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BMW i4 2021: all-electric Gran Coupe revealed with 590km of range


BMW’s electric future is taking shape with official images revealing the production version of the i4 sedan that boasts some impressive performance and range figures.

The production version of the 2021 BMW i4 has been revealed at the marque’s annual conference overnight with a WLTP-tested range of 590km. 

With such a high range figure, the i4 will no doubt be pitted against rivals such as the Tesla Model 3 which has up to 580km (WLTP) of range and even its big brother the Model S with the incoming Plaid+ claiming up to 837km on a single charge.  

BMW i4 2021 rear
BMW has released pictures of the production version of the i4 which far more toned down styling than the concept

The i4 essentially functions as the electric 3 Series of the range, with the production version cutting a far more conservative figure than the concept released last year – bar the controversial grille which is seen on the current 4 Series, M3 and M4

BMW has kept the electric blue strip that runs along the side and surrounds the grille edges, the wheels also resemble that of the concept with a more simple design.

BMW i4 2021 side
The i4 keeps the electric blue stripes running down the sides and around the grille

Interior pictures of the i4 have yet to be released but we can expect that it too will be far more toned down but the cabin will likely keep a strong emphasis on technology. 

Similar to previous reports, BMW has confirmed the i4 will be sold in multiple grades with a power output of up to 390kW and can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in around four seconds. With a hotted-up M Performance model said to be apart of the lineup.

BMW i4 2021 front close up
BMW boasts a range claim of 590km on a single charge

The i4 is just one in a wave of mainstream electric vehicles coming out of BMW at pace, with the iX3 midsize SUV and iX large SUV all set to join the i3 hatchback in Australian showrooms in the near future.

BMW says it will release more details about the i4 in the coming weeks.

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