THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BMW CONCEPT i4.
Explore design, dynamics, range and innovative features.
THE EXTERIOR OF THE BMW CONCEPT i4.
Electrifying in every respect.
In the design of the BMW Concept i4, electromobility meets aesthetics, dynamics and sustainability. At the same time, the modern and elegant exterior presents an exciting contrast to the extremely dynamic driving experience. The perfectly balanced Gran Coupé proportions form an authentic and self-confident appearance: a long wheelbase, a fastback-style roofline and short overhangs create a basic profile rich in athleticism and elegance. As a result, the BMW Concept i4 provides a truly electrifying look ahead to the BMW i4 as a series production vehicle and the electric age of the BMW Gran Coupé.
THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE BMW CONCEPT i4.
Innovation meets minimalism.
The spacious interior of the BMW Concept i4 is bright and radiates modern elegance. In the front section with the new Curved Display everything concentrates on the driver. Around the cockpit, the interior has a pared-back styling. The conscious restraint in the arrangement of controls creates a modern yet simultaneously luxurious ambience. Underpinning the high-class character of the interior are accent trims in warm gold-bronze blending to chrome and controls exclusively finished in glass crystal. The overall result is a clearly structured interior which creates a bright, modern and airy effect, which optimally expresses the calm and authority of the electric drive.
THE DRIVING DYNAMICS AND RANGE OF THE BMW CONCEPT i4.
Dynamic athlete with long-distance qualities.
Equipped with fifth generation BMW eDrive technology, the BMW Concept i4 achieves breathtaking driving performances. The electric motor specially developed for the BMW i4 generates a maximum output of up to 390 kW (530 hp), thus achieving the level of a V8 power unit in current BMW models with a combustion engine. Highly dynamically the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, with a top speed in excess of 200 km/h. Alongside its sporty genes, the BMW Concept i4 also possesses long-distance qualities: the efficient drive concept permits a range of up to 600 kilometres.
THE INNOVATIVE OPERATING SYSTEM OF THE BMW CONCEPT i4.
A new focus on the driver.
For the very first time, the BMW Concept i4 displays the iconic Curved Display, in which an unbroken screen grouping combines the presentation surfaces for information display and Control Display into a single unit angled towards the driver. The ergonomically optimised Curved Display, which is to be included in the future production versions for the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT, places the focus on the driver and facilitates touch control – and at the same time gives the cockpit a very modern look. The contents on the Curved Screen add a digital face to the electric age at BMW and offer a look ahead to the next generation of the BMW operating system to feature in vehicles as from 2021.
Domagoj Dukec, Head of BMW Design„ The design of the BMW Concept i4 inspires with its fantastic proportions, expressive character and, of course, great attention to detail. “
DESIGN OF THE BMW CONCEPT i4.
Electrifying aesthetics of a new generation.
THE DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BMW CONCEPT i4.
The large closed-off double kidney grille and two intricate freestanding LED elements on either side give the front of the BMW Concept i4 a distinctive face. Regardless of which perspective you choose, blue stylistic elements all around the four-door Gran Coupé reference the electric genes and testify to membership of the BMW i family. The rear of the BMW Concept i4 sits low over the road and cuts a broad horizontally emphasised figure. Slim L-shaped rear lights continue the theme to create an authoritative final appearance of calmness and modernity. Numerous aerodynamic measures such as the diffuser elements in the rear and the exclusively styled wheels not only optimise drag resistance but simultaneously underline the overall dynamic impression. In the interior, the Curved Display angled towards the driver and the toggle-type shifter for gear selection produce futuristic modernity with maximum driver orientation. Elements such as the iDrive Controller and seat memory buttons in the doors are finished in luxurious crystal glass. Rounding off the modern design are seats made with a cloth/leather combination of selected, sustainably produced materials.
BMW ICONIC SOUNDS ELECTRIC.
The sound of the BMW Concept i4.
The BMW Concept i4 is not only characterised by its individual design, but also by its own visionary and unique sound. It was developed under the brand name of BMW IconicSounds Electric by world renowned composer Hans Zimmer together with BMW Sound Designer Renzo Vitale. BMW IconicSounds Electric aims to emotionalise BMW's electric vehicles and make them audible using individual sound worlds. The sound of the BMW Concept i4 achieves this to perfection – it combines BMW’s past and future. It gives the driver the feeling that there are no limits of expression. The sound is manifold, surprising and it provides a sense of lightness and transparency. Here you can experience the e-sounds of the BMW Concept i4, ranging from the driving sounds in "Core" mode to the more intense and pronounced sounds of "Sport" mode. Also included are the sounds of the door opening and the starting scenario as the vehicle sets off.