BMW has been spotted testing a prototype for the i4, a battery-electric sedan previewed by the Concept i4 unveiled in March.
The i4 is set to debut in late 2021, meaning we should see it arrive as a 2022 model. It will form part of an expanded 4-Series family that might also see an M4 Gran Coupe.
The i4 is confirmed to be coming with an 80-kilowatt-hour battery and range of 373 miles, likely in range-topping grade. The range figure is based on the more lenient WLTP cycle used overseas but should still come in higher than 300 miles when measured by the EPA.
The battery is BMW’s fifth-generation design, which is more compact on a per kwh basis than BMW’s earlier batteries, though it’s still a hefty thing at about 1,212 pounds in the i4. We also know the i4 will be able to accept a 150-kilowatt fast charge that will deliver an 80-percent charge in 35 minutes.
BMW fifth-generation EV…