BMW has officially announced US pricing for its hotly anticipated “entry-level” electric sports sedan – and it’s less than you think!
We won’t keep you in suspense. The i4 eDrive35 will have a base $51,400 plus a $995 destination charge for a total price of $52,395 (“plus plus plus,” as they say). And, while that MSRP might seem like it’s well outside the real of affordability, consider that the average transaction price for all new cars in the US is $47,148 in the most recent calculations – which means that the $43,900 i4 (including the $7500 Federal EV tax credit, but not including state and local utility incentives) is actually several thousand dollars below average. (!)
The new BMW i4 eDrive35 gets a smaller, 70.2 kWh battery pack (good for 260 miles of range), and “just” 281 horsepower and 295 pound-foot from a single electric motor that gets the car from 0-60 MPH in 5.8 seconds.
Charging the i4 eDrive35 takes a few minutes longer than the existing eDrive40 and M50 versions of the car, both of which use that larger, 83.9 kWh battery pack that can be charged at to 200 kW. In comparison, the eDrive35 can “only” charge at 180 kW, which would allow it to go from 10 to 80 percent charge in about 32 minutes, according to BMW.
Take a look at the car for yourself, below, then let us know if you think this ultimate driving machine has the goods to sway any Tesla Model 3 or Mercedes EQE shoppers who might still be on the fence, in the comments.
2023 BMW i4 iDrive35
SOURCE | IMAGES: BMW, VIA INSIDE EVS.