BMW i4 All-Electric Sedan In The Cards

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, Automotive Editor - March 22, 2018

It’s unclear when the sedan would enter production.

BMW's i brand of electrified vehicles will expand with the addition of the i4 full-electric sedan, according to Automotive News Europe. The i4 will be a production version of the i Vision Dynamics concept BMW unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show last September.

The new offering will join the full-electric i3 hatchback and i8 plug-in hybrid. However, it's not clear when BMW would start production. BMW CEO Harald Krueger was coy on if the i4 would come after the iNext SUV that's set to launch in 2021. BMW's Munich factory, which produces the 3- and 4-Series, will build the i4.

The i4 is just the latest in BMW's plan to launch 25 electrified models across its brands by 2025. Twelve will be full-electric models. Other future vehicles include an electric Mini, a full-electric BMW X3, and the BMW iNext after that.

With the new electric vehicles will come new battery and drivetrain technology. In 2021, BMW expects its EVs to offer up to 435 miles of range while the plug-in hybrids will offer up to 62 miles of electric range in addition to their gas-only performance.

Expect to see a range of i-branded vehicles from the automaker. BMW secured the rights to for the badges i1 to i9 for sedans and hatchbacks and iX1 to iX9 for crossovers and SUVs.

, Automotive Editor

Anthony Alaniz is an award-winning journalist living in southeast Michigan. His professional writing career spans nearly a decade, ranging from writing for the local newspaper to Autoweek and Motor1. When he's not writing about cars, he covers the horror film genre at Modernhorrors.com.

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