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BMW i4 with 435 mile range

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BMW’s upcoming Tesla Model S rival, the i4 saloon, will arrive in 2020 with a confirmed all-electric range of up to 435 miles, the brand has confirmed. Based on the iVision Dynamics concept, which was revealed at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the four-door coupe will sit between the i3 and i8, and alongside the forthcoming iX3. It’ll join the firm’s all-electric i range by 2020, ahead of several more low emission vehicles.
New BMW i4 saloon confirmed with 435-mile range
 
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gaswalla

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Very cool looking, stated range is likely using the European methodology which greatly overstates actually real world range - nonetheless sounds like probably in the 300 range realistically. Until the car is produced, it's all promises and ambition - like full self driving and Model Y
 

PhantomX

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If BMW is targeting to release this as a MY 2020 car, then it's very likely pre-production cars are out testing. They do that with all other cars in their line-up, with people spotting next gen X5 and 3 series testing 2 or 3 years in advanced of their official entry to market, so I wouldn't be surprised if the number comes from near production ready hardware.

Agreed on the range. Any range from manufacturers are ideal and does not reflect real world.
 

Uncle Paul

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Production car will not be that low, have those heavy wheels, not have those large tires, not have those cool blacked out windows.

Gotta wait to see what comes out, and at what price and availability, and the actual street selling prices from the dealerships..

Right not, just a lot of flash and promise.
 
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ggr

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How is it a "confirmed" range when it's a concept car? Also note as gaswalla said, NEDC range is much greater than EPA rated range. I don't know how the Europeans do their range test but the numbers are about as meaningful as their diesel emissions test.
"confirmed" just means that BMW said it, rather than some journalist making it up.
 

Tiger

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If this only was reality already ... I'm ready to put in an order for any sub 0-60 sub 3sec ¼-mile sub 11sec EV with +400mle real world range, if the car can be delivered within 2018. Probably with that battery pack there would be even more punch.
 

Phrixotrichus

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Very cool looking, stated range is likely using the European methodology which greatly overstates actually real world range - nonetheless sounds like probably in the 300 range realistically. Until the car is produced, it's all promises and ambition - like full self driving and Model Y
NEFZ is history. Europe is on WLTP now which should be relatively close to your EPA, but that just as a sidenote.

@Topic
Until it`s actually available for me to buy without some bogus xy-year preorder time I won`t believe anything a classic manufacturer says about his EV plans anymore, no matter how shiny prototype xy looks.
 

Uncle Paul

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Was just at a BMW dealership. They had one of the new all wheel drive M5's on their lot. Looked great, but had a $20,000 Market Adjustment added to the sticker price.

Lots of competitive manufacturers are coming out with wonderful claims, mostly to slow down people from buying Teslas. They are really getting hurt with so many of their current customers jumping ship to Tesla.
 

Phrixotrichus

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Saw an article today that kinda fits this matter

Rentabilität: BMW will Elektroauto-Massenproduktion erst 2020 starten - Golem.de
It`s german, but the summary is that BMW will not start mass producing any EVs before 2020 when they will have a new production technique ready that is abolutely necessary to make the EV business profitable for them.
Well kinda starts to remind me of elon`s "3 months, 6 months definitely"
 

Reciprocity

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Saw an article today that kinda fits this matter

Rentabilität: BMW will Elektroauto-Massenproduktion erst 2020 starten - Golem.de
It`s german, but the summary is that BMW will not start mass producing any EVs before 2020 when they will have a new production technique ready that is abolutely necessary to make the EV business profitable for them.
Well kinda starts to remind me of elon`s "3 months, 6 months definitely"

Who ever wrote that article must not know what "Magical" means. It means that it will happen even if it takes some fairy dust to get it done. No battery factories? No worries, just add fairy dust to an old pile of wood and bam! you have battery cells that basically assemble themselves into the packs and test themselves. I mean, they are magical. Dont believe the negative ninnies, 2020 is going to be magical.
 

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