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All New Electric Series 2022 BMW i4

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The BMW electric car i4 is the first performance-based EV that guarantees superior driving dynamics. With this new model, BMW will have successfully launched its first driver-focused, all-electric vehicle.  

by Emily MacKinnon, Executive Assistant in
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BMW has built a solid reputation over the years for producing high-performance luxury vehicles. One of their latest releases, the BMW i4, is set to bring a whole new perspective to the motor industry in Canada. The 2022 BMW i4 comes in two versions, the i4 eDrive40, and the high-end i4 M50. These two models are set to feature some of the latest safety and driver assistance technologies.
In this article, you will be able to review some of the amazing features that make the BMW i4 the exceptional car it is.

Performance

As stated before, the 2022 i4 features two versions, each designed to deliver an exceptional driving experience. The base model, the i4 eDrive40, is fitted with a single, rear-drive electric motor that generates a horsepower of 335hp while delivering a torque of 317lb-ft and can achieve an impressive range of 475km. However, clients can upgrade to the i4 M50 version that comes with dual motors, xDrive all-wheel drivetrain, and generates a maximum horsepower of 536hp while delivering a torque of 586lb-ft. The i4 M50 has an impressive range of 385km on a single charge.

According to sources at BMW, the base model can achieve 0-100km/hr in under 5.5 seconds while the M50 achieves an acceleration of 0-100km/hr in just 3.7 seconds.

Both models are fitted with a powerful 83.9kWh battery. The i4 can charge at a peak 200kW rate using a compatible charger when recharging. According to official figures, the battery can go from 10-80% in 31 minutes while using a compatible charger. The i4 M50 is the first of its kind made by BMW M GmbH.

Interior

The i4 boasts a futuristic interior design with several features to boost driver and passenger comfort. The most prominent feature is the driver-oriented cockpit that spots a sleek and flat instrument panel that sets a foundation for the modern appearance. Customers are also treated to a high centre console that gives the four-door vehicle a sporty feel while defining the driver's area and that of the passenger. The BMW i4 interior features the new BMW-Curved Display that combines a 12.3'' instrument cluster with a large 14.9'' Control Display that brings out the modern display that curves ergonomically to the driver's advantage.

The interior is also fitted with an updated iDrive 8 infotainment system with a new curved display. With this new design, the driver can access a full-size map even when using Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

With this model, you don't have to worry about passenger space as it is designed to provide comfortable seating to up to five passengers. Both front and rear-seat passengers can stretch and wriggle around with ample head and legroom. The i4 also boasts sufficient cargo space of 470litres. This space can be extended by folding the rear bench seat to create a further 1290 litres of cargo volume.

The i4 also features optional BMW IconicSounds Electric that orchestrates the vehicle's drive sound in the interior. The model is also designed with powerful dynamics with clear power-loaded feedback Sports mode complemented by slight load feedback in comfort mode, balanced acoustics, and a high acoustic comfort without the additional sound staging while in ECO PRO mode.

Design

The new i4 series comes with a series of performance parts, each designed to give you the maximum amount of motor racing character. Some outstanding features include an M Performance Kidney grille in carbon fibre. This look guarantees you an elegant, sporty, and unique look. You can as well find an M Performance rear spoiler in carbon fibre to enhance the car's dynamic appearance while ensuring optimized aerodynamics. The i4 sports a rear diffuser in carbon fibre, giving the car a modern look while enhancing its sporty look.

Another outstanding design feature is the 20'' performance light-alloy double-spoke 868 M Bicolor summer complete wheelset. These wheels come with tyre pressure monitors to alert the driver on changes in pressure or in case of a puncture. The steering wheel has an Alcantara-lined grip area to give you ab excellent grip for a sportier steering feel.

Exterior

As stated before, the 2022 i4 sports a new, sleek and elegant design that makes you stand out at the parking lot. To complement the exquisite interior design, the exterior sports a vertically aligned kidney that extends from the unique-BMW I front apron. Instead of acting as part of the cooling system, this kidney is designed with a patterned structure that conceals an advanced sensor technology that supplies real-time data to the vehicle.

From the side, the i4 spots an aerodynamically optimized design, which is an extension of the classic Coupe proportions, which features a long wheelbase with short overhangs and a flowing roofline to highlight the elegant, sporty lines. From behind, you can see sharply cut vertical aero lips that close off the i4 to the side. A blue trim frame highlights the diffuser elements emerging from below.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

There hasn't been an official release of the safety and driver assistance technologies that will be on the iX4. However, customers should expect several exterior cameras with a powerful onboard computer to ensure advanced autonomous or semi-autonomous self-driving. The key safety features expected on the ix4 include a standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assistance, and available adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

The 2022 iX4 comes with standard warranty coverage used BMW's other electric cars. Some of these cover features include a limited warranty covering four years, a powertrain warranty for up to four years, EV components warrant covering eight years, and complimentary maintenance for up to three years.

According to BMW, Canada's 2022 BMW i4 release date is set for the beginning of March 2022. This car is one of the best EV releases that will bring a whole new perspective to the EV market.

All New Electric Series 2022 BMW i4

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