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      12-23-2021, 01:30 PM   #1
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2022 i4 M50 range (up to) 270 miles / eDrive40 (up to) miles -- per BMW USA

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Just got an email from BMW touting the range of the M50 as 270 miles (up 25 miles from the 245 stated previously) and 301 for the eDrive40. Perhaps if we drive more judiciously, we'll see 300 out of the car . Not bad for a car that does 0-60 in 3.7. The numbers have been changed on the BMWUSA website.


Official Press Release:

The New 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50.

The New 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 press release has been updated with EPA range information indicating:

BMW i4 eDrive40 EPA range of 301 miles when equipped with 18-inch wheels and 282 miles when equipped with 19-inch wheels.

BMW i4 M50 EPA range of 270 miles when equipped with 19-inch wheels and 227 miles when equipped with 20-inch wheels.
  • New generation of purely electric vehicles from BMW.
  • i4 eDrive40 with 335 hp and rear-wheel drive. EPA range up to 301 miles.
  • i4 M50 with 536 hp and all-wheel drive. EPA range up to 270 miles.
  • MSRP of $55,400 for eDrive40 and $65,900 for M50. Plus $995 Destination.
  • U.S. market launch expected in Q1 of 2022.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ June 1, 2021Today, BMW is proud to announce the newest additions to the BMW i brand, the i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 models. The i4 M50 is the first fully-electric performance model to come from BMW M GmbH. The i4 blends the functionality and space of the gran coupe design with the instantaneous power delivery of BMWs latest 5th generation eDrive. Class-leading driving dynamics and long-distance comfort, elegant design, uncompromising workmanship, cutting-edge user-vehicle interface and advanced infotainment and driving assistance technologies all combine to deliver a zero-emissions BMW worthy of the Ultimate Driving Machine moniker.

Power is provided by BMWs latest 5th generation eDrive technology which combines the electric motors, power electronics, charging system and high-voltage battery. The electric motor, power electronics and transmission share one compact housing while the high-voltage battery measures only 4.3-inches in height and is mounted low in the floor of the new i4 for improved vehicle agility.

BMW Group has been producing battery modules and high-voltage batteries since 2013 and this in-house experience shows, with the latest generation of batteries, found in the i4, having a maximum DC fast charging capacity of up to 200 kW and AC Level 2 charging of up to 11 kW.
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What will the range be on the M50 for us spirited drives?
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This really shows the advantages of a more dedicated EV platform and importance of packaging for EV's. While the iX is not technically a 100% pure EV platform, it is a heavily modified version of the CLAR platform (in order to use one production line) and closer to pure EV and gets much better range despite its far inferior aerodynamics, weight, shape, size, etc. If BMW developed the i4 on a pure EV platform similar to the iX I imagine the range would have been able to surpass the iX as well.
Im sure all that helps but the iX also has a bigger battery, 111.5 kWh vs 83.9 kWh in the i4 M50. Thats total capacity but usable capacity has similar delta

I dont know if it works this simply but if you divide the EPA range / capacity, the iX is 2.9 mi/kWh and the i4 M50 is 3.2 mi/kWh
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And yet those numbers change again depending on which rims you choose, and, of course, on temperature and how you drive the car.
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What will the range be on the M50 for us spirited drives?
It will likely be similar because your breaks will give out if you get too spirited.
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This really shows the advantages of a more dedicated EV platform and importance of packaging for EV's. While the iX is not technically a 100% pure EV platform, it is a heavily modified version of the CLAR platform (in order to use one production line) and closer to pure EV and gets much better range despite its far inferior aerodynamics, weight, shape, size, etc. If BMW developed the i4 on a pure EV platform similar to the iX I imagine the range would have been able to surpass the iX as well.
I’m sure all that helps but the iX also has a bigger battery, 111.5 kWh vs 83.9 kWh in the i4 M50. That’s total capacity but usable capacity has similar delta

I don’t know if it works this simply but if you divide the EPA range / capacity, the iX is 2.9 mi/kWh and the i4 M50 is 3.2 mi/kWh
Oh wow, didn't realize the iX battery was that large, interesting. I wonder if the ICE platform limited the size of the i4's battery potential.
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This really shows the advantages of a more dedicated EV platform and importance of packaging for EV's. While the iX is not technically a 100% pure EV platform, it is a heavily modified version of the CLAR platform (in order to use one production line) and closer to pure EV and gets much better range despite its far inferior aerodynamics, weight, shape, size, etc. If BMW developed the i4 on a pure EV platform similar to the iX I imagine the range would have been able to surpass the iX as well.
you are comparing a vehicle with a 106.3 vs 80.7kw (usuale range since BMW doesn't allow for 100% battery capacity) battery pack in terms of range.

iX = 3.048 miles/kwh
I4 M50 = 3.346 miles/kwh



**EDIT** looks like someone posted it already lol

But in terms of .cd drag, the iX50 and the i4 M50 have the same .25 cd of drag. The biggest differences are larger frontal area and more weight of the iX making the largest impact.

