BMW i4 to get 530 horsepower, 80-kWh battery
The configuration will likely get around 330 miles of range in the US market.
BMW has reportedly confirmed specifications for the i4 EV, due to begin rolling off the assembly line in 2021.
The Tesla Model 3 rival will arrive with an 80-kWh battery pack and around 530 horsepower, accelerating to 62 mph in around four seconds with a limited top speed of 120 mph, according to CNET.
The sedan is expected to be rated at 373 miles of range according to the WLTP test cycle, likely equating to around 335 miles via US EPA standards. The battery will support significantly higher charge rates than the i3, filling to 80 percent in 35 minutes and adding 62 miles of charge in just six minutes.
The company will presumably offer at least one other battery configuration to expand the i4 lineup into a lower price bracket. It is unclear if there will be a direct rival to the Model 3 Performance, however, which boasts a superior 3.2-second sprint to 60 mph.
BMW's EV rollout will start with the iX3 crossover next year and then the iNext before the i4 lands on the market.