This model is called the BMW i4. It is claimed that the four-door will be so steep that with its release in the electric segment there will be new standards of power, dynamics and power reserve. Specifically for the i4, BMW has developed a new electric motor, power electronics, batteries and even a charger. All this together is referred to as BMW eDrive, the new, already the fifth generation.
Officially declared, that prepared for i4 the motor capable develop until 530 Affairs S.-this on level current gasoline V8 from Bavaria, and will provide first electric "Grand coupe" ability to accelerate until 100 kilometers/untangle roughly for 4 of seconds.
As for the batteries, in the new generation they have become even flatter, which will easily integrate them into the bottom of the electric car.
However, the battery pack BMW i4 still weighs more than half a ton, but has a capacity of 80 kWh, which will provide the four-door maximum power reserve at 600 km. Thus, the sedan will be able to compete for the title of the most long-range in the segment. It will be possible to charge the battery with a direct current up to 150 kW, and this will provide a confident charging speed: 80% - in 35 minutes, that is, it will take about 6 minutes to replenish the energy reserve sufficient to overcome 100 km.
Interestingly, the debut of the scalable architecture of the fifth generation eDrive is not on the i4-the first to receive this technology crossover iX3. Then the light will be BMW iNext, which is considered "electric X5", and only then-a four-door coupe. In total, by 2023, BMW's lineup should number up to 25 models with varying degrees of electrification.