£55,000 *Price from
80.0 kWh *Useable Battery
275 mi *Real Range
290 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is a conceptSpecifications with an * are estimates.
Price from * £55,000
|Introduced at||Geneva 2020|
|Expected from *||September 2021|
Lease (BCH) from * £700 pcm
|Annual VED *||£0|
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph *||4.0 sec|
|Top Speed *||124 mph|
|Electric Range *||275 mi|
|Total Power||390 kW (523 hp)|
|Total Torque||No Data|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||80.0 kWh|
|Charge Port *||Type 2|
|Charge Power † *||11 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->275 mi) † *||8h45m|
|Charge Speed † *||32 mph|
|Battery Useable*||80.0 kWh|
|Fastcharge Port *||CCS|
|Fastcharge Power (max) *||150 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (28->220 mi) *||29 min|
|Fastcharge Speed *||390 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||275 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||290 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||139 mpg|
|Range *||373 mi|
|Rated Consumption *||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption *||210 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent *||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||189 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Dimensions and Weight
|Length *||4650 mm|
|Width *||1850 mm|
|Width with mirrors *||No Data|
|Height *||1400 mm|
|Weight Unladen (EU) *||1900 kg|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR)||No Data|
|Max. Payload||No Data|
|Cargo Volume||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Frunk||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Tow Hitch Possible||No Data|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Vertical Load Max||No Data|
|Turning Circle||No Data|
|Segment||Large Family Car|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
|EV Dedicated Platform||No Data|
Company Car Tax Indication
Financial Year 2021-22
|BIK Tax Rate||1%|
|P11D Value from *||£54,945|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£549|
|BIK @ 20% *||£9 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£18 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£21 pcm|
Financial Year 2022-23
|BIK Tax Rate||2%|
|P11D Value from *||£54,945|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£1,099|
|BIK @ 20% *||£18 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£37 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£41 pcm|
Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the BMW i4. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
NOTE: BMW has not released details about the on-board charger of the i4. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||41 hours||7 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||25h30m||11 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||12h45m||22 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW||8h45m||31 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW †||8h45m||31 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the BMW i4.
BMW has not released details about rapid charging the i4. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.
- Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
- Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||50 kW||71 min||160 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||100 kW||90 kW †||39 min||290 mph|
|CCS (150 kW DC)||150 kW||120 kW †||29 min||390 mph|
† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle
Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.
All about the BMW i4
This electric vehicle is a concept: data marked with * are estimates and other data might not be officially confirmed. The text below is written as if the BMW i4 would be available today. Please note that data for the final production version might differ significantly from the concept. The purpose of listing this concept vehicle is to give an insight in upcoming vehicles and EV trends.
The BMW i4 has an estimated On The Road Price (OTR) of £55,000. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.
Drivetrain and Performance
The BMW i4 is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the BMW i4 is 390 kW (523 hp). The maximum torque is . The BMW i4 is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 4.0 seconds. The estimated top speed is 124 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the BMW i4 has an estimated total capacity of 80 kWh. The usable capacity is 80 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 275 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 8 hours 45 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 12 hours 45 minutes and a charge rate of 22 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 41 hours.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 150 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 120 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 190 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW i4 is about 290 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 139 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
The BMW i4 emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.