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.”