BMW Powers Up i4 EV
BMW AG’s upcoming i4 electric sedan will produce 530 hp and be capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in four seconds.
Source tell Roadshow that BMW is targeting a 600-km (373-mile) driving range on the WLTP cycle for the new EV. The car’s 80-kWh battery can be replenished to 80% capacity in about 35 minutes.
BMW is expected to unveil the i4 late next year and launch production in the first half of 2021. Even higher performance variants likely will be added later, Roadshow says.
The carmaker showed the vehicle (in camouflage) being tested in the Arctic earlier this year.
Dan Nicholson is vice president of General Motors Global Propulsion Systems, the organization that had been “GM Powertrain” for 24 years.
Hyundai enters the American market with a new parallel hybrid system that uses lithium-polymer batteries and the same six-speed automatic found in non-hybrid versions of the 2011 Sonata.
Chrysler pioneered the modern-day minivan more than 30 years ago and has been refining and improving that type of vehicle ever since.