The 2022 BMW i4 is the first-ever all-electric Gran Coupe from the German luxury and performance carmaker which comes with two distinct trims to suit every need.
The 2022 BMW i4 all-electric Gran Coupe comes in two variants – eDrive40 and M50. The former is catered to the audiences that require a ‘regular’ BMW for everyday use. The M50, on the other hand, is meant for the pure driving aficionados who want to derive performance out of their EVs. While that may be a broader description of the two variants, we shall dive a bit deeper into the specifics of these two models.
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2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 vs M50 – Specs & Range Comparison
The specs sheet of both these versions of the BMW i4 sums up their differences quite clearly.
|Parameter – BMW i4||eDrive40||M50|
|Battery Capacity (Gross)||83.9 kWh||83.9 kWh|
|Power||335 hp||536 hp|
|Torque||317 lb-ft (430 Nm)||586 lb-ft (795 Nm)|
|Acceleration (0-60 mph)||5.5 secs||3.7 secs|
|Range||301 miles w/ 18-inch wheels;|
282 miles w/ 19-inch wheels
|270 miles w/ 19-inch wheels;|
227 miles w/ 20-inch wheels
|Charging||10-80% w/ DC Fast Charger – 31 mins;|
0-100% w/ 11 kW Charger – 8.25 hrs
|10-80% w/ DC Fast Charger – 31 mins;|
0-100% w/ 11 kW Charger – 8.25 hrs
|Drivetrain||RWD (Rear Wheel Drive)||AWD (All Wheel Drive)|
From the table above, it can safely be inferred that neither of these EVs is your regular run off the mill sedans, in terms of the performance. However, people looking for a luxury car to live with might want to go with the eDrive40 version, while the others who are fond of driving enthusiastically will find the M50 fulfilling their desires better.
2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 & M50 – Design
As far as the design theme goes, one could recognise that it is a BMW from miles apart. The signature kidney grille is accentuating the frontal layout, especially with the massive size and blacked-out elements. The signature LED headlamps with dual LED DRLs represent the familiar pattern, the massive aero ducts on with side of the sporty bumper are functional providing coolness to the battery placed underneath the floor.
The side profile is dominated by the almost flush-fitting door handles, elegant alloy wheels, a massive wheelbase of 112.4 in (2855 mm), a sleek chrome side body skirting and a sloping roof emerging into the sensuous tailgate with an integrated spoiler. The tail section is highlighted by sleek curved split LED taillights and massive diffusers for added aerodynamic efficiency. The i4 is every bit of BMW that we have come to expect even in the first-ever all-electric Gran Coupe iteration.
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2022 BMW i4 – Interior and Features
The inside of the BMW i4 is all that you would expect from a luxury electric car. As usual, the orientation of the dashboard and centre console is toward the driver. The features list is a long one with the prominent ones being a 14.9-inch Infotainment Display, a curved 12.3-inch Driver’s Instrument Cluster, Wireless Smartphone Connectivity, Over-the-Top Updates, BMW ConnectedDrive® Services, Perforated Sensatec Upholstery, High Gloss Trim, Panoramic Sunroof, Premium HiFi Sound System with a 205-Watt digital amplifier and much more.
2022 BMW i4 – Prices
The 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 starts at $56,250, while the performance M50 starts at $70,200 excluding the destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration. There are additional federal tax benefits that could be availed of on the EV.