For the American market, BMW has unveiled the i4 eDrive35, a new entry-level, single-motor version of the brand's all-electric car with a smaller battery and a lower price.
The new variant has just one electric motor but uses the same Gen5 eDrive powertrain as the rest of the i4 model series. With 281 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, it can accelerate to 96 km/h in 5.8 seconds.
The manufacturer estimates a maximum range of 418 kilometers for the i4 eDrive35. That has a lower range than the i4 eDrive40, which has a range of up to 484 km, and the i4 M50, which has a range of up to 434 km.
Along with the i4 eDrive40 and the i4 M50, the i4 eDrive35 is the newest model in the BMW portfolio. The new model receives a small 66 kWh net battery pack, compared to the last two models' 81.5 kWh battery pack.
The new model can still use DC fast charging, at a rate of up to 180 kW, despite having a smaller battery. That implies that owners can anticipate a 32-minute charge cycle from 10 to 80 percent.
A 12.3-inch infotainment screen will be combined with a 14.9-inch instrument display within the cabin thanks to BMW's striking curved display. Meanwhile, both the standard and available features will be the same as those found in the i4 eDrive40.
At BMW's Munich facility, production of the new i4 eDrive35 will start in the fourth quarter of 2022. The initial shipments are anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2023 in the United States. Prices for the new model begin at $52,395 while those for the i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 begin at $56,395 and $66,895 respectively.