BMW Just Made The All-Electric i4 More Affordable

BMW Just Made The All-Electric i4 More Affordable



Under the floor sits a 70.2 kWh battery pack (gross) with a 66 kWh usable capacity that’s smaller than the 81.5 kWh pack used in the more expensive i4 variants. Since it has a smaller capacity, the eDrive35 has a lower range of 260 miles, says BMW, using the EPA’s test procedure standards. Incidentally, that’s only seven miles fewer than the entry-level Tesla will manage from its 60 kWh battery. The eDrive35 charges at up to 180 kW (compared to 200 kW in the upper trims), meaning it should go from 10% to 80% battery in around 32 minutes.Just because the battery is smaller doesn’t mean the eDrive35 skimps on features. It includes iDrive8 with a 12.3-inch gauge cluster and 14.9-inch touchscreen display. In fact, this more affordable model has the same standard and optional features and equipment as the eDrive40.