2023 BMW i4 Model Review with Specs, Price, Trims & Photos
- Starting at $51,400 MSRP*
- Single electric motor (i4 eDrive35 and i4 eDrive40) or dual all-electric motors (i4 M5) producing 281 / 335 / 536 horsepower respectively
- DC fast charging capacity of up to 200 kW and AC Level 2 charging of up to 11 kW
- EPA-estimated EV range between 261-301 miles
- Available Electric All-Wheel Drive, Wheel Slip Limitation, and Launch Control
- Integrated Braking System with Brake Energy Regeneration
- Live Cockpit Plus including the BMW Curved Display with configurable 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 14.9-inch central information display
- Multi-input iDrive 8 system with iDrive touchpad controller and Over-the-Air (OTA) updates
About the BMW i4
BMW has always been on the cutting edge of technology. This time, however, they’ve pushed the envelope of performance, luxury, and practicality in the world of electric vehicles. The BMW i4 is styled like a traditional BMW “Gran Coupe” four-door, but with electrifying plug-in power and impressive range. Innovative charging solutions help to eliminate range anxiety and provide a seamless transition to an all-electric driving lifestyle. Of course, the i4 still has the engaging driving dynamics that you’ve come to expect from BMW, along with all of the luxury and, naturally, the tech. The clever positioning of its electric powertrain low within the chassis delivers agile handling and composure at high speeds. Get behind the wheel of a BMW i4 today and be one of the first to experience a new way of enjoying BMW performance.
What the Critics Say
Depending on how you option it, the i4 M50 is priced comparable to both the Model 3 and Polestar 2. But unlike the Tesla, the BMW’s interior build quality feels much more appropriate for the price. Our test car’s combination of leather and aluminum trim didn’t feel fancy but was solid and clean. We’ll take that over an oversized touchscreen any day.” — Edmunds
The i4 M50 is the quietest M car we’ve ever driven, too, which only adds to its charm. BMW has a legitimate electric sports car on its hands in this gran coupe-styled five-door, one that could go toe to toe with the Tesla Model 3 and probably fare well.” — MotorTrend
What’s New for 2023
After arriving on the scene last year, the all-electric BMW i4 is back for 2023 with a handful of small updates that are worth mentioning. Most notably, the i4 gains a new entry-level eDrive35 variant that uses a smaller 66.0-kWh battery pack and delivers up to an EPA-estimated 261 miles of range. The i4 M50 is now available with the exclusive M 50 Years special emblems for 2023. Other small adjustments include the discontinuation of the 18-inch M Bi-color Midnight Grey wheels with all-season tires and the Iconic Sounds Electric option can now be equipped as a standalone feature.
BMW i4 Features
A BMW First
BMW has been building electric performance luxury cars for years. The i3 and i8 caused a sensation when they were released, and now, BMW has used the experience they have gained from those vehicles to offer an electrified model with traditionally handsome BMW styling, luxury, and performance. The BMW i4 is the first all-electric BMW M Performance model. The available M50 trim gives drivers all of the benefits of an electric car, with the dynamic, engaging driving experience you only get from a BMW M model. A handsome exterior, a luxurious interior, and a phenomenal chassis are all yours with the BMW i4. Making the switch to an all-electric vehicle no longer means making sacrifices on the invigorating driving experience that you crave.
Electric cars are frequently paused for their efficiency and economy. They’re good for the planet, and they’re good for you, too. However, the BMW i4 M50 model sacrifices nothing for performance, still exemplifying the traits that have made BMW a household name for driving enthusiasts. Dual electric motors send 536 tire-shredding horsepower to all four wheels. The near-instantaneous torque delivery that electric cars are known for launch the BMW i4 M50 from zero to 60 in just 3.7 seconds. All of this, wrapped up in a plug-in package with no emissions and a range of 270 miles. Opt for the i4 eDrive35 or i4 eDrive40 to receive an impressive 261 miles or 301 miles of maximum EV range along with instantaneous all-electric acceleration. From where we’re standing, the future looks pretty bright – don’t you agree?
Long Distance Touring
If range anxiety is your main reason for not going electric, it’s worth looking at the BMW i4 eDrive40. With a range of roughly 300 miles on a full charge, it’s perfect for daily commuting, day trips, and more. If you find yourself needing more range in a pinch, a fast charge can top off the battery and add 90 miles of range in just 10 minutes. Despite having a greater range than the performance mode, the BMW eDrive40 is no slouch. With 335 horsepower on tap and a 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds, you’ll have no problem keeping yourself entertained on on-raps and twisty backroads.
Trims & Specs
- Starting at $51,400 MSRP*
- Single electric motor producing 281 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque
- Rear-wheel drive
- Estimated 260-mile range
- 0-60 MPH Time – 5.8 seconds
- Starting at $55,900 MSRP*
- Single electric motor producing 335 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque
- Rear-wheel drive
- Estimated 301-mile range
- 0-60 MPH Time – 5.5 seconds
- Starting at $67,300 MSRP*
- Dual all-electric motors producing 536 horsepower and 586 lb-ft of torque
- xDrive dual-motor all-wheel-drive
- Estimated 271-mile range
- 0-60 MPH Time – 3.7 seconds
*Price and specifications are subject to change. Price does not include sales tax, destination charges, or dealer fees.