Munich. The BMW Group is opening a new territory in its
story with a phenomenon of a pure-electric Gran Coupe. The BMW
Concept i4 takes electric expostulate to a core of a BMW code and
heralds a new epoch in Sheer Driving Pleasure. The BMW Concept i4
represents a demeanour brazen to a BMW i4, slated to enter prolongation in
2021. It provides a whole new take on a energetic value for which
BMW is eminent and blends a modern, elegantly sporty settlement with the
expanse and functionality of a four-door Gran Coupe – all while
generating 0 internal emissions.
“The BMW Concept i4 brings foundation to a core of a BMW
brand,” says Adrian outpost Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group
Design. “The settlement is dynamic, purify and elegant. In short: a perfect
BMW that happens to be 0 emission.” The drivetrain’s standout
numbers embody a operation of adult to 600 km (WLTP), outlay of adult to 530
hp, 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 60 mph) acceleration of approximately 4.0
seconds and a tip speed in additional of 200 km/h (124 mph). However, the
pushing qualities of a BMW Concept i4 can't be voiced in figures
alone. The probably wordless smoothness of appetite creates an wholly new
prodigy of dynamism.
“The settlement of a BMW Concept i4 shows illusory proportions, a
strenuously fluent impression and, of course, a lot of courtesy to
detail,” adds Domagoj Dukec, Head of BMW Design. “With a BMW Curved
Display, we have redefined BMW’s signature motorist concentration in an
intensely superb way. At a same time, a BMW Concept i4 transports
a feeling of tolerable pushing pleasure.” As partial of a package,
a Concept i4 includes several extraneous and interior settlement elements
that will make an coming in both a BMW i4 and other
electrically-powered prolongation vehicles.
The extraneous – electrifying aesthetics.
The modern, superb extraneous represents a counsel counterpoint to
a energetic aptitude of a pushing experience. The ideally resolved
Gran Coupe proportions emanate an authentic, complicated and confident
appearance. The prolonged wheelbase, fastback roofline and brief overhangs
form a simple form packed with magnificence and dynamism. With its
4 doors, a BMW Concept i4 offers not usually a high turn of
bland usability and practicality, though also a most incomparable interior
than a car’s complicated and energetic proportions would immediately suggest.
Clear surfaces and aerodynamic details.
Crisp, well-spoken lines and frozen volumes mix into a rich, smoothly
contoured sculpture and emanate a pure surfacing language. The modern
extraneous paint shade Frozen Light Copper reprises a colour nuance
displayed by a BMW Vision iNEXT and showcases a interplay of
surfaces to visually overwhelming effect. Blue elements in a front end,
flanks and back finish prove to a car’s BMW i origins. They gleam a
spotlight on a signature BMW i icons and move a record below
a aspect to a front – for example, a kidneys in their purpose as an
comprehension panel, a mouldings in a side skirts concealing the
battery technology, and a diffuser elements in a back end, which
fill a settlement space vacated by empty tailpipes and enhance
A horde of other aerodynamic measures maximize a car’s electric
range. The blanked off kidney grille and pure aero lips provide
fact examples of worldly airflow engineering during work. Another
sold area of a automobile are a circle rims. These have been
designed exclusively for a BMW Concept i4 and mix aerodynamic and
lightweight design; well-spoken – and therefore aerodynamically optimised –
surfaces contrariety with ultra-low-weight, high-strength spokes. The
rims extend a car’s palette of colours and materials, emphasising
a lush altogether character.
The front finish – a eye-catching face of a new era.
The front-end diagnosis of a BMW Concept i4 presents a familiar
BMW icons in a new look, lending a visually absolute face to the
electric age during BMW. The prominent, closed-off kidney grille provides
a discernible tie between a past and destiny of BMW. The BMW icon
also gains new functionality: With no explosion engine to require
cooling, a grille now serves essentially as an “intelligence panel”
housing several sensors. The grille teases a record behind the
scenes with a special settlement for this model. The headlights likewise
yield a overpass between a past and a future; a classical
four-eyed front finish is reprised here with a really complicated and pared-back
interpretation. Two intricate, freestanding LED elements on either
side confederate all of a claim light functions. Clean surfaces
and a tiny array of frail lines around a grille emanate a
contemporary front-end striking with substantial visible impact. A BMW
i-style blue accent in a grille approximate sets a sign on the
Taking a initial stairs with a new BMW code identity.
