BMW i4 eDrive40

Battery Electric Vehicle

£53,480Price from

80.7 kWhUseable Battery

290 mi *Real Range

278 Wh/mi *Efficiency

Price from £53,480

Availability In production
Available since November 2021
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £646 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. Contract hire estimate by e-car lease t/a CarLease (UK) Ltd who are a credit broker not a lender. Offer based on a business contract hire usership agreement, 6+35 profile, 10,000 miles per annum, excluding optional maintenance package and subject to VAT. Prices subject to terms and conditions.

Real Range Estimation between 210 - 415 mi

City - Cold Weather * 275 mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 210 mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 240 mi
City - Mild Weather * 415 mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 270 mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 335 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. For 'Highway' figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, weather and route conditions.

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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 5.7 sec
Top Speed 118 mph
Electric Range * 290 mi
Total Power 250 kW (335 hp)
Total Torque 317 lb-ft
Drive Rear

Battery

Nominal Capacity 83.9 kWh
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Number of Cells No Data
Architecture 400 V
Useable Capacity 80.7 kWh
Cathode Material No Data
Pack Configuration No Data
Nominal Voltage 399 V

Charging

Charge Port Type 2
Port Location Right Side - Rear
Charge Power † 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->290 mi) † 8h45m
Charge Speed † 34 mph
Fastcharge Port CCS
FC Port Location Right Side - Rear
Fastcharge Power (max) 207 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (29->232 mi) 27 min
Fastcharge Speed 450 mph
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 13 hours and a charge speed of 23 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 290 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 278 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 145 mpg

WLTP Ratings (TEL)

Range * 366 mi
Rated Consumption * 259 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption * 220 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent * 156 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 183 mpg

WLTP Ratings (TEH)

Range 306 mi
Rated Consumption 307 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 263 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 132 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 154 mpg
TEL = Test Energy Low | TEH = Test Energy High
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
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.

Real Energy Consumption Estimation between 194 - 384 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather * 293 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 384 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 336 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather * 194 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 299 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 241 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. For 'Highway' figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Safety (Euro NCAP)

Safety Rating
Adult Occupant 87%
Child Occupant 87%
Rating Year 2022
Vulnerable Road Users 71%
Safety Assist 64%
For more details on the safety rating of this vehicle, visit euroncap.com

Dimensions and Weight

Length 4783 mm
Width 1852 mm
Width with mirrors 2073 mm
Height 1448 mm
Wheelbase 2856 mm
Weight Unladen (EU) 2125 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) 2605 kg
Max. Payload 555 kg
Cargo Volume 470 L
Cargo Volume Max 1290 L
Cargo Volume Frunk 0 L
Roof Load 75 kg
Tow Hitch Possible Yes
Towing Weight Unbraked 750 kg
Towing Weight Braked 1600 kg
Vertical Load Max 75 kg

Miscellaneous

Seats 5 people
Isofix Yes, 2 seats
Turning Circle 12.5 m
Platform BMW CLAR
Car Body Saloon
Segment Large Family Car
Roof Rails No
EV Dedicated Platform No

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2021-22

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from £53,425
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £534
BIK @ 20% £9 pcm
BIK @ 40% £18 pcm
BIK @ 45% £20 pcm

Financial Year 2022-23

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £53,425
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £1,069
BIK @ 20% £18 pcm
BIK @ 40% £36 pcm
BIK @ 45% £40 pcm

Financial Year 2023-24

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £53,425
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £1,069
BIK @ 20% £18 pcm
BIK @ 40% £36 pcm
BIK @ 45% £40 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

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 eDrive40. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 41h30m 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 25h45m 11 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 13 hours 22 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW 8h45m 33 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW † 8h45m 33 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 eDrive40.

  • 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 170 mph
CCS (150 kW DC) 150 kW 116 kW † 31 min 390 mph
CCS (300 kW DC) 207 kW † 131 kW † 27 min 450 mph
Charge Curve

Data made available by Fastned

This vehicle supports Autocharge

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

Autocharge: allows for a vehicle to initiate charging automatically on supported CCS charge points.

Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.

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All about the BMW i4 eDrive40

Pricing

The BMW i4 eDrive40 has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £52,575 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £53,480. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The BMW i4 eDrive40 is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the BMW i4 eDrive40 is 250 kW (335 hp). The maximum torque is 317 lb-ft. The BMW i4 eDrive40 is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.7 seconds. The top speed is 118 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the BMW i4 eDrive40 has a total capacity of 83.9 kWh. The usable capacity is 80.7 kWh. An estimated range of about 290 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.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 210 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 415 mi.

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 13 hours and a charge rate of 23 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 41 hours 30 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 207 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 131 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 200 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW i4 eDrive40 is about 278 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 145 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. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 384 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 194 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The BMW i4 eDrive40 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.

More information from BMW

The link below will open the page of the i4 on the official BMW site.

Go to the i4 on the official BMW website.