BMW i4 Announced, Electric Model Arrives By 2025

BMW has used the Geneva Motor Show to announce plans to offer an all-new i4.

Previewed by the i Vision Dynamics concept, the production model will be an electric vehicle that is built in Munich, Germany. BMW declined to say when the model will go into production but the i4 will be one of 25 electrified vehicles the company intends to launch by 2025. It will be joined by 11 other battery-electric models including the iX3 and MINI EV.

While BMW was light on specifics, the i Vision Dynamics concept debuted at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show with an electric powertrain which enabled the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in four seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 200 km/h (120 mph). The concept could also travel up to 600 km (373 miles) on a single charge which is pretty impressive considering the Tesla Model S has a range of 539 km (335 miles).

Besides announcing plans for the i4, BMW Chairman Harald Krüger revealed the average CO2 emissions for new BMW Group vehicles sold in Europe has fallen by more than 42% since 1995. Last year, the figure dropped to 122 g/km which was a 2 g/km decrease from 2016.

Krüger says the reduction is CO2 emissions “clearly shows that our e-mobility strategy is successful.” He went on to say “We are adding more electric drives to our vehicle fleet, while also working on fuel-saving technologies for our conventional drives.”

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  • Six_Tymes

    whoa, very impressive.

  • caddy45

    Geez – BMW is really late to the game. It looks cool though. Speaking of… wasn’t MBZ supposed to show the production EQ C at Geneva?

  • benT

    15 years behind Tesla, so far.

    • Johan Mo

      except… BMW is 50 years ahead when it comes to quality. AND they make a record profit (for the 8th concecutive years now).

      • benT

        go to the beach and enjoy your summer !!
        455,000 deposits paid pre-orders from the general public
        sportscar sold out at 1,000 units @ $250,000US per unit
        500 trucks sold before manufacturing begins
        Tesla outsells Mercedes S Class IN GERMANY
        Tesla outsells BMW7 series in germany.
        hhhmmmmm,,,…..
        not bad for starters

    • Dr Strangefinger

      I don’t agree with your logic. The Koreans were decades behind most of the world’s auto manufacturers, and look what they’ve done in a short time.

      Being first doesn’t automatically make you the best forever.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    I don’t see that awful front grill catching on… now nor in 2025

    • Dr Strangefinger

      Agree… horrible grill!

  • 2025? By that time the Tesla Model S will be 13 years old. Just saying.

    • Johan Mo

      i4 will be on the market in 2021, the article is a bit misleading (they mixed up with 12 BEVs from now till 2025)

  • S3XY

    “The concept could also travel up to 600 km (373 miles) on a single charge which is pretty impressive considering the Tesla Model S has a range of 539 km (335 miles).”

    Ya it’s really impressive that a concept in which no one has publicly tested nor has shown proof got more range than a Tesla that actually exists. Lol.

  • S3XY

    Nice dumbbell grill.

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