BMW has been predicting its new electric car, the i4, for years, and now the German carmaker has finally shared a photo of the car’s test camouflage in winter weather conditions before it is officially released in 2021,media reported. In addition, BMW has unveiled some of the EV’s surprising specifications — 600 kilometers (373 miles) of range and 530 horsepower output.
Such range is clearly impressive, considering it will only be equipped with a battery pack of 80 kWh. Here’s a reference, and Tesla’s 100kWh battery pack offers 373 miles of range. Several factors may have played a role: first, and almost certainly, BMW based on the European test cycle, and readers of this must know that the European test ingress tend to produce more optimistic valuations. If so, the EPA’s final range will probably only be 300 miles; The i4 will use BMW’s fifth-generation battery pack/electric motor technology. To be more specific, the i4 will be equipped with a high-voltage battery, which is a bit like the technology porsche uses in the Taycan battery.
It is reported that BMW’s fifth-generation battery technology will also appear in BMW’s upcoming iNext SUV and the Chinese market-oriented electric SUV iX3, both of which also took part in the winter test.
To be honest, people have been waiting for nearly a decade to follow the arrival of another BMW EV, following the i3 electric SUV and the hybrid i8 sports car. Rumours about i4 seem to have lasted for the same amount of time. Last year, BMW finally announced at the Geneva Motor Show that the car would be available in 2021.