BMW I4 price will be cheaper with the i4 eDrive35 version

BMW I4 price will be cheaper with the i4 eDrive35 version

The BMW i4 electric sedan is not immune to the upward price movement in the automotive industry

In its second year of launch, the 2023 eDrive40 single-engine rear-wheel drive version (335 hp, maximum range 484 km) will rise to $61,390, an increase of $6,400 over the 2022 model. With two motors and four-wheel drive (536hp, up to 435km), the i4 M50 xDrive jumped from $3,000 to $75,990. Don’t forget that shipping and setup cost $2995.
The better news for those on a tighter budget is that BMW is adding an entry-level version called the BMW I4 eDrive35. This one is offered at the same base MSRP as the outgoing i4 eDrive40, which is $54,990. In addition, it qualifies for both the federal rebate of $5,000 and the Quebec rebate of $7,000.

Here too, a single engine is on the program, and it channels its power exclusively to the rear wheels. We’re talking about 281 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque – figures slightly lower than a BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid. Acceleration from 1 to 100 km/h takes six seconds, according to BMW.

The battery that powers the BMW I4 eDrive35 is also smaller. Instead of 83.9 kWh, its capacity is reduced to 70.2 kWh, of which 66 kWh is usable. It can draw up to 180 kW from a direct current fast terminal or 11 kW from a level 2 alternating current terminal. With the first option, 32 minutes are enough to recharge the battery from 10 to 80%. As for the available autonomy, it is estimated by BMW at 418 km, identical to the Polestar 2 2023 with all-wheel drive.

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For the rest, the design and the cabin are essentially identical. In the second, we find the new curved interface with BMW’s iDrive 8 infotainment system.

Production of the 2023 BMW i4 eDrive35 will begin in November, with deliveries in Canada over the winter.