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BMW’s Concept i4 Is Nearly Here With 523 Fully-Electric Horses

BMW will unveil its first fully-electric Gran Coupe model on March 3rd at the Geneva Motor Show.

We’re about a week away from BMW unveiling its first ever fully-electric Gran Coupe model in the Concept i4, an event that will take place at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.

According to the automaker, this vehicle will provide a whole new take “on the dynamic excellence for which BMW is renowned and blends a modern, elegantly sporty design with the spaciousness and practicality of a four-door Gran Coupe.”

Of course, the best part is that this is a zero-emissions car, boasting an electric motor good for around 523 HP (530 PS) – more than today’s M3/M4 models.

“The BMW Concept i4 brings electrification to the core of the BMW brand,” said design VP Adrian van Hooydonk. “The design is dynamic, clean and elegant. In short: a perfect BMW that happens to be zero emission.”

This latest teaser doesn’t really tell us that much in terms of design details, but the shape is pretty easy to deduce, especially since our last round of spy shots with the i4 featured a prototype that was wearing a particularly skintight wrap.

Its previously-mentioned power output will allow it to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in approximately four seconds flat, before maxing out somewhere north of 125 mph (200 km/h).

The electric motor will be powered by a new battery that weighs around 1,213 lbs (550 kg), with a capacity of roughly 80 kWh. This means the i4 could run for about 373 miles (600 km) on a single charge in the WLTP cycle. As for recharging, you’ll be able to juice the battery up to 80% in around 35 minutes, while a quick six-minute charge will deliver around 62 miles (100 km) of range.

BMW will launch the production version of the i4 next year, when manufacturing will begin alongside the 3-Series in Munich.

 

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