BMW Group Launches ‘BMW i4’ In India

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The first-ever BMW i4 has been launched in India. With this launch, BMW Group is the first car manufacturer to offer the most extensive portfolio of electric cars in India. Deliveries will start by the beginning of July 2022.

The BMW i4 is BMW’s first purely electric model focused squarely on driving dynamics. It is the ultimate electric driving machine that represents the essence of NEXTGen Joy, the BMW attitude. The BMW i4 combines sporting prowess with a range that also convinces for long journeys with comfort, spaciousness and practical appeal.

Mr Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “With the launch of the BMW i4, I am excited to introduce the first electric mid-size sedan in the country. BMW i4 effortlessly combines sheer driving pleasure with sustainability as never experienced before. Thanks to its unique combination of BMW eDrive technology, extremely slim and high-voltage lithium-ion battery, rear-wheel drive and advanced suspension kinematics, the BMW i4 gets an outstanding sporty feel. It is India’s longest-range electric vehicle. Absolute luxury with class-leading ambience, generous space, and rear axle air suspension ensures maximum comfort even for longer trips. Excitingly dynamic, comfortable and powerful in equal measure, the BMW i4 provides a truly electrifying experience that exceeds all expectations – every day, every trip. BMW Group today offers the most extensive and diverse portfolio of electric cars for Indian customers.”

The electric sedan is available in exciting metallic paintworks – Mineral White, Black Sapphire and Skyscraper Grey. Perforated Sensatec upholstery comes in Canberra Beige and Cognac color schemes.

The optional M Aerodynamic Kit with embellishments such as M aerodynamic bumpers, exclusive 18 or 19-inch M light aerodynamic alloy wheels and M elements in high-gloss black enhance the dynamic and sporty character.

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The first-ever BMW i4 comes with a standard two-year warranty for unlimited kilometres. Repair Inclusive can extend warranty benefits from the third year of operation to the maximum fifth year without any mileage limitation. The batteries are covered by a warranty valid for eight years or up to 160,000 kilometres.

The car’s futuristic exterior design combines athletic aesthetics with clear surface language and progressive precision. It is the most aerodynamic electric vehicle in its class. The front is characterized by expansive closed surfaces and precise lines. The Grey inlay in the front apron and vertical side openings emphasizes the functional, modern character of the vehicle. The absolute highlights are a concise reinterpretation of the radiator grille and the blue ring around the BMW badge. Flat, strikingly contoured headlights and Frozen Grey accents in richly detailed, slender form add to the emotional flair. Thrillingly progressive, the side view is characterised by a long wheelbase, doors with frameless windows, fluid lines of the roof and short overhangs. Expansive, gently modelled surfaces with precise character lines create a modern impression that exudes the elegance of a true BMW. The rear showcases a sharp vertical rear spoiler and recessed surfaces that strengthen the sporty and wide effect. The concise L-shaped rear LED lights with slender contours and horizontal lines, highlight how the BMW i4 hugs the road. Lightweight aerodynamic wheels contribute to enhancing driving range. Air Suspension on the rear axle with an automatic self-levelling function ensures maximum comfort and enhances stability on sharp turns.

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Open, luxurious and fascinating, the interior brings a driver-focused cockpit and an ambience with generous space. The BMW Curved Display adds a high-quality, modern touch to the cockpit. The interplay of high-quality materials, a multimodal, intuitive operating concept, with sports seats and sport steering wheel, separated areas for the driver and front passenger and acoustic glazing create an atmosphere that is delightful for long journeys as it is during short drives. The sports seat gives an especially elegant boost with high-quality decorative stitching. Up to three passengers can enjoy the back seat with a generous head and legroom. Ambient Lighting with six selectable light designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. Three-zone automatic climate control with a nanofiber filter optimizes air quality.

The large tailgate with an automatic opening function makes loading and unloading from the 470-litre luggage compartment particularly convenient. In addition, the functional rear bench seat folds down with a 40/20/40 split to provide maximum storage space and increase boot capacity up to 1290 litres.

Rear-wheel drive, 50/50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity add superlative balance, and responsiveness and deliver outstanding traction and directional stability in extremely dynamic driving manoeuvres.

Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology features a highly integrated drive unit within a single housing that is powered by an electric motor, single-speed transmission and power electronics. The i4 instantly accelerates from 0 to 100 km/hr in 5.7 seconds with an output of 340 hp. 

Making its debut, the extremely slim (110 mm) and high-voltage lithium-ion battery integrated in the floor has a capacity of 80.7 kWh providing a range of up to 590 kms. The BMW i4 has the longest range than any other electric vehicle in India.

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The first-ever BMW i4 ensures fast and hassle-free charging. Charging time is:

•  205 kW DC Charger: 10%-80% in 31 min / 164 kms added range in 10 min

•  50 kW DC Charger:10%-80% in 83 min / 100 kms added range in 18 min

•  11 kW AC Charger: 0%-100% in about 8.25 hrs

As an introductory offer, the BMW i4 will come with a complimentary BMW Wallbox charger with installation. It can be integrated at home to enable safe and convenient charging up to 11kW.

BMW Group India aims to build one of the best charging networks in the luxury segment with fast chargers at the BMW dealer network in 34 cities across India. BMW dealer network across India welcomes owners of electric vehicles of all brands for fast and convenient charging at nominal rates.

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