BMW has revealed some important information about its first all-electric Gran Coupe, according tomedia, after the company released a preview video of the Concept i4. It is reported that the new car will be BMW’s first all-electric car, and will be officially unveiled at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show early next month.
Unsurprisingly, BMW did not hype up the news. “The BMW Concept i4 heralds a new era of pure driving pleasure (the slogan of the BMW brand),” the carmaker said.
We will forgive BMW’s enthusiasm, though, as it is fair to say, that the concept i4 – and the BMW i4 production model is expected to follow next – is a big company. So far, the carmaker’s electrification strategy has been fairly fragmented. Mainstream series already offer the option of plug-in hybrids, but the more ambitious i3 and i8 electric and hybrid series are separated.
But as the autoindustry industry continues to turn to electric, BMW will also move into the electric era from the iX3 electric SUV, which will use the company’s fifth-generation eDrive system. The eDrive system combines electric motors, system electronics and transmissions into a single unit.
BMW says the structure will lead to a smaller, lighter and more efficient system. In fact, BMW points out that the engine output ratio of the new system is about 30% higher than that of the older eDrive. In addition, it retains its previous flexibility.
It remains to be seen what bmw’s Concept i4 will bring. So far, you have only seen the approximate shape of the car. Previously, BMW had said the car could output about 530 horsepower, 4.0 seconds to complete 100 kilometers of acceleration, the maximum speed can be more than 124 mph. Meanwhile, with the arrival of the new 80kWh battery pack, the carmaker says the electric car will be able to travel about 600 kilometers – under the WLTP European test cycle.