introduce the BMW iX and i4 electric vehicles to the public at the IAA Mobility 2021 event.
With the arrival of the BMW iX and BMW i4, the two core models of the BMW electric vehicle lineup have been introduced to the public for the first time at the IAA Mobility 2021 event.
BMW iX carries a broader concept, ranging from on-board network architecture , new software, digital services, connectivity, and automatic driving functions.
“The progress achieved can be seen in the latest generation iDrive operating system, highly efficient energy management and innovative driver assistance systems,” said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board, Management BMW AG, in Munich.
The BMW iX is powered by two electric motors, one in the front wheel and one in the rear wheel, together producing 523 hp in the BMW iX xDrive50 and 326 hp in the BMW iX xDrive40.
Furthermore the BMW i4, which is a fully electric mobility will be available for the first time in the premium segment. The BMW i4 combines the pleasure of emission-free driving in an incredibly sporty style with the ample space and practicality of a four-door Gran Coupe .
The fifth generation BMW eDrive technology, the new BMW iDrive and a wide selection of driver assistance systems mark its progressive character.
The BMW i4 is available in two model variants. One of them is the first BMW M car without CO2 emissions. The BMW i4 M50 uses electric motors in the front and rear wheels to produce 544 hp.
While the next variant is the BMW i4 eDrive40 with 340 hp and rear-wheel drive.
Meanwhile, full-electric versions of the BMW 5 Series and BMW X1 will follow in the coming years. The same goes for the BMW 7 Series and the successor to the MINI Countryman. By 2023, the BMW Group will have at least one fully electric model on the road, or about 90% of its current market segment.
Over the next ten years, the BMW Group will present around ten million electric vehicles in the world. By early 2030, at least half of global BMW Group sales will be electric vehicles, and the MINI brand will offer electric vehicles exclusively from 2030.