BMW is set to release the i4 electric vehicle in 2023, and though the new model will come with a higher price tag, it won’t necessarily offer more range. The BMW i4 is being marketed as an electric alternative for those looking for a luxury car that’s also eco-friendly. The car will offer a range of up to 373 miles on a single charge—not bad for an EV—but its starting price of $78,000 may not be accessible to everyone. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the 2023 BMW i4 and discuss its features, specs, and pricing. We’ll also explore why its range isn’t quite what we expected it to be despite its hefty price tag. Read on to learn more about this upcoming electric vehicle.
The new BMW i4
The new BMW i4 is the automaker’s first electric sedan, and it’s a significant addition to the i lineup. The i4 starts at $44,450, which is a $7,200 price increase over the previous model. But despite the price increase, the new i4 has a significantly reduced EPA range of just 200 miles.
The new i4 is based on the 4-series platform and uses a Fifth-generation eDrive system that includes a synchronous electric motor with an output of up to 519 horsepower. The motor is powered by a high-voltage battery pack that offers a total range of up to 186 miles on the European cycle. U.S. EPA testing hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect it will be similar to the European cycle.
The new i4 comes standard with adaptive LED headlights, 19-inch wheels, and BMW’s latest infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay integration. Optional features include 20-inch wheels, M Sport suspension, and ceramic brakes.
The price increase
The price of the new BMW i3 will start at $44,395, which is a $4,000 increase from the previous model. The new i3s will start at $47,445. Despite the price increase, the i3 still falls short of its competition in terms of range. The i3 has an EPA-rated range of 153 miles, while the Tesla Model 3 has an EPA-rated range of 220 miles and the Chevy Bolt EV has an EPA-rated range of 238 miles.
More EPA range
The new BMW i3 range extender will have a higher price tag than the current model, but it will also have an increased EPA range. The new model will have a total range of 150 miles, which is up from the current model’s EPA range of 114 miles. The increased range is due to the new model’s larger battery pack.