- BMW has revealed new details about two EVs coming to the US market in early 2022.
- The i4 sedan will start at $ 55,400 and have a sporty version at $ 65,900.
- The SUX iX has a retail price of $ 83,200, putting it in the same league as Tesla’s Model X.
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Years later largely on the sidelines of the U.S. electric vehicle boom, BMW is preparing to launch two new Tesla competitors: the SUX iX and i4 coupe.
The German luxury brand on Tuesday released price information and new details on the two models. When they arrive in early 2022, the models will be BMW’s first new EVs to come out of the state since the peculiar i3 hatchback hit the market in 2014.
The iX – that BMW revealed for the first time in November – will carry an initial MSRP of $ 83,200 for the xDrive50 model. That vehicle, BMW says, will have a range of 300 miles, 516 horsepower, and a 0-62-mph time of 4.6 seconds. This price puts it in competition with the $ 89,990 Tesla Model X, but the iX is short of the EPA’s 360-mile EPA-rated range of the Model X.
Using a fast 200 kilowatt DC charger, the iX xDrive50 can recharge from 10% to 80% battery power in 40 minutes, the company says. A more powerful M60 model with more than 600 horsepower is also on the way.
A four-door sedan, the i4 it’s more likely to steal customers away from the Tesla Model S or Model 3. The EV will be sold in two versions: the $ 55,400 eDrive40 and the sportier M50, which starts at $ 65,900. This means that the i4 will cost as little as a gas-powered 4 series or 5 series
BMW says the base model will have a range of up to 300 kilometers, while the M50 should reach up to 245 kilometers between loads, but none of those figures have been verified by the Environmental Protection Agency. the United States.
BMW’s first all-electric performance car, the i4 M50 promises to put out 536 horsepower, enough to send the vehicle to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. When plugged into a fast DC charger, both i4 models can go from 10% to 80% charge in about 31 minutes.
BMW aims to have both models put on sale in the first three months of 2022. They represent the beginning of a new electric direction for the German brand.