BMW i4 Front
How hard can it be to design a proper nose?

BMW has, today, revealed the design of its upcoming i4 4-door electric coupe through official images.

Also released during the BMW Group’s annual conference, like the official images, were the preliminary sketches of the model.

When looked at from the front, the i4 features sleek headlight units that flank the objectionable grille section which spans the entire height of the nose section.

There are proper openings in the lower air dam, on either side of the front bumper and in the grille too, while up top, the bonnet is nicely designed with strong character lines.

As mentioned above, the BMW i4 design is that of a 4-door coupe. This has resulted in 2 things – a smaller glasshouse and a shorter rear door. Also, while the ORVMs do look sleek, it is surprising that BMW decided to fit them at all, for they will increase drag.

The wheels, on the other hand are classy and so is the blue highlight that runs from the wheel arch vent to the rear door shut line. The door handles are flush-fitting jobbies.

The rear section of the car is the best-looking, for it has a high deck lid, split LED tail lamps that look sharp, couple of vents on the large rear bumper that also has blue highlights.

According to the German carmaker, the i4 will come with a maximum power output of 390 kW (523 HP), and do the 0-100 km/hr run in around 4 seconds, while also having best-in-class driving dynamics.

To be launched overseas this year, the BMW i4 will cover up to 590 km (WLTP) on a single charge and will also have a M Performance derivative.

With the BMW i4 design revealed, expect more details about the EV to soon follow suit.

Side Profile
It has an elegant side profile
BMW i4 Rear
If doable in the real world, the 590 km range will impress many
BMW i4 Design
Thus far, no interior image of the car has been revealed
Preliminary Sketch
As ever, the preliminary sketch looks a lot more sportier