Cars running on fossil fuel worldwide have become a matter of concern due to the conventional fuel cars unabated carbon emission resulting in green-house effect and consequently contributing to global climate change. Common men, as well as environmentalists, are equally concerned about the terrible impending fall out of global warming which is already showing its effect in form of melting of glaciers, rising sea level, intermittent cloud burst, rising temperature, excessive snowfall, floods etc.
Therefore, it is of utmost importance that carbon emission from factories and vehicles which are the main sources of carbon emission must have to be controlled in order to reduce global warming. Electric vehicles play an important role here which is pollution-free. The latest technological breakthrough in battery technology has enabled the car to run as far as about 600 KM in a single charge which used to be the main drawback previously.
The Sparkling BMW i4
Here comes the latest news. The Automotive German giant BMW has introduced an all-electric new swanky sedan named i4 which is expected to hit the mark by the later part of this year, with flexible architecture and powered by BMW’s fifth-generation electric drive.
Specifications of BMW i4:
The gorgeous BMW i4 will come in two variants. One of which is e-Drive 40. It comes with a 250KW power unit which produces 336 BHP of power and 430 Nm of torque as per the report. The car which is having BMW’s RWD setup can run up to 590 km in a single charge. This e-Drive car can accelerate from 0-100 in just 5.7 seconds. This car having DC fast-charging capacity of 200 kW as a result of which it can have sufficient charge to run up to 140 KM only with a charge of 10 minutes.
The other variant is M50 and is a top inline range model which comes with a huge 400 kW power unit that generates 536 bhp of power and 795 Nm of torques as per the report. It has the capacity to move up to 510 km in a single charge under WLP cycles. It has an all-wheel-drive layout which helps it to accelerate 0-100 Km in just 3.9 seconds. It is powered by Dc fast charging capacity of 200kW which enables the car to run up to 164 Km with a charge of just 10 minutes.
The luxury car gives buyers a whole array of choice of features for feather upholstery personalization and accompanies elements like Harman Kardom sound system, ACC (Automatic Climate Control) ambient lighting, and full suite driver-assist hardware among others. The i4 cars also come with adaptive M Suspension, M Sport braking systems, optional 20 inch M light-alloy, and variable sport steering. It expectedly will have a widescreen curved display, fully 12.3-inch infotainment, and a driver’s display of 14.9 inch
Front View of BMW i4
A few years ago BMW launched the predecessor of i4 named BMW i3. That car was powered by a 125W (170S) electric motor that delivered 250Nm of twist as soon as the accelerator was pressed. This means that the car was able to deliver a speed of 0-60 Kmph in just 3.2 seconds and 0-100 in 7 seconds. It had a capacity to run 160 km in a single charge. In terms. In case of this model, to choice of different ranges as per the requirement of the customer different was available.
Currently, the BMW i3 is powered by a 125kW (170PS) electric motor that delivers 250Nm of twist the second you put your foot on the accelerator pedal. The instant power delivery means that it clocks 0-60kmph in just 3.2 seconds, whereas 0-100kmph takes a little over 7 seconds. The maximum range stands at 160 kilometers in the purely electric mode, which can be taken up to 300 kilometers if you opt for the range-extender petrol motor. The update is likely to further enhance the range of the electric motor. The BMW i3 might also be made available with a choice of different ranges, to let the customer choose one based on his requirements.
The BMW i4 is expected to rival Tesla Model 3 in the international market and give it a tough fight. It will be an interesting contest to be sure.
The German Automotive Giant vs The Modern American Giant.
But it will definitely pave the way for a brighter and greener future in the automobile sector, without compromising the integrity, authenticity, and efficiency of the vehicles.