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2024 BMW i4 and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé LCI Revealed

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Technology and design update for the all-electric BMW i4 and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé. Pioneers in the field of locally emission-free driving pleasure and progressive aesthetics in the premium midsize segment now have even greater appeal. Premiere of a new BMW i4 variant with electric all-wheel drive. All combustion-engined variants of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé now link up as standard with the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. Precise modifications for the exterior and interior. Upgraded BMW iDrive with QuickSelect and additional digital services.
Most successful body variant of the BMW 4 Series range brings new features enhancing sense of sporting elegance. Interior has premium ambience with renewed sophistication; additions to standard equipment, newly structured options list.

BMW i4 and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé are trailblazers for BMW’s flexible drive system architecture. Production of all model variants will take place at BMW Group Plant Munich. Worldwide market launch of the new models gets underway in July 2024. The most important sales markets are the USA, Germany, Great Britain and China.
Front view has increased presence thanks to a newly designed BMW kidney grille with a surface that is half enclosed (BMW i4) / has a mesh structure. Grille surround in matt chrome as standard or Black high-gloss as an option.

Strikingly designed headlights with a new structure for the LED units. Vertical light sources for the side light, daytime driving light and turn signal indicator functions. New Welcome Light Animation in cars with the optional Comfort Access. Adaptive LED Headlights with non-dazzling matrix high beam, urban lights and exclusive Laserlight rear lights in the style of the BMW M4 CSL can be specified as an option.

2024 BMW i4 and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé LCI Revealed

Optional M Sport package and M Performance models with M-specific design features. M Sport package now with rear diffuser element in Black high-gloss and exhaust tailpipes now with larger, 100-millimetre diameter. M Sport package Pro and M Carbon exterior package available ex factory; model-specific BMW M Performance Parts can be specified from the Original BMW Accessories range.
New Cape York metallic and Fire Red metallic added to the range of exterior paint finishes. Extensive selection of BMW Individual paint finishes and BMW Individual special paint finishes. Additional scope for individualisation thanks to new 19-inch M aerodynamic wheels and 20-inch BMW Individual aerodynamic wheels in double-spoke design.
Progressive and sporty interior with BMW Curved Display and newly designed steering wheels. Two-spoke steering wheel with polygonal rim and illuminated multifunction buttons as standard. Optional M leather steering wheel in three-spoke design with a flat-bottomed rim and a discreet centre marking in the 12 o’clock position or with a red centre marker and decorative stitching in BMW M colours for the M Performance models. Combustion-engined models now have gearshift paddles on the steering wheel as standard.

Sport seats in Sensatec perforated are standard. Black seat surfaces in new M Performtex are part of the M Sport package or come as standard in the M Performance models. Optional Vernasca leather upholstery with decorative quilting now also offered in the new bi-colour variant Black/Red. BMW Individual Merino leather trim in three colours can also be specified as an option.
Instrument panel with reduced number of buttons and controls due to consistent digitalisation. The ventilation and climate control functions and optional seat and steering wheel heating can now be operated by touch via the control display, by voice command and – in the case of the ventilation – using the new adjustment controls for the air vents.

New interior trim elements in Dark Graphite matt are standard. Optional M Sport package includes interior strips in Aluminium Rhombicle Anthracite.
Additions to standard specification for the new BMW i4 and new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé also include ambient lighting – with additional contour lighting integrated around the new central seam vents – and the interior and exterior mirror package. Optional instrument panel Luxury in Sensatec with a further refined surface structure. Also new: CraftedClarity glass applications for selected controls.
Four-door coupé vehicle concept offers a consistent balance of practicality, everyday usability and long-distance capability – with either an electric or a conventional drive system. Five seats and a large, high-opening boot lid; boot capacity of all variants of the BMW i4 and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé can be expanded from 470 litres to a maximum 1,290 litres.
Fully electric BMW i4 now available in four model variants. New BMW i4 xDrive40 with electric all-wheel drive, maximum system output of 295 kW/401 hp and a range of 444 – 548 kilometres (276 – 341 miles) in the WLTP cycle. Also in the line-up: the range-topping BMW i4 M50 xDrive, the BMW i4 eDrive40 and the BMW i4 eDrive35.

Combined Charging Unit for the BMW i4 enables AC charging at a maximum rate of 11 kW and DC charging at up to 205 kW (BMW i4 eDrive35: 180 kW). All variants of the BMW i4 now suitable for Connected Home Charging in the initial group of pilot markets: solar-optimised and load-optimised charging are possible, likewise (as the scheme expands further) cost-optimised charging using a dynamic electricity tariff. Plug & Charge Multi Contract enables convenient charging mid-journey.

