BMW Confirms i Vision Dynamics Will Become 373-Mile Electric i4

MAR 6 2018 BY ANTHONY KARR 10

BMW iVision Dynamics

The vehicle will be manufactured in Munich.

Last year, during the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Bayerische Motoren Werke, or Bavarian Motor Works, promised the i Vision Dynamics concept will eventually morph into a production electric vehicle. Now, half a year later, the automaker has officially confirmed a third member of the i lineup is coming.

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BMW i Vision Dynamics

In an otherwise boring press release talking about BMW’s CO2 emissions over the years, the Germans briefly mention the new i4 will be produced in Munich. It will be part of the company’s major push towards electrification, which includes no less than 25 electrified vehicles in the next seven years.

BMW i Vision Dynamics

“By 2025, our global vehicle portfolio will include 25 fully- or part-electric models,” Harald Kruger, Chairman of the Board of Management at BMW, commented. “At last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, we unveiled our take on the future of e‑mobility with the BMW iVision Dynamics. This vehicle will become reality: we will build it in Munich – as the BMW i4.”

The i Vision Dynamics uses an advanced electric system, which provides a 0 to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration in four seconds. Top speed is 120 mph (200 kph) and, at a single charge, the electric vehicle can travel up to 373 miles (600 kilometers). If these numbers are anything to go by, the production i4 will be a worthy Tesla Model S competitor.

In addition to announcing the new i4, BMW has also revealed its average level of CO2 emissions for new vehicles sold in Europe has fallen by more than 42 percent in the last 23 years. The brand from Bavaria is also happy to remind us that it has delivered more than 100,000 electrified cars last year, which gives it three times larger market share in the EV segment than its share of the conventional vehicle market.

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Press blast below:

Munich. The BMW Group has reduced CO2 emissions from its new car fleet in Europe (EU 28) to 122 grams/kilometre. Compared to 2016, this marks a reduction of a further 2 gram/kilometre (2016: 124g/km). The BMW Group has been reducing CO2 emissions from its EU fleet for years: since 1995, the average CO2 emissions for new BMW Group vehicles sold in Europe has fallen by more than 42%. 

“This development clearly shows that our e-mobility strategy is successful. We are adding more electric drives to our vehicle fleet, while also working on fuel-saving technologies for our conventional drives,” said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. 

In 2017, the BMW Group sold more than 100,000 electrified vehicles. Last year, the BMW Group accounted for more newly registered electrified vehicles (all-electric + plug-in hybrid) than any other manufacturer in Europe, with a share of 21 percent. In the electrified vehicle segment, the BMW Group’s market share is already three times larger than its share of the conventional vehicle market. 

“By 2025, our global vehicle portfolio will include 25 fully- or part-electric models. At last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, we unveiled our take on the future of e‑mobility with the BMW iVision Dynamics. This vehicle will become reality: we will build it in Munich – as the BMW i4,” Krüger added.

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10 Comments on "BMW Confirms i Vision Dynamics Will Become 373-Mile Electric i4"

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ElectricCarFan

Too bad nothing on official launch or delivery dates got mentioned!

Alaa

2025!

John Doe

I heard the i4 would be released sometime in 2020. At the same time, or before the i3 gets a small facelift with battery upgrade. This is rumours only, and they came from a Norwegian car magazine reporter, and not from the manufacturers.
If that is tru, they have to announce it pretty quick, to have time for tooling, set up a production line, testing and more testing.
On the other hand, it too a long time from the i3, to this. They should have an even larger vehicle for sale too..

Hans Blix

BMW CEO has confirmed this. The date is quite vague though.. It will be available «at the beginning of next decade».

WARREN

I think the electric X3 will be out sooner. I would definitely consider one of those as the new X3 is already a very nice vehicle.

Aradara

I really hope they change the hideous blind-rat-pig snout of this car before they put it into production. This looks to be their promised Model 3 competitor as I highly doubt they have actually designed the next gen BMW 3-series to be electric.

Bens

BMW already announced that their future platforms will be able to fit ICE, hybrids and BEV powertrains. This car will most probably be on the same platform as the upcoming 3 series.

stimpy

I’m very interested in whatever this car becomes, but I have feeling even when it comes out in the US I’ll still be asking “where are I supposed to charge it on a trip?”

The fact there’s a somewhat decent and growing public CCS charging network in Germany isn’t going to help sell cars in the US.

stimpy

I have used the CCS charging network in the US, and in most areas of the country it’s a dumpster fire, if it exists at all.

antrik

How will this be a “worthy Model S competitor”? Both the size and the performance numbers rather suggest Model 3 class — and not even the performance version…

(The range might be somewhat better, if the claimed 600 km are on WLTP cycle, and Tesla doesn’t increase theirs by the time this comes out… But I wouldn’t count on either.)