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BMW unveils first electric performance car

The i4 M50i is the first battery electric product BMW offers under the M flag.


T.The BMW i4 M50i is the first BEV to be produced under the M banner, with driving dynamics and performance at its core. This high-performance model uses his one electric motor each on the front and rear axles.

A cool feature is that demanding a lot of power for more than 10 seconds triggers a system called Sport Boost that unleashes 400kW of power and 795Nm of torque that feels like a brain rattle.

BMW i4 M50i
Think twice when you see this at a traffic light.

It accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 225km/h. The cruising range between charges is 510km.

Have you had a chance to stretch your BMW i4 M50’s legs while driving to back this up? With this car he can hold fixed for 10 seconds and go very close to top speed before traversing well over 400m of urban very public tar.

And this leads to hefty bribes and prison meals in and around Midland. I can’t wait for Gerotek test day.

class act

All modern high-performance electric cars drive like hell in a straight line, but with the extra weight thanks to the batteries they must carry around to power their electric motors, their handling is at best very It may become unstable.

But this is a BMW, with a center of gravity 53mm lower than the BMW 3 Series Sedan, even weight distribution, a torsionally stiff and light body, optimized aerodynamics, plus a long wheelbase and wide Handling is good due to the tread. As this class provides.

Adaptive Recuperation further increases efficiency and range, for example with coasting functions on open roads. D-mode also provides high, medium, and low braking energy recovery settings, while B-mode provides maximum level of recovery.・Pedal BEV feeling.

The BMW i4 M50 is sold locally and can be charged free of charge in our free wallbox chargers and BMW Group branded charging stations.

BMW iX3

The BMW i4 M50 will grab your attention. Even with the standard M Sport package, which offers 20-inch M aerodynamic wheels and adaptive LED headlights, the iX3 doesn’t do much.

BMW iX3
The BMW iX3 is not your everyday SUV.

A BEV X3 that doesn’t cost a fortune to refuel at a gas station. And this is absolutely not a bad thing.

The BMW iX3 offers a highly integrated drive system with electric motor, transmission and power electronics in one housing. Driving on the rear wheels only, you get 210kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

On the road, this is one of the more normal-feeling SUVs I’ve experienced. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 6.8 seconds, and the top speed is limited to 180 km/h, so it’s still fast, but after a few acceleration runs the passenger feels nauseous and poor Aunt Mabel’s neck breaks. It will not fold. Stop the car at the signal.

BMW iX3
The cabin of the BMW iX3.

Charging the iX3

The 80kWh battery has a range of 460km, and an overnight charge at today’s electricity rates will only cost R240.

Assuming an average of about 8 liters of diesel per 100 km, the same mileage with an oil burner will cost about R1 000.

The BMW iX3 in South Africa is sold with a free wallbox charger and free charging at BMW Group branded charging stations.

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