The BMW i4 eDrive35 has been available for purchase in the U.S. for a little while, but it will now also be available for those in the UK. The starting price for the entry-level BMW i4 is £49,995 and it comes with the standard ‘Sport’ trim. The car has a single rear-mounted electric motor generating 282 horsepower, and it can reach 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. The i4 eDrive35 has a range of 299 miles on a single charge, which is decent but not as much as other models due to its smaller battery pack of 66 kWh.
Standard features include LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, heated front seats, and a black Senstatec/cloth interior. The M Sport package adds aerodynamic visuals, Shadowline black exterior trim, 18-inch aerodynamic wheels, an M Sport steering wheel, and an Alcantara/Sensatec interior with blue contrasting accents. Due to its lower cost, the BMW i4 eDrive35 may become the volume seller in the UK.
This vehicle is ideal for city-dwellers who have access to charging stations and don’t require long-range batteries. Despite its lower power output, the i4 eDrive35 has sufficient acceleration of under six seconds, and its rear-wheel drive and premium interior make it an attractive option for its price.
“Following the huge success we have seen with BMW i4 in the Corporate and Fleet markets since launch, we are very pleased to bring the eDrive35 model to the UK portfolio. We’re offering this model in Sport and M Sport trims, which both include an impressive level of standard equipment, including 18 inch alloy wheels, alongside a range of up to 299 miles. This latest model to join the i4 range will make electric driving accessible to even more of our customers.” said Steve Roberts, General Manager, Corporate Sales, BMW UK.