Munich. The heart of a BMW code beats in the
reward shred of a mid-range category. Along with a BMW 4 Series
Coupé, BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé models, it
is a BMW 3 Series that brings out a qualities that are pivotal to
hallmark code pushing pleasure in a quite strong form.
Now BMW is transferring a brand’s evil core facilities to
a age of electric mobility – a executive purpose in building the
BMW i4. The BMW Group’s initial quite electrically powered indication for
a reward mid-range combines pushing dynamics, sporty and elegant
design, reward peculiarity and a atmospheric comfort and functionality of
a four-door Gran Coupé with locally emissions-free mobility. This
heralds a new epoch of pushing pleasure.
The destiny of electric mobility will be done by fifth-generation
BMW eDrive technology, for that a BMW iX3 – to be constructed from
2020 onwards – will act as a pioneer, followed by a BMW iNEXT and
a BMW i4. With fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, that also
includes a latest innovations in a margin of battery cells, a BMW
i4 sets new standards in sporty performance, achieving a operation of some
The growth of a BMW i4 is partial of a extensive product
descent by a BMW Group in a margin of models with electrified
drive. The association now has a biggest operation of all-electric and
plug-in hybrid models within a rival field. By 2023, a BMW
Group will have 25 models with electrified expostulate in a program. With
a indication portfolio that includes fit explosion engines as well
as complicated plug-in hybrid and quite electric drive, a BMW Group as a
globally handling association is holding into comment a varying
mandate and preferences of a business in opposite regions of
a world. Irrespective of a form of expostulate selected, all stream and
destiny models underline hallmark code pushing pleasure as partial of their
Fifth-generation BMW eDrive record for optimised dynamics,
potency and range.
The expostulate record of a BMW i4 sets new standards in terms of
appetite density, potency and operation in locally emissions-free driving.
The electric motor, appetite electronics, charging section and high-voltage
battery have been wholly newly developed. Together they form a BMW
eDrive record of a fifth generation, with that a BMW Group
has done serve poignant advancements in a margin of electrified
drive. From 2020 onwards, fifth-generation BMW eDrive record will
be introduced initial in a BMW iX3 and afterwards in a BMW iNEXT and BMW
i4. The electric engine grown for a BMW i4 delivers a maximum
outlay of around 390 kW/530 hp, reaching a turn of a V8 engine in
stream BMW models propitious with a explosion engine. Its spontaneous
appetite smoothness gives a BMW i4 superb performance
characteristics and unusually high efficiency.
The fifth era of BMW eDrive also includes a newly designed
high-voltage battery featuring a latest battery dungeon technology. The
pattern of a high-voltage battery grown for a BMW i4 is
characterised by a intensely prosaic pattern and optimised energy
density. With a weight of some 550 kilograms, it has an appetite content
of around 80 kWh. This gives a BMW i4 a operation of approximately 600 kilometres.
Gran Coupé with evil pattern and opening features.
The all-electric BMW i4 will be constructed from 2021 onwards and
subsequently launched on a tellurian automotive markets. The new model
will be done during a company’s categorical plant in Munich, where
other vehicles constructed embody a BMW 3 Series Sedan with
required explosion engine and plug-in hybrid drive, a BMW 3
Series Touring with required expostulate and from summer 2020 also with
plug-in hybrid drive, a BMW 4 Series Coupé and a BMW M4 Coupé
(fuel expenditure combined: 10.0 – 9.3 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 227 – 213 g/km). In serve to a sporty,
superb pattern that is standard of a 4-door coupé of a brand, a BMW
i4 is characterised by considerable opening features. The BMW i
brand’s initial Gran Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in around
4.0 seconds, achieving a tip speed of some-more than 200 km/h.
A stretchable car architecture, a flat, low-positioned
high-voltage battery and a compress expostulate record emanate a high
grade of leisure in realising a model-specific design. The BMW i4
combines a evil proportions of a 4-door coupé with the
standard pattern facilities of a BMW i model. Dynamically stretched lines
and a accurate aspect pattern go palm in palm with aerodynamically
optimised extraneous facilities as good as sustainability accentuations
that are specific to BMW i. High entrance and exit comfort for a rear
passengers and a spacious, non-static interior safeguard high suitability
for both day-to-day trips and long-distance travel. As such, a BMW
i4 can be clearly identified as a BMW Gran Coupé – and equally clearly
as an electrically powered vehicle.
Modular, stretchable expostulate and battery storage technology.
The electric expostulate member of a BMW i4, a charging section and
high-voltage battery are all grown in-house by a BMW Group.
Production is carried out in-house or according to BMW Group
specifications. Here, a knowledge gained from growth of the
prior generations of BMW eDrive record is consistently tapped
into with a aim of optimising all components on an ongoing basis.
The BMW Group’s extensive imagination in a margin of electrified
expostulate systems forms a basement for a scalable modular complement whose
components can be integrated into opposite car concepts with
good flexibility. Fifth-generation BMW eDrive record comprises a
rarely integrated expostulate complement in that a electric motor,
delivery and appetite wiring are accommodated in a single
housing. This expostulate complement is concordant with all car concepts and
will be permitted for opposite models in a operation of outlay levels.
The rarely integrated pattern of a complement allows a significant
boost in appetite firmness as good as a rebate in weight and
production effort. Production of future-generation electric motors
will no longer need materials categorised as singular earths.
The subsequent era charging section is characterised by a uniform
package suitable for all destiny car architectures. It can be used
in plug-in hybrid models as good as in quite electrically powered
vehicles and is designed for a charging ability of adult to 150 kW. This
allows a high-voltage battery of a BMW i4 to be charged to around
80 per cent of a full appetite calm in around 35 minutes. This
formula in a charging time of around 6 mins for a operation of 100 kilometres.
In a margin of high-voltage batteries, too, a advancements
introduced with a fifth era of BMW eDrive record are
formed on a BMW Group’s in-depth imagination and years of experience.
The association has an unusually high turn of imagination both in the
margin of battery dungeon record and in a make of
model-specific high-voltage batteries. This lays a substructure for
continual optimisation of a batteries – both in destiny plug-in
hybrid models and in quite electrically powered vehicles. The BMW
Group has been production modules and model-specific high-voltage
batteries for vehicles with electrified expostulate systems given 2013. An
exclusively grown modular complement with a stretchable arrangement of
a modules enables formation of batteries grown in-house into
several car concepts. Consistent ongoing growth work is
dedicated to optimising a simple characteristics of a battery cells
as good as a structure of a modules and their arrangement in the
sold model-specific storage unit. For example, a batteries
used in a BMW i4 and other destiny electric vehicles have a higher
series of cells per module, a reduced series of components, a more
compress pattern and increasing coherence with courtesy to their geometry.
With a investiture of a Battery Cell Competence Centre in
Munich, a BMW Group has serve stretched a investigate and
growth imagination in this area, that is essential to a destiny of
electromobility. The concentration is on elemental investigate in areas where
there is an impact on customer-related factors such as appetite density,
permitted rise output, use life, safety, charging
characteristics, response during opposite temperatures and manufacturing
costs. At a new Battery Cell Competence Centre, investigate is being
conducted in sold into a intensity for serve optimisation of
dungeon chemistry and dungeon design. The preference and combination of
materials for a anode, cathode, electrolyte and separator as good as
a format of a battery cells done of these materials will have a
pivotal impact on a peculiarity of high-voltage batteries used in future
models with electrified propulsion.