BMW Announces the New BMW i4 Electric Vehicle in motor show 2018 by its CEO Harald Krüger and it will done by 2021.
Every few months, there’s a fresh rumor about BMW adding a new vehicle to its electric i Division. For an extended period of time, all signs pointed toward a model called the BMW i5.
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Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management, officially announced that the i4 would added to BMW’s EV lineup. The vehicle will come into the market in 2021.
The i4 gets other hybrid and EV BMW models on their way in the near future. This includes the MINI EV, the BMW iX3 electric crossover. And the culmination of BMW iNext project, which is also set to join the BMW family in 2021.
BMW’s electric efforts will be continuous, by 2025 they plan to have 25 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as a part of its lineup.
As for the BMW i4 Electric Vehicle, not much is known about the model. BMW’s current naming scheme suggests that the i4 will be a sedan or coupe.
What Krüger has said the BMW i4 will utilize lightweight materials to create better handling for the model. In BMW’s view, the current designs of most modern Electric Vehicle’s ultimately reduce their on-road handling and performance.
BMW Blog also predicts that this model will be an all-electric version of the 4 Series Gran Coupe, perhaps with some inspiration from the i Vision Dynamics Concept car an electric four-door coupe.
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Krüger also explains “The leading factors that will set it apart are fantastic design, which is very different to anything else on the road and the fact that it is lighter and therefore more dynamic than anything we see on the market today, thanks to the materials we will use. Couple that with the connectivity technology we are constantly developing and we are confident it will lead the market.”
While the BMW i3 isn’t reached for many and the i8 is also expensive, the BMW i4 should hopefully deliver the best. Now it just needs to actually reach the production phase.