BMW presented today the Concept i4, a prototype that the German manufacturer will launch next year and it brings an amazing view. Adrian van Hooydonk, senior vice president of BMW Group Design, said “The BMW Concept i4 brings electrification to the core of the BMW brand. The design is dynamic, clean, and elegant. In short: a perfect BMW that happens to be zero-emission.”
The BMW Concept i4 has three driving modes: Core, Sport, and Efficient. Each mode associated with an environmental color and a spelling of the specific instrumentation. For example, in Core mode, the driver will have four indicators (now called widgets by BMW), while in Sport mode, the presentation will be less classic and more intuitive.
Under the skin, the BMW Concept i4 presents the fifth generation of the eDrive propulsion system, consisting of the electric motor, power electronics, and charging unit. The power exhibited by the vehicle is 530 hp, which allows it to do 0 to 100 km/h in about 4 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 200 km/h. The autonomy, on the other hand, is about 600 km (373 miles), thanks to the use of very thin 80 kWh batteries, which allow reducing the center of gravity without damaging the habitability of the vehicle.
The headlights of the vehicle also present an evolution of the classic design of double optics of other BMWs, although they have been conveniently updated and have won in aggressiveness. In the rear, we also find an evolution of the L-shaped drivers of other BMWs, which give an elegant look to a rear whose spicy spot is put by two diffusers with blue accents located on each side of the bumper. The door handles are now embedded, which allows improving aerodynamics (also, they are somewhat reminiscent of those of Series 3 E36 of the 90s).