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      11-29-2021, 08:49 AM   #1
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First BMW i4 owners take delivery at BMW Welt!

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Electrifying moments at BMW Welt: First customers take delivery of their fully-electric BMW i4 vehicles.
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November 29, 2021

Munich. From the heart of the BMW brand – fully-electric on the road: The first BMW i4 vehicles were delivered at the BMW Welt last weekend. Bernhard Kuhnt, Senior Vice President BMW Group Market Germany, is delighted: "It is a very special moment for us when we hand over brand new models to customers for the first time. The BMW i4 shows in an emotional way how well fully-electric mobility and sporty driving dynamics fit together. For us, it is therefore clear: the BMW i4 will offer our customers a whole new dimension of driving pleasure."

On this special occasion, the BMW Group did not miss the opportunity to invite the customers of the first BMW i4s to an accompanying programme around the fully-electric Gran Coupé in Munich.

Customers are excited

Stefan Ballin, owner of an electrical contracting company and one of the first customers, was delighted to take delivery of his BMW i4: “It wasn’t possible, at the time I placed the order, to take a test drive, but I knew the BMW i4 was exactly the right car for me! I was impressed by the concept – the symbiosis of range, elegant design and unmistakeable BMW sportiness. I also wanted a car that would show how we, as an innovative company, can comfortably integrate electromobility into both our private and working environments. I’m also looking forward to sporty driving pleasure with zero emissions in the i4 – because the electricity I need to run it will come from our own photovoltaic system.”

Bernhardt Kuhnt confirmed: “With the BMW i4, we have absolutely struck a chord. You can see this from the very high demand for this car. We are delighted to be expanding our electrified product line-up with this sporty, fully-electric Gran Coupé at exactly the right time and to present the first vehicles to our customers today – three months earlier than originally planned. The first delivery of a BMW i4 today, and the first BMW iX in about a week, are further milestones for the BMW Group on the road to electromobility.”

One in four BMW Group vehicles in Germany electrified

Kuhnt goes on to explain: “One in four BMWs delivered in Germany today already comes with a fully-electric drive train or is a plug-in hybrid. By the end of the third quarter, around 41,900 electrified BMWs and 8,820 electrified MINIs had been delivered to customers this year. The fully-electric MINI Cooper SE alone already accounts for about 20 percent of MINI brand sales. The BMW Group has almost doubled its sales of electrified models in Germany compared with the previous year, at around 25 percent.”

Impressive driving dynamics thanks to model-specific chassis technology and electric drive train

The BMW i4 combines characteristic sportiness with elegant design – and brings electromobility to the traditional core of the BMW brand. The four-door Gran Coupé is the first fully-electric BMW consistently geared towards driving dynamics. Impressive driving dynamics and high range are combined by harnessing the power of efficient drive technology and intelligent lightweight construction.

Range and innovative technology were also purchasing considerations for Ronny Scharschmidt, whose firm implements regional construction projects with renewable energies: “I decided on the i4 because of the range and the many new driving functions and on-board sensors that make driving safer and more comfortable. My first long drive in the BMW i4 will be from Munich directly home to Saxony-Anhalt: In the meantime, there are enough fast chargers that you don’t have to worry about charging anymore.”

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OK, the concept car on the right grille treatment is excellent. Wish BMW offers the option to paint the moustache in body color and keep the outline in silver or gloss black or body color. That would super fix the front.


I overall like this car, even though, like all BMWs, it is a bit underwheeled.
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OK, the concept car on the right grille treatment is excellent. Wish BMW offers the option to paint the moustache in body color and keep the outline in silver or gloss black or body color. That would super fix the front.


I overall like this car, even though, like all BMWs, it is a bit underwheeled.
Yes! The concept grille should have been the production grille for all BMW i products.
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The shape of the grill itself is different from the ICE 4 series (bottom half is more seperated), definitely made a subtle and noticeably more pleasing difference, but yeah the concept grill was phenomenal.

Overall, the design looks good as a BEV, not shouting that it's a BEV is the best part for me.


The range takes a hit with larger wheels unfortunately.
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Kuhnt points to evidence that EV sales are commonplace; yet implies the sale of these EVs are revolutionary. Seems like a disconnected message, but congratulations anyway BMW.
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Kuhnt points to evidence that EV sales are commonplace; yet implies the sale of these EVs are revolutionary. Seems like a disconnected message, but congratulations anyway BMW.
Well, he is a car salesman, lets not forget. He needs to sell cars.
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Judging by the photos, people only purchased white and silver cars
More like 50 schades of grey.
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