BMW is expanding its full-electric car lineup with the iX SUV and i4 sedan as it accelerates its EV push to match Tesla.
The i4 is the brand’s first electric vehicle focused squarely on driving dynamics, BMW said in a statement.
It will have two model variants:
- The i4 M50, with 536 hp, all-wheel drive and a range of up to 510 km (317 miles) in the WLTP cycle. It is the first performance full-electric car from BMW's M performance subsidiary. Prices start at 69,900 euros in Germany.
- The i4 eDrive40 with 335 hp, rear-wheel drive and a range of up to 590 km (367 miles) in the WLTP cycle. It will start at 58,300 euros in Germany.
The i4 M50 will compete against EVs such as the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT, while the eDrive40 will challenge the Tesla Model 3.