A brand new base mannequin for the BMW i4 vary is coming to the US within the first quarter of 2023. When it does attain showrooms, the 2023 BMW i4 eDrive35 will begin at $52,395 with vacation spot, BMW confirmed Monday in a press launch.
The only-motor rear-wheel drive eDrive35 shall be positioned beneath the present eDrive40 (additionally with a single motor and rear-wheel drive) and dual-motor all-wheel drive M50 fashions, and its base value is $4,000 lower than the 2022 i4 eDrive40. Not surprisingly, that decrease base value buys a smaller battery pack and fewer energy.
2023 BMW i4 eDrive35
The brand new mannequin will get a battery pack with 70.2 kwh gross and 66 kwh usable capability, down from the 83.9 kwh gross and 81.5 kwh usable capability of the opposite i4 fashions. It will possibly DC fast-charge at as much as 180 kw, taking the battery from 10% to 80% in 32 minutes, in response to BMW.
With the usual 18-inch “aero” wheels, BMW estimates 260 miles of vary, lower than the utmost vary scores of 301 miles and 270 miles for the eDrive40 and M50, respectively. It is price noting that vary scores for each the eDrive40 and M50 drop considerably with bigger optionally available wheels, in order that is also the case for the eDrive35.
BMW quoted a preliminary output of 281 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, together with a 5.8-second 0-60 mph time. That is down from the 335 hp and 317 lb-ft produced by the eDrive40’s single motor, which will get that mannequin from 0-60 mph in a claimed 5.5 seconds.
2023 BMW i4 eDrive35
The i4 eDrive35’s pricing compares favorably with potential rivals. The only-motor Polestar 2, for instance, is as much as practically $50,000 for 2023.
The present base value for the Tesla Mannequin 3 is $48,190, the place it has been since March. And that is for the bottom lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery pack, which affords a 267-mile vary practically similar to BMW’s estimate for the eDrive35. As we have famous, though the i4 may be very shut in measurement to the Mannequin 3, its roofline is extra limiting on inside area in again.
Some may additionally see the Genesis GV60 as a rival to the i4—in that they each really feel a bit like indulgent coupes, albeit with 4 doorways. However the GV60 has a considerably taller crossover profile.