BMW Makes Great EVs While Questioning The All EV Future
While hardly in the vanguard of the EV movement, BMW had notable early successes like the diminutive and widely acclaimed i3 which just finished a strong 10 year run.
Though numerically next in line to take the baton from the just retired spiffy little i3 EV hatchback, the new BMW i4 eDrive40 arrives as an elegant low-slung all electric performance gran coupe.
While this new EV carries on the traditional style of the earlier 4 Series Gran Coupe the once controversial elongated front grille fits just right.
And as an EV with a 301 mile range 335 horsepower this BMW i4 sacrifices nothing in power and performance, turning in 0 – 60 times of under 5 seconds.
The new i4 takes a full 220V charge in just over 8 hours and gets a 109 mile boost in 10 minutes on a DC Fast Charger.
Inside the eDrive40 delivers classy 5 person seating, dazzling technology presentation featuring the BMW Curved Display with configurable 12.3″ instrument cluster and 14.9″ central information display, and it’s a hatchback with great cargo capacity.
At $55,900 BMW is as always a daunting competitor.