In a march of a BMW Concept i4 arrangement BMW is phenomenon the
brand’s new demeanour for a initial time. The new heading for communications
also provides a basement for a badge on a BMW Concept i4. Its
two-dimensional and pure settlement ensures seamless integration
and brings a special extraneous colour shade Frozen Light Copper to
even larger prominence. The judgment automobile not usually has a assign of
looking brazen to a destiny in terms of aesthetics, record and
innovation, it also explores a settlement intensity within a BMW trademark.
Striking back finish with aerodynamic features.
The back of a BMW Concept i4 sits low over a highway and cuts a
broad, horizontally emphasised figure. The surfaces swell across
a back in a well-spoken and succulent movement, and give it a really modern
and ease appearance. The long, slim L-shaped back lights continue the
theme. Below a back lights, a inward-angled surfaces form
aerodynamics-enhancing lips and incorporate straight atmosphere outlets. The
pole of a settlement here emphasises a car’s sporting stance.
Further down, a back apron has a forceful participation and enhances
aerodynamic efficiency. Where empty tailpipes would once have been
found, diffuser elements in BMW i Blue prove a participation of a
pure-electric expostulate complement and anxiety a settlement of a BMW i
The interior – creation meets minimalism.
The interior of a BMW Concept i4 focuses on those times when the
motorist chooses to commander a automobile themselves. To this end, each element
in a front of a cabin is lerned on a driver. The new BMW Curved
Display teams adult with a steering circle to exhibit a new take on
motorist course and offers a demeanour brazen to a arrangement in the
prolongation versions of a BMW iNEXT and BMW i4. Here, the
arrangement surfaces of a information arrangement and Control Display
mix into a singular territory prone towards a driver. This screen
organisation optimises arrangement of information and creates a display’s
hold operation some-more intuitive. Advanced arrangement tech with
non-reflective potion also removes a need for a hide to shade the
displays and therefore contributes to an intensely uncluttered and
The BMW Curved Display encompasses a vast suit of a section
in front of a motorist and above a centre stack, and gives a front
area a really complicated appearance. Its slim, borderless form exudes
peculiarity and sophistication. Almost all handling functions are
integrated into a arrangement as partial of an altogether proceed centred on
shortening a array of haptic controls to a minimum. Even the
meridian control complement now works by hold control.
Focus on a essential.
The front territory of a interior around a BMW Curved Display also
majors on pared-back design. The understated use of different
materials and a elemental arrangement of controls creates a modern
nonetheless also lush ambience. With this in mind, elements such as air
outlets are integrated roughly invisibly into a altogether geometry and
secluded behind clever patterns.
Accent strips in comfortable Gold Bronze consistent to chrome lend the
interior a high-class touch. The executive control row replaces a
normal rigging push with a toggle-type shifter. Elements such as
a iDrive Controller and chair memory buttons in a doors are
finished in a grand clear glass. The cloth/leather multiple for
a seats – stoical of microfibre with line graphics and natural
leather dark-skinned regulating olive root – sets a high-quality and sustainable
sign on a interior. The altogether outcome is a clearly structured,
splendid and ethereal cabin that brings opposite a satisfaction and
management of electric expostulate systems.
Spacious back compartment.
Rear-seat passengers are greeted by a generously-sized compartment
charity levels of headroom and legroom that surpass expectations of a
coupe. Integral conduct restraints for a front and back seats add
serve to a sporting feel. The cut-out in a conduct restraints is a
grand fact that references sporty BMW models from a tide line-up.
The back seats extend a plane striking rising from a doors
to emanate a loll feel in a rear. Meanwhile, a outdoor seats
reprise a energetic form of a front seats, worsening a sporting
flavour. They also use really small stitching, that serve emphasises
a purify and complicated feel.
Further grown user interface settlement with Experience Modes.
The shade organisation with new BMW Curved Display provides a digital
gateway into a electric age during BMW. Look and feel are clearly
shabby by a latest electronic inclination and have been made
deliberately reduction “automotive” in nature. In a arrangement itself, flat
layers yield substantial visible depth. Overall, a BMW Curved
Display and new arrangement proceed mix to yield a first-class
Three opposite Experience Modes capacitate users to try a various
facets of a electric expostulate complement and yield a demeanour brazen – in
terms of visuals during slightest – to a next-generation handling system
from 2021. The infrequently emphasised visible split between the
3 Experience Modes (“Core”, “Sport” and “Efficient”) spans
all from how a user practice a arrangement and graphics to
how a interior is presented. Ambient lighting in a dashboard,
doors and (indirectly) subsequent a arrangement prove a technical
adjustments holding place.
