BMW is no stranger to electrified models, and the 2022 i4 sedan looks to further bolster the brand’s EV portfolio. Based on Bimmer’s most famous model, the 3-series, the upcoming i4 is a low-slung four-door that’s expected to compete with rivals such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Audi e-tron GT. While full details are still forthcoming, we do know the BMW EV will have a 530-hp electric motor and an 80.0-kWh battery pack. BMW claims that the i4 will boast a driving range of 372 miles as well as a full complement of high-tech equipment when it goes on sale sometime in 2022.
The BMW i4 is an all-new electric sedan that is expected to compete against the Tesla Model 3 and other mid-size EV sedans when it finally hits showrooms in 2022. Although we’ve seen a concept car, spy photos, and most recently a camouflaged prototype playing in the snow, we’re still waiting on more comprehensive and concrete details.
BMW says the i4 will have the ability to travel up to 372 miles on a full battery. However, that estimate is based on the European testing cycle that is much more generous than the EPA range cycle that we use here in America. Along with a battery pack that measures about 80.0-kWh, the i4 will have a 150-kilowatt charging capacity can provide up to 80-percent of the car’s driving range in just 35 minutes.
The i4 Concept’s cabin looks richly appointed and features rose gold trim, white leather upholstery, and light wood trim. We know the car will share its underpinnings with the company’s 3-series sedan, so the interior will likely be equally as spacious.
The i4’s roofline is more dramatic than the 3, though, offering a four-door-coupe body style and what appears to be a large rear lift gate that opens to reveal a large cargo area like that of BMW 4-series Gran Coupe.
The 2022 BMW i4 hasn’t been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). While we expect it to offer all the latest driver-assistance technology-and maybe even semi-autonomous driving modes-we won’t know the specific equipment until closer to its official on-sale date.