But yes, if the i4 had a dedicated EV platform, it could perform better. However, as is, the i4 edrive40 and M50's are pretty efficient, not even using the "despite using an ICE" platform. It's not the most efficient obviously, however it's definintely not terrible.

Also keep in mind that EPA testing weighs more on highway driving. Actual range will likely be between EPA's 270 mile range and the WLPT cycle of 317 miles (which favors more city driving). Additionally, many German vehicles are underrated using the EPA cycle as well (MB and Porsche come to mind). BMW is a conservative company, something to keep in mind.

Check out Edmunds EV test on MB and Porsche cars real range vs EPa range

https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/ele...s-edmunds.html
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Sufficient for day-to-day use. I'd definitely burn through it quickly lol.
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And yet those numbers change again depending on which rims you choose, and, of course, on temperature and how you drive the car.
Yes. And this statement would also be true if it were in reference to a gasoline powered vehicle.
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That's not far off what I get in my F90 mostly in Sport+.



I guess decent for a typical EV these days though.
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270 miles hmm that's a compromise but good if it has risen.

Is it like Tesla where they recommend charging from 20-80% normally or different battery type as that's about 160 then.
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Yes I'd be curious if that range is

1) pretty consistent if you're doing 70 to 75mph like a Taycan? Or does range start to drop down a lot when going 70 to 75 mph
2) is there an eco mode that gives more range with hypermiling? ie the Taycan gets significantly more range in eco mode than what the epa states
3) how is handling compared to a Model 3 performance?

I've got ice cars but for commuting and road trips I prefer using my Tesla. Has electrify America been able to get the majority of their interstate chargers to work? For the past 1 or two years the Electrify America charger on the way to Vegas seems to be in a constant state of construction next to the tesla chargers that are all working. I'd probably get an i4 but interstate charging seems to be an issue.

Lastly, are dealers putting "price adjustments" on these?
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What will the range be on the M50 for us spirited drives?
No such thing as a "spirited driver" in an electric… too soon?
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Yes I'd be curious if that range is

1) pretty consistent if you're doing 70 to 75mph like a Taycan? Or does range start to drop down a lot when going 70 to 75 mph
2) is there an eco mode that gives more range with hypermiling? ie the Taycan gets significantly more range in eco mode than what the epa states
3) how is handling compared to a Model 3 performance?

I've got ice cars but for commuting and road trips I prefer using my Tesla. Has electrify America been able to get the majority of their interstate chargers to work? For the past 1 or two years the Electrify America charger on the way to Vegas seems to be in a constant state of construction next to the tesla chargers that are all working. I'd probably get an i4 but interstate charging seems to be an issue.

Lastly, are dealers putting "price adjustments" on these?
There is an ecopro mode that you can switch to, it's mostly RWD in that mode.

I'm hoping it will end up the same with MB/Porsche too with range, that would bode very very well.
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Yes I'd be curious if that range is

1) pretty consistent if you're doing 70 to 75mph like a Taycan? Or does range start to drop down a lot when going 70 to 75 mph
2) is there an eco mode that gives more range with hypermiling? ie the Taycan gets significantly more range in eco mode than what the epa states
3) how is handling compared to a Model 3 performance?

I've got ice cars but for commuting and road trips I prefer using my Tesla. Has electrify America been able to get the majority of their interstate chargers to work? For the past 1 or two years the Electrify America charger on the way to Vegas seems to be in a constant state of construction next to the tesla chargers that are all working. I'd probably get an i4 but interstate charging seems to be an issue.

Lastly, are dealers putting "price adjustments" on these?
There is an ecopro mode that you can switch to, it's mostly RWD in that mode.

I'm hoping it will end up the same with MB/Porsche too with range, that would bode very very well.
Maybe BMW underestimates the range just like they underestimate horsepower? That would be great. Won't be long before there's a range review in eco pro mode.
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And yet those numbers change again depending on which rims you choose, and, of course, on temperature and how you drive the car.
Yep 259 WLTP on the 20" wheels which realistically is under 200 miles with careful driving. Not good enough.
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And yet those numbers change again depending on which rims you choose, and, of course, on temperature and how you drive the car.
Yep 259 WLTP on the 20" wheels which realistically is under 200 miles with careful driving. Not good enough.
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And yet those numbers change again depending on which rims you choose, and, of course, on temperature and how you drive the car.
Yep 259 WLTP on the 20" wheels which realistically is under 200 miles with careful driving. Not good enough.
Completely agree. And that is if charging to 100%, which on NMC chemistry is discouraged. M50 daily range (80% charge) in winter will be not much over 100 miles (assuming you don't plan to get back home on 0% SoC). Totally useless IMO.

The next owner gets that and the degradation hit too. Which will I'm sure impact residuals.

Looks like the i40 is the one to have. More efficient and therefore a usable range from the same battery.
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