BMW’s entry level i4 eDrive35 goes on sale, priced from £49,995
The company's latest fully-electric offering boasts a claimed range of up to 299 miles
BMW has announced the order books for its i4 eDrive35 are open, ahead of deliveries commencing from summer this year.
Priced from £49,995, the eDrive35 is the base variant of the all-electric i4, and is the latest addition to the company’s growing line up of fully-electric vehicles.
The four-door Gran Coupé is said to achieve a range of 299 miles on a complete charge, although this figure drops to 288 miles for the M Sport variant.
It is powered by a 70.2kWh battery and is equipped with a single electric motor placed on the rear axle making 282bhp. This enables a 0-62mph time in 6 seconds for both Sport and M Sport trims. The recharge time for the vehicle is 32 minutes for a 10-80 percent charge, and the maximum charge rate is 180kW.
Inside, the vehicle boasts a BMW Curved Display which features on the BMW iX, and iX1 models, and runs the firm's latest iDrive infotainment system,
Standard equipment includes LED headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels. The car’s interior is equipped with Black Cloth/Sensatec upholstery and front heated seats.
In the M Sport trim, the car has sporty M exterior styling as standard, 18-inch
M Aerodynamic alloy wheels, as well as an M Sport leather steering wheel and Black/Blue contrast stitching.
The launch comes as the company aims for more than 50 percent of its sales volumes to come from fully-electric vehicles by 2030.
According to BMW, last year in the UK saw its EV sales triple to 21,481 registrations, making it the fastest-growing battery electric vehicle (BEV) brand in the country, with one in five BMWs sold being fully-electric.