BMW i4 launched in Malaysia

Electric BMW i4 eDrive40 launched alongside BMW iX and BMW iX3

BMW Malaysia launched the BMW i4 eDrive40 at NextGen Malaysia. The BMW iX and BMW iX3 also made their debuts at the event.

The BMW i4 is a five-door hatchback, described as a Gran Coupé and based on the BMW 4 Series. It is 4785 mm long, 1852 mm wide and 1448 mm high. The wheelbase is 2856 mm.

The i4 has a MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension with rear air suspension as standard. The i4 eDrive4o is rear-wheel drive with a current-excited synchronous motor located at the rear axle. The maximum output is 250 kW/340 hp with a peak torque of 430 Nm. The efficiency of the motor is combined with a battery, with a gross capacity of 83.9 kWh (80.7 kWh net), positioned in the vehicle floor. The range of up to 590 kilometres (WLTP).

The Gran Coupé has a top speed of 190 km/h. From standstill to 100km/h is 5.7 seconds. The combined electric power consumption is measured between 19.1 – 16.1 kWh/100 km based on the WLTP cycle.

The Combined Charging Unit (CCU) for the BMW i4 eDrive40 has a built-in 4 kW voltage transformer for extremely flexible battery charging. The high-voltage battery can be connected to a domestic power socket or a Wallbox and can be fed with AC power from both single-phase and three-phase mains connections at a charging rate of up to 11 kW. This enables the BMW i4 eDrive40 battery to recharge from totally empty to 100 per cent in under 8.5 hours. Meanwhile a 200 kW DC fast charging station charges the high-voltage battery from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in 31 minutes.

There are LED headlights with BMW Laserlights available as an option. The 19-inch wheels were designed exclusively for the BMW i4 with aluminium inserts and optimised lines to improve aerodynamics and extend electric range. The design of the lower section of the rear apron is also used to improve aerodynamics, resulting in a cd drag coefficient of 0.24.

The BMW i4 eDrive40 comes with a long list of electronically controlled features for safety and comfort. In the driver assistance systems, this includes an integrated camera, ultrasonic and radar sensors.

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system includes the following:

  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)

Other advanced driving stability systems are

  • near actuator wheel slip limitation (ARB)
  • Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
  • Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • trailer stability control
  • Performance Control.

Also in the i4 is Driving Assistant Professional with:

  • Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function
  • Steering and Lane Control Assistant
  • Emergency Stop Assistant
  • automatic Speed Limit Assist
  • Lane Change Assistant
  • Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection
  • Crossing-traffic Warning at the front
  • Evasion Assistant, Crossroads Warning with city braking function
  • Steering and Lane Control Assistant with active lane guidance
  • traffic light recognition
  • Wrong-way Warning.

The Parking Assistant with Park Assist, includes end-on parking spaces and exiting from parking spaces, Active Park Distance Control, lateral parking aid and Reversing Assistant. Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View System and Remote 3D View as an option.

In the cabin the 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and 14.9-inch control display for the BMW iDrive control/operation system are merged into a frameless, single-piece glass surface angled towards the driver. BMW iDrive runs on the new BMW Operating System 8 with a Head-Up Display and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant included as standard.

Cabin comfort features include three-zone automatic climate control with nanofiber filter technology to maintain interior air quality, intelligent automatic climate control that adjusts the seat heating and seat ventilation and the 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround system with digital seven-channel amplifier.

The i4 eDrive40 comes in Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, and M Brooklyn Grey Metallic.

BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience is available. This includes:
• BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
• BMW 8-Year / 160,000 km Battery Warranty (whichever comes first)
• BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
• The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW Privileges Card
• BMW Service Online

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