Despite its impressive performance, the i4 remains an admirable daily driver, delivering a smooth and sophisticated ride. Though some may miss the steering feedback commonly found in other M vehicles, the M50 offers a thrilling driving experience with its sports sedan handling that will leave you feeling satisfied at every turn.
What’s new for 2023?
The BMW i4, a sleek and stylish electric vehicle, has only been on the market for a year and yet it’s already turning heads with its latest update. The 2023 i4 model has received a few noteworthy changes, including a new eDrive35 option with a compact 66.0 kWh battery. This update will allow for a thrilling 260 kilometers of range, so you can cruise the streets with ease.
For the true BMW enthusiasts, the i4 M50 now comes with special 50 years M emblems, making your ride even more unique. However, the 18-inch M Bi-color Midnight Gray wheels with all-season tires will no longer be available.
And for those who love to make a statement, the Iconic Sounds Electric option is now offered separately from the Premium package. This innovative feature lets you blast a range of synthetic sounds from the speakers, perfectly tuned for acceleration. So, whether you’re gliding through the city or hitting the open road, the BMW i4 2023 is ready to take you on an electrifying journey.
When it comes to choosing the right trim, we are all about power and style. That’s why the M50 is the clear winner in our book. With its bold, muscular appearance and standard 19-inch wheels, this model exudes confidence. But it’s not just about looks. The finely tuned chassis offers a thrilling driving experience, yet remains smooth and comfortable even on city streets. Plus, with upgraded brakes and blue calipers, you can stop on a dime.
While the optional 20-inch rims and high-performance tires may increase the visual appeal, they do come at a cost. The estimated range decreases from 270 to 227 miles. But, why not have the best of both worlds? We would recommend upgrading the interior with luxurious Vernasca leather options, the Premium package (including ambient lighting, heated seats and steering wheel, and lumbar support), and customized with features such as adaptive LED headlights, ventilated front seats, a Harman Kardon sound system, and wireless charging. The M50 truly is the ultimate package.
Power and performance
The 2023 BMW i4 is a feast for electric driving enthusiasts, offering a range of options to suit your needs. The eDrive35 boasts a mighty single-engine unit at the rear, producing a thrilling 281 horsepower. Step it up to the eDrive40 and feel the power of a single rear motor generating 335 horses. But for the ultimate driving experience, the M50 is the one to watch. This all-wheel drive beast harnesses the power of two motors, unleashing 536 horsepower and a massive 586 pound-feet of torque.
With a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 3.3 seconds, it outpaces even the rear-wheel drive BMW M3 Competition. Choose between stylish 18-inch wheels on the rear-wheel drive i4 or upgrade to the available 19-inch rims. The M50 takes it to the next level with its standard 19- or optional 20-inch wheels, paired with adaptive dampers and variable-ratio steering for maximum handling precision. Get ready to feel the electrifying rush of the BMW i4 M50.
Range, charging, and battery life
The i4 eDrive40, a sleek and nimble single-engine rear-wheel drive machine, boasts a powerful battery that can take you on a journey of up to 300 miles without a pitstop. And if you’re looking for a little extra power, the four-wheel-drive, dual-motor M50 is ready to take on any challenge, with a maximum range of 245 miles and an impressive 81.5 kWh battery. With lightning-fast charging capabilities, you’ll be back on the road in no time. The entry-level eDrive35, equipped with a 66.0 kWh battery, will leave you breathless with its range of 260 miles and 180 kW charging power. And with the Level 2 onboard charger, you can charge up to 100 percent in under 8 hours. Get ready to experience the future of electric driving with BMW’s i4 models.
Fuel consumption and MPGe in practice
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the BMW i4 eDrive40 as the greenest i4 model, thanks to its impressive fuel efficiency. With its standard 18-inch wheels, this model boasts 109 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in the city and 108 MPGe on the highway. Although, if you opt for the larger 19-inch wheels, your efficiency may drop a bit. The more powerful M50 model also gets a lower rating, proving that sometimes less is more.
To put the i4’s efficiency to the test, we put it through its paces on a 75-mph freeway route. Our testers were thrilled to discover that the i4 eDrive 40 Gran Coupe they evaluated achieved a range of 280 miles, just two miles shy of the EPA’s estimate.
If you’re looking for a car that’s environmentally friendly and wallet-friendly, the BMW i4 eDrive40 is the perfect choice. To learn more about this model’s efficiency ratings, visit the EPA website.
Interior, comfort, and cargo
Step inside the i4 and be swept away by a world of luxurious elegance. From the shimmering rose gold accents to the supple white leather and warm light wood, every detail has been crafted with meticulous care. This electrifying sedan is the epitome of refinement, setting the standard for all future BMW models to come.
Discover a new level of innovation with the massive, seamless display that dominates the dashboard. As you immerse yourself in the cutting-edge technology, you’ll marvel at how the i4 seamlessly blends form and function. The sleek, four-door design boasts a dramatic rear roofline, reminiscent of a stylish coupe, while still offering a spacious trunk for all your essentials.
Embrace the future of driving with the i4, a true masterpiece of modern design and technology.
infotainment and connectivity
The BMW i4 is a marvel of technology, and it’s a true representation of the brand’s relentless pursuit of excellence. As one of the pioneers of BMW’s cutting-edge infotainment system, the i4 boasts the latest and greatest connectivity features, with the iDrive 8 at its forefront. This system is a true masterpiece, a work of art that combines style and functionality in a way that’s never been seen before.
With a 14.9-inch touchscreen integrated with a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, the iDrive 8 takes center stage on the i4’s massive curved display. It’s an immersive experience that’s designed to be intuitive, effortless, and enjoyable. And to top it all off, the iDrive 8 comes with a sleek rotary control in the center console, offering advanced voice commands and a vast array of popular functions. From Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, to a reliable Wi-Fi hotspot, the BMW i4 has everything you need to stay connected and entertained.
Safety and driver assistance functions
The BMW i4 2023 is a dream come true for drivers who value their safety on the road. This sleek and stylish car comes equipped with a host of standard and optional driver assistance systems that put your mind at ease while you’re behind the wheel. Want to know how this beauty performed in crash tests? Simply visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites to find out.
When it comes to key security features, the BMW i4 2023 has got you covered. It comes with a standard collision warning and automatic emergency braking system that ensures you and your passengers are protected in the event of an accident. The Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Assistance systems keep you in your lane, even when you’re feeling a little drowsy. And for those who crave even more peace of mind, the i4 2023 is also available with adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
At BMW, we believe in delivering nothing but the best to our valued customers. That’s why we’re proud to offer a warranty package that’s truly unbeatable in the industry. With a limited warranty that lasts four years or up to 50,000 miles, you can drive with confidence knowing that your BMW is protected.
And for those who demand even more peace of mind, the powertrain warranty extends to an impressive eight years or 100,000 miles. But wait, there’s more! With our free maintenance program, your BMW will receive top-notch care for three years or 36,000 miles.
Experience the luxury and power of a BMW i4 2023 with our eDrive40 starting at 56,395 euros or 64,820 euros. If you’re looking for something with a bit more muscle, the BMW i4 2023 M50 starts at 66,895 euros or 76,670 euros. With BMW, the possibilities are endless.