In a recent development, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially released the range and efficiency figures for the entry-level BMW i4 eDrive35 version. The results demonstrate the impressive capabilities of this electric sedan, showcasing its efficiency and range.
The EPA testing confirms that the BMW i4 eDrive35, equipped with standard 18-inch wheels, boasts an exceptional EPA Combined range of 256 miles (412 km).
However, it is worth noting that the optional 19-inch wheels do have an impact on the range. The EPA confirms that opting for the larger wheels reduces the range by 21 miles, or 8.2 percent, compared to the standard configuration. While this decrease is noticeable, it is a trade-off for those who prefer the aesthetics of larger wheels.
The eDrive35 version of the BMW i4 is equipped with a 70.2-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery, which is slightly smaller than the battery found in the eDrive40 version, with its 83.9-kWh capacity. With a 16 percent lower battery capacity, it is expected that the driving range would be proportionally reduced. The decrease in range of around 15 percent (or nearly 17 percent with the 19-inch wheels) is in line with this difference in battery size.
The BMW i4 eDrive35 also excels in terms of energy efficiency. The EPA’s testing reveals that the electric sedan achieves an impressive energy consumption rating of 113 MPGe (Miles Per Gallon Equivalent), equivalent to 298 watt-hours per mile (185 Wh/km) for the 18-inch version. Opting for larger wheels results in approximately 8 percent higher energy consumption.
These figures confirm the BMW i4 eDrive35’s position as an efficient and capable electric sedan. With its impressive range, solid energy efficiency, and stylish design, it is set to be a compelling option for those seeking a luxurious electric driving experience.
As the automotive industry continues to embrace electric mobility, the BMW i4 eDrive35 stands out as a strong contender, offering a blend of performance, efficiency, and range that caters to the demands of modern electric vehicle enthusiasts. With this latest confirmation of its range and efficiency figures, the i4 eDrive35 is poised to make a lasting impression on the electric vehicle market.