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      01-25-2019, 02:32 AM   #1
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BMW i4 Spied For First Time, With Next Gen G26 4 Series Gran Coupe Body

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This BMW prototype spotted on a transport just yesterday is likely the upcoming all-electric BMW i4. And it looks to be based directly on the next generation G26 4 Series Gran Coupe, which body is also seen here for the very first time.

Since this is an electric vehicle which does not require front cooling vents or grilles, underneath the front camouflage will be a design that differs from the G26 4 Series Gran Coupe, like the iX3 differs from the X3. An electric i car also doesn't require exhaust pipes, hence the fake painted tailpipes. Oh and check out the flush door handles.

In early 2018, BMW CEO Harold Kruger stated that the upcoming i4 would feature BMW's fifth generation of eDrive technology, which he said "will be able to drive 550 to 700 kilometers on electric power, depending on the model. We will achieve this in the BMW i4 and the iNEXT." That would mean we should expect approximately 340-435 miles of range for the i4.

The BMW i4 will debut sometime in 2021.

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      01-25-2019, 08:21 AM   #2
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This is awesome. It actually has more range than a Tesla unlike the i3. Something you might actually want to drive. Was thinking about getting an M440i but if this is faster and has x drive we shall see.
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I think the I01 is likely to plumpet in price, since it still has about half the range of the i4. Hopefully i4 looks better than the IX3, which look far Worse than their ice siblings
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I think the I01 is likely to plumpet in price, since it still has about half the range of the i4. Is the i4 coming in 2019?
"The BMW i4 will debut sometime in 2021."
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Why is there a tailpipe?
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This is awesome. It actually has more range than a Tesla unlike the i3. Something you might actually want to drive. Was thinking about getting an M440i but if this is faster and has x drive we shall see.
No exhaust noise. How can you possibly fun with a i4 vs a M440i
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Why is there a tailpipe?
Where do you see that?
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No exhaust noise. How can you possibly fun with a i4 vs a M440i
By smugly out-accelerating one in silence.

Or maybe BMW will pipe in some ICE noise.
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i love my 4gc and would totally buy an electric version of it. bring it on, bmwna!
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Why is there a tailpipe?
Where do you see that?
There are exhaust outlets drawn into each side of the bumper. Cheeky.
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There are exhaust outlets drawn into each side of the bumper. Cheeky.
Oh yeah I see the circles in the bumper.
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There are exhaust outlets drawn into each side of the bumper. Cheeky.
Oh yeah I see the circles in the bumper.
They look pretty fake, but can't really tell
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I'd preorder if it truly comes in at 330+ mile range. That Tesla 3 is so ugly and the interior, blah...
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There are exhaust outlets drawn into each side of the bumper. Cheeky.
Oh yeah I see the circles in the bumper.
They look pretty fake, but can't really tell
Nevermind just noticed the text above says they are "painted." I guess they want to fool the public during testing. Also looks like door handles are electronic? Or is it just the camo?
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I've always liked the first 4 GC and it certainly makes sense to take a mainstream model and give it the E treatment. Lookin good
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I like this, I think it will be a winner for BMW
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Why is there a tailpipe?
Where do you see that?
I see it in the rear view pic. Could be this is the pro type for the gas version as well. They will share the same body. As stated above they look painted and it could be to fool the public. Not sure how the poster concluded this is an EV prototype.
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I see it in the rear view pic. Could be this is the pro type for the gas version as well. They will share the same body. As stated above they look painted and it could be to fool the public. Not sure how the poster concluded this is an EV prototype.
Maybe the big sticker on the side (and the back) that says "Electric Test Vehicle"
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I see it in the rear view pic. Could be this is the pro type for the gas version as well. They will share the same body. As stated above they look painted and it could be to fool the public. Not sure how the poster concluded this is an EV prototype.
Yeah the exhaust body thing must be because it's same body and all that.

But for EV car haha it main pic you can see it's written "Electric test vehicle"
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