James Gent

James Gent

January 4, 2022 6:26 pm


Customers in the United States interested in purchasing BMW’s electric i4 Gran Coupé and/or iX SUV can expect starting prices from around US$56,395 and around US$84,195 respectively.

Both models are due to go on sale in the US early this year.

BMW i4 M50

BMW i4 M50

Two variants of the i4 sedan will be offered initially, each of which is equipped with an 83.9 kWh battery. But while the ‘entry level’ eDrive 40 will feature a single 250 kW rear-driving electric motor, the range-topping i4 M50, the first all-electric BMW to feature the vaunted ‘M’ badge, features a 230 kW motor that drives the rear axle and an additional 190 kW that powers the front. Power and torque for the eDrive 40 will be 340 hp and 317 lb-ft respectively, with 0-to-100 km/h completed in 5.7 seconds en-route to an electronically limited top speed of 190 km/h.

Pricing for the eDrive 40 is set to start from US$55,400, although this, plus range, will vary depending on optional extras and the choice of wheel size. On standard 18-inch wheels, the 40 will reach an estimated 301 miles (484 km), though this drops to 282 miles (around 454 km) when the vehicle is equipped with 19-inch wheels.

BMW iX

BMW iX

The M50 meanwhile sends a more rampant 400 kW / 544 hp and 586 lb-ft to all four wheels, consequently nailing 0-to-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 225 km/h. Pricing for the M50 in the United States starts from US$65,900 before options, though again, the range does vary depending on wheel sizes: with 19-inch as standard, the M50 will go an estimated 270 miles (around 435 km) and 227 miles (365 km) on the optional 20-inch rims.

A US$995 destination fee will be included on top of the MSRPs for both the eDrive 40 and the M50.

With rumours speculating that the launch of the entry level iX xDrive 40 will be delayed until 2023, the higher-spec iX xDrive50 remains the sole option available to customers in the United States at present. Prices are set to begin from US$83,200, plus the US$995 destination fee.

Featuring BMW’s “5th generation e-Drive Technology”, the iX boasts a 268 hp / 260 lb-ft electric motor powering the front axle while a second motor on the rear produces 335 hp / 295 lb-ft. Combined with a 105.2 kWh battery, the combined output – 516 hp and 564 lb-ft – is enough to get the iX xDrive50 from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. Range meanwhile varies from 324 miles (521 km) with 20-inch wheels, to 305 miles (490 km) and 315 miles (507 km) with 21-inch and 22-inch wheels respectively.

A more powerful iX M60 “with over 600 hp” is planned for the future, though BMW has not yet provided a timeframe.

BMW Canada meanwhile has already confirmed pricing for both the i4 and the iX ahead of each model’s arrival in March next year. Prices for the i4 in Canada range from $54,990 for the eDrive40 and $72,990 for the range-topping i4 M50, while the prices for the iX xDrive 50 will start from $89,990.

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