BMW i4 review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Introduction

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Introduction

What Car? says...

Thinking about going electric but don’t want to shout it from the rooftops? Well, the BMW i4 could be the car for you.

While BMW’s first electric car, the outlandish-looking BMW i3, was designed from the ground up to run on electricity, the i4 looks like what it essentially is: an electric version of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.

Both i4 models use a sizeable 83.9kWh lithium-ion battery pack that BMW has somehow managed to shoehorn under the floor. Not that you can tell it’s packing such impressive electric tech from the outside – aside from a solid plastic grille, aerodynamic alloy wheels and a smattering of blue highlights, there isn’t much to mark the i4 out as an EV.

The M50 version is distinguished by performance-inspired design cues similar to BMW’s ICE performance cars, including extra air intakes for the brakes, a subtle rear spoiler and what BMW calls ‘exhaust tailpipes’. 

​​Stay with us over the next few pages of this review and we’ll delve even deeper into the details of the BMW i4, helping you decide whether you should consider buying one.

We'll cover the i4's performance, interior quality, electric range, runnings and more. We'll also let you know how it compares with its rival cars in the large electric category.

When you've decided which make and model of car you're going to buy, you could put one on your driveway for thousands of pounds less by searching the best prices on our free What Car? New Car Buying service.

At a glance
New car deals
Target Price from £51,905
or from £588pm
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Leasing deals
From £580pm
RRP price range £51,905 - £63,905
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)2
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)electric
Available doors options 5
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £104 / £128
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £207 / £255
Available colours