BMW kicked off the teaser campaign for the 2021 i4 last month and now we’re finally getting a glimpse of the interior.
While the i3 and i8 have unique cabins, the i4 will eschew this trend and adopt a parts bin interior that follows in the footsteps of the 3-Series. This is a bit disappointing, but it isn’t too surprising as the i4 is essentially an electric 4-Series Gran Coupe.
Getting back to the cabin, drivers sit behind a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a digital instrument cluster which presumably measures 12.3 inches. To their right is a familiar center stack with a 10.25-inch infotainment system and stylish air vents with metallic accents. The switchgear carries over from the 3-Series and so do a number of other components.
The exterior is heavily camouflaged, but the model is expected to have a fully enclosed twin kidney grille and an aerodynamic front bumper. The car also has a sculpted hood and sweptback headlights.
Moving further back, the i4 has a rakish windscreen which flows into a sloping roof. The latter will likely impact rear seat headroom, but it helps to give the model a sporty appearance.
The curvaceous bodywork continues at the rear as we can see a rounded bumper and an integrated spoiler. Since the i4 is fully electric, the model lacks an exhaust system. However, BMW’s camouflage team added two rather unconvincing decoys.
BMW hasn’t said much about performance specifications, but the company has previously confirmed the i4 will be able to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in four seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 124 mph (200 km/h). More importantly, the model will have a range in excess of 373 miles (600 km) according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).
The i4 will be built in Munich and BMW has already said the four-door coupe will be positioned in the “premium midrange segment.” The company has also said the car will have a dynamic design, inspiring performance and a high level of ride comfort.