New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé available with a variety of engines. Range includes the 275 kW/374 hp six-cylinder in-line petrol engine in the BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupé, plus two four-cylinder petrol engines, a six-cylinder in-line diesel unit and a four-cylinder diesel. The six-cylinder in-line engines and the four-cylinder diesel unit have 48V mild hybrid technology. Eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission standard for all engine variants. Engine power is transferred to the road either via classical rear-wheel drive or the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system, depending on the model.
New BMW i4 and new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé display the brand’s familiar sporty handling and well resolved driving characteristics at all times thanks to model-specific tuning for the chassis technology. Electromechanical steering with Servotronic function, an integrated braking system and near-actuator wheel slip limitation all come as standard. M Sport suspension, adaptive M suspension with variable sport steering and M Sport brakes can be added to models equipped with the M Sport package. BMW i4 is equipped as standard with rear air suspension.

Extensive selection of assistance systems for safe and comfortable driving and parking. Standard equipment includes Speed Limit Info, front collision warning, Parking Assistant, Reversing Assist Camera and the Reversing Assistant. Driving Assistant Professional with Steering and Lane Control Assistant and Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function, plus Parking Assistant Plus available as options.
Standard equipment for the new BMW i4 and new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé includes BMW iDrive with QuickSelect based on BMW Operating System 8.5. Intuitive and user-friendly operation via touch on the control display and natural language. New home screen with vertically arranged function symbols on a single level. QuickSelect rapid access enables direct selection of functions without having to enter submenus. Menu bar at the lower edge of the control display now also allows direct access to climate control functions.

2024 BMW i4 and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé LCI Revealed

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant now offers additional languages and new graphics.
Standard BMW Live Cockpit Plus with cloud-based BMW Maps navigation system. Optimised and precise charging-optimised route guidance for the BMW i4 is unique in this segment. Optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional additionally includes the BMW Head-Up Display and Augmented View on the control display or instrument cluster.

Simplified initial sign-in in the vehicle and synchronisation with the BMW ID by scanning a QR code with a smartphone. My BMW App enables overview of the vehicle status and various remote functions. It is also possible to control the charging process and pre-conditioning for the BMW i4 via the My BMW App.

2024 BMW i4 and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé LCI Revealed

Personal eSIM can be activated in the vehicle. Optimised connectivity using the 5G mobile communications standard. Parking fees and fuel bills can be paid digitally from the vehicle.

Model variants:

The new BMW i4:

BMW i4 eDrive35:
Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, electric motor at the rear axle.
System output: 210 kW/286 hp at 6,000 rpm.
Max. system torque: 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at 0 – 4,500 rpm.
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph): 6.0 seconds.
Electric power consumption combined in WLTP cycle: 19.3 – 15.1 kWh/ 100 km*.
Range: 386 – 500 km (240 – 311 miles)* in WLTP cycle.
CO2 class(es): A.

BMW i4 eDrive40:
Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, electric motor at the rear axle.
System output: 250 kW/340 hp at 8,000 rpm.
Max. system torque: 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) at 0 – 5,000 rpm.
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph): 5.6 seconds.
Electric power consumption combined in WLTP cycle: 19.4 – 15.4 kWh/ 100 km*.
Range: 468 – 600 km (291 – 373 miles)* in WLTP cycle.
CO2 class(es): A.

BMW i4 xDrive40:
Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, one electric motor at the front axle and one at the rear axle, electric BMW xDrive all-wheel drive.
System output: 295 kW/401 hp at 8,000 rpm.
Max. system torque: 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) at 0 – 5,000 rpm.
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph): 5.1 seconds.
Electric power consumption combined in WLTP cycle: 20.5 – 16.6 kWh/ 100 km*.
Range: 444 – 548 km (276 – 341 miles)* in WLTP cycle.
CO2 class(es): A.

BMW i4 M50 xDrive:
Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, one electric motor at the front axle and one at the rear axle, electric BMW xDrive all-wheel drive.
System output: 400 kW/544 hp.
Max. system torque: 795 Nm (586 lb-ft).
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph): 3.9 seconds.
Electric power consumption combined in WLTP cycle: 22.0 – 17.5 kWh/ 100 km*.
Range: 413 – 522 km (257 – 324 miles)* in WLTP cycle.
CO2 class(es): A.

Mohit Soni
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