“Core” mode introduces a driver’s area to an updated interpretation
of a 4 “widgets” informed from a arrangement judgment of existing
models. Here, a graphics reprise a settlement above a atmosphere vents and
a Gold Bronze accent colour, consciously referencing a car’s
interior design. In a area where a executive arrangement used to be
positioned, a map and widgets now line adult alongside one another. The
user can navigate around a erratic widgets regulating a appropriate movement
and arrange them intuitively by drag-and-drop. This allows them to
adjust a arrangement to their personal preferences.
In “Sport” mode, a “widgets” come closer together and emanate a
focussed view. Sideways movements behind a zones are used to show
how parsimonious a subsequent dilemma is, facilitating anticipatory driving. This
form of calm arrangement also allows effective marginal viewing.
The right-hand area of a arrangement shows specific functions in a
identical proceed to BMW M’s path timer app.
“Efficient” mode debuts an “Assisted Driving View”, that shows the
motorist what a car’s sensors are detecting. This Experience Mode
opens adult deeper insights into a car’s technology, such as how it
communicates with a surroundings. In a BMW Concept i4, a focus
here is on anticipatory and fit driving, and pivotal information for
fit pushing is incorporated. The right-hand area of a display
shows additional automobile information, such as a assign turn and range.
The sound of a BMW Concept i4.
The BMW Concept i4 is not usually characterised by a individual
design, though also by a possess idealist and singular sound. It was
grown underneath a code name of BMW IconicSounds Electric by world
eminent composer Hans Zimmer together with BMW Sound Designer Renzo
Vitale. BMW IconicSounds Electric aims to emotionalise BMW’s electric
vehicles and make them heard regulating sold sound worlds. The
sound of a BMW Concept i4 achieves this to soundness – it combines
BMW’s past and future. It gives a motorist a feeling that there
are no boundary of expression. The sound is manifold, startling and
it provides a clarity of lightness and transparency. The sound worlds of
a BMW Concept i4 operation from a pushing sounds in “Core”
mode to a some-more heated and conspicuous sounds of “Sport”
mode. Also enclosed are a sounds of a doorway opening and the
The record as earmarked for a arriving BMW i4.
Fifth-generation BMW eDrive record is a defining underline of the
BMW i4 and therefore also of destiny electric mobility. The BMW iX3 due
to go into prolongation in 2020 will lead a proceed in a focus of
a new tech, that will be introduced in a array of electrically
powered BMW vehicles – such as a BMW iNEXT and BMW i4. The electric
motor, appetite electronics, charging territory and high-voltage battery using
fifth-generation BMW eDrive record are all-new developments
enabling a BMW Group to take another poignant step brazen in the
margin of electrified expostulate systems. The electric engine grown for
a BMW i4 generates limit outlay of adult to 390 kW/530 hp, which
ranks it alongside a tide BMW V8 explosion engine. Its
immediate appetite smoothness gives a BMW i4 standout performance
attributes and well-developed efficiency.
The fifth era of BMW eDrive also brings a newly designed
high-voltage battery with a really latest battery dungeon technology. The
chronicle of a battery grown for a BMW i4 impresses with its
intensely slim construction and optimised appetite density. It weighs
roughly 550 kilograms, has an appetite calm of around 80 kWh and
achieves an handling operation of adult to 600 km in a WLTP cycle.
All in all, fifth-generation BMW eDrive record sets new standards
in terms of appetite density, potency and operation in locally
Series prolongation of a new BMW i4.
Series prolongation of a new BMW i4 will start in 2021 during a BMW
Group’s categorical plant in Munich. This means that, in a future,
combustion-engined vehicles, plug-in variety and all-electric vehicles
will be made on a same public line in Munich.
Integrating a BMW i4 into a existent prolongation complement represents
a severe assign for Plant Munich. The physique judgment of a BMW i4
differs from a architectures of a automobile models constructed during the
plant to date due to a need to accommodate a high-voltage battery.
Approximately 90 per cent of a existent prolongation apparatus in the
physique emporium can be incorporated into a process, i.e. blending to
make of a i4. However, a remaining 10 per cent –
generally a machine concerned in building a back structure –
will need to be newly built.
A apart new square of apparatus will be propitious in a assembly
halls for designation of a high-voltage battery, as a battery
needs to be propitious in a automobile from below. A sold plea in
a conversion/installation routine are a swarming structures of the
public halls. Working within these parsimonious confines, aged machinery
will have to be private and new apparatus commissioned and brought on
tide within a six-week period. This requires long-term formulation and
The association is investing a sum of around 200 million euros in Plant
Munich to move array prolongation of a BMW i4 to fruition.