German carmaker BMW will launch its fully electric i4 sedan next month in India taking forward it’s aggressive strategy on electric vehicles in the country a senior company official said on Thursday . Last November, the company announced plans to launch three models of electric cars in India over a six-month period to speed up electric travel in the country and launch a fully electric SUV on the market.
The sedan is powered by an 83.9 kWh battery, which produces different power depending on the variant. The EDrive40 RVD generates 335 bits of power and offers a range of 493 km to 590 km (VLTP cycle), while the M50 AVD produces 536 bits and comes with an approved VLTP range of 416 km to 521 km. In addition, it supports various chargers from 11 kV to 200 kV.
Externally, the electric i4 is roughly similar to the 4 Series Gran Coupe. It has a high panel, BMW daytime running lights, full LED headlights, aero alloy wheels, L taillights and more importantly, a blue roofline that sets it apart from the rest.
Inside the sedan is a beautiful plate and a rectangular and curved block that has two screens. In addition, BMW will also offer a new 12.3-inch digital driver screen and a large 14.9-inch central data center with the latest iDrive 8 operating system, multi-zone climate control, loud sound system, wireless charger and multiple cushions. . In some international markets it is covered with Sensatec or Vernasca leather.
"So, the i4 started selling earlier this year all over the world. Now, the launch to India is happening on May 26," said BMW Group president and CEO India Vikram Pawah. He added: "We have promised to continue to produce great products, iX we started (in December at an introductory price of Rs 1.16 crore) and shipments start today and all have been sold out in advance."
Pawah said BMW India has received “great results” with the all -electric MINI luxury hatchback and delivery is already complete.
Commenting on the importance of BMW’s EV lineup in India, Pawah said: “The three products are very important because in hindsight, the iX is a full electric SAV (sports car).) First in our portfolio.. MINI is the only premium sedan, I would say, in the country in full electric form and the i4 will be the first premium (luxury) sedan in the country, which is fully electric. "
He said BMW is popular for sedans, adding: "We've shown the world how important the 3-Series is, and I think the i4 is also important to us."
Pawah, however, did not reveal further details about the i4 saying it will be distributed at the time of launch.
To speed up EV construction, BMW has said it will install fast chargers at all points in its retail network in 35 cities in India