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WORLD PREMIERE: The BMW Concept i4 Electric Gran Coupe

Finally stop but that is not final version yet…well BMW presented the Concept i4 Electric Gran Coupe.

Many will say they are late to game but I think they are trying to bring something nicer and better.

Being first does not always mean being best.

May be BMW does not want to play hard in electric game but will provide better alternatives on hydrogen…who knows….

[Read Here: Hydrogen BMW’s, where are they?]

So let’s get into some technical data:

BMW i4 Electric Gran Coupe Concept DriveTrain and Battery

This is fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology and bmw i4 generates maximum output of up to 390 kW/530 hp, which ranks it alongside a current BMW V8 combustion engine.

New high voltage battery with very slim construction means better energy density.

“It weighs roughly 550 kilograms, has an energy content of around 80 kWh and achieves an operating range of up to 600 km in the WLTP cycle.”

BMW i4 will be assembled in Munich and series production will begin in 2021.

The company is investing a total of around 200 million euros in Plant Munich to bring series production of the BMW i4 to fruition.

Watch BMW i4 photo-gallery below.

Source: press.bmwgroup.com

bmw vs tesla

If to compare at the moment of writing this what has bmw to offer to beat tesla model s p100d?

Let’s take main differences:

According to Tesla model S offers a range of: 370 miles (EPA est.)

Tesla offers 4 years guarantee for basic vehicle and 8 years for battery and powetrain

So if you want to go electric and save the planet looks like you have no other choice than Tesla. I am not talking about small range vehicles here.

Tesla is on the market for some time already and Bmw has nothing similar besides i3 which is not in this class.

What were Germans doing all these years? Or they have a secret plan? 🙂 Let Tesla promote e-vehicles and we will come later ready to sell…

What do you think?