The all-electric BMW i4 has been priced for Australia ahead of its local arrival in the first quarter of 2022.
At launch, BMW will offer two grades: the i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50, with prices starting from $99,990 plus on-road costs.
The i4 will line-up against the popular Tesla Model 3 which is significantly more affordable following recent price cuts and has access to the US brand’s supercharger network.
The entry-grade eDrive40 uses an 80.7kWh battery that feeds an electric motor positioned on the rear axle. The system produces 250kW of power and 430Nm of torque.
BMW claims a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds, while the driving range is 590km according to the WLTP cycle.
The flagship i4 M50 also uses an 80.7kWh battery to power a dual-motor all-wheel drive set-up. In normal driving situations, the powertrain outputs 350kW and 730Nm. In Sport Boost mode, outputs increase to 400kW and 795Nm for a 10-second burst.
With a full charge, the M50 offers a driving range of 510km (WLTP cycle), while the 0-100km/h sprint takes 3.9 seconds.
DC fast charging is possible at up to 200kW. BMW says the i4’s range can be increased by as much as 164km (eDrive40) and 140km (M50) within 10 minutes from a 10 per cent charge level.
The M50 will come equipped with adaptive M suspension with a bespoke tune, plus variable sport steering and M Sport brakes.
Both models will get the BMW’s new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen running the latest iDrive 8 infotainment system that will debut on the iX SUV.
Luggage space is 470L, expanding to 1290L with the rear seats folded.
Scroll below for the full list of each grade’s equipment highlights.
The i4 range is available to order now with deliveries set to commence in the first quarter of 2022.
2022 BMW i4 pricing (excludes on-road costs):
i4 eDrive40 - $99,990
i4 M50 - $124,900
2022 BMW i4 equipment highlights:
i4 eDrive40
M Sport Package
Adaptive M Suspension
Comfort Access System
M Sport brakes
Driving Assistant Professional
Parking Assistant Plus
Leather ‘Vernasca’ upholstery
Instrument panel in Sensatec
19-inch M Light Alloy Wheels
Sport seats for driver and front passenger 
BMW head-up display
LED headlights incl. High Beam Assistant
Automatic tailgate
Electric seat adjustment
Ambient light
Galvanic embellishers for controls
Storage compartment package
Through-loading system
Live Cockpit Professional
Connected Package Professional
Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
HiFi Loudspeaker System, 10 speakers
Wireless charging
DAB+ digital radio
BMW IconicSounds Electric
Chargefox 5 years unlimited charging
Model 2 Domestic charger
Model 3 Public charging cable
Autonomous emergency braking
Forward collision warning
Lane-keep assist
Speed limit recognition
Lane departure warning
High-beam assist
Driving Assistant Professional
Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
Steering and Lane Control Assistant (semi-autonomous mode)
Evasion Aid
Front cross-traffic alert
Parking Assistant Plus
360-degree camera
i4 M50 adds
M Performance tuning and elements
Lumbar support
Seat heating, front
BMW Laserlight
harman/kardon surround sound system, 16 speakers
Glass roof, electric
19-inch M light alloy wheels with performance tyres
M Technology Package
M Rear Spoiler
Metallic paintwork
Visibility Package - $5800 (eDrive40)
Metallic paint (excl. BMW Individual)
Electric glass roof
BMW Laserlight
Comfort Package - $1500 (eDrive40), $1300 (M50)
Heated steering wheel
Lumbar support (eDrive40)
Heated front seats (eDrive40)
Heated front/rear seats (M50)
M Sport Plus Package - $1700 (eDrive40), $1200 (M50)
M Lights Shadowline (darkened)
M seat belts
M rear spoiler (eDrive40)
M high-gloss Shadowline with extended contents
Executive Package - $3600 (eDrive40), $2100 (M50)
Tyre pressure monitoring
Alarm system
Sun protection glazing
harmon/kardon surround sound (eDrive40)
BMW Drive Recorder
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