Youtube superstar Supercar Blondie has uploaded a video detailing the BMW i4 Concept throwing light on the smaller yet significant details of the near-production concept vehicle. Did you know that the globally-acclaimed music composer Hans Zimmer has developed the Concept i4’s “own visionary and unique sound” to replace the sound of the petrol engine that enables a better connect between the car and the driver?
4 March 2020 –
The wraps have come off the BMW i4 Concept and its big grille to preview how the i4 will look like when it goes into production in 2021. The i4 will be the first fully electric car from BMW globally to share its chassis with an ICE model, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Readers would recall BMW & Brilliance Automotive doing the electric version of the first generation BMW X1 in China as the Zinoro 1E.
The i4 will gain the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology that will be first applied to the new BMW iX3 in 2020. It will be powered by an 80 kWh battery and the electric motor makes a maximum power of 390 kW (523 hp). The battery weighs around 550 kg and offers a range of up to 600 km in the WLTP cycle. Proving its performance-oriented character, the i4 can race from 0 to 100 km/h in 4 seconds and attain a top speed of over 200 km/h.
The design of the BMW Concept i4 shows fantastic proportions, a powerfully expressive character and, of course, a lot of attention to detail. With the BMW Curved Display, we have redefined BMW’s signature driver focus in an extremely elegant way. At the same time, the BMW Concept i4 transports a feeling of sustainable driving pleasure.Domagoj Dukec, Head of BMW Design
The double kidney grille is so large that you could probably see it coming from the other end of the highway. The twin LED headlamps connect to BMW’s older and current headlamp layout. As big as it is, the kidney grille is closed off and houses various sensors and is being called an intelligence panel by BMW, and comes surrounded by a blue accent. At the back, sleek L-shaped LED tail lamps top off the sharp design of the i4 concept.
Inside, the dashboard gets a neat layout with a wide screen connecting the instrument cluster and the centre console, similar to what you can see in Mercedes cars.
Rear-seat passengers, BMW says, will have a level of headroom and legroom that exceeds expectations from a coupe. The back seats extend the horizontal graphic emanating from the doors to create a lounge-like feel. They also make use of very little stitching, to emphasise the clean and modern feel.