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BMW iNEXT

BMW’s next concept car is the iNEXT, which they claim will be a full electric self-driving crossover. They also have said that the car will have Level 4 autonomy and there are rumors that suggest that the iNEXT car will be substantially larger than the iX3.

Remember that even in a self-driving car, you are legally required to be able to take over driving at any point. So, make sure you stay alert and be ready to take over in case you need to manually drive this beautiful car. Still, this autonomous self-driving car focuses on the quality of life rather than functionality. It promotes relaxation overexertion.

The real-world range (EPA) of the iNEXT is likely to be around 365 miles as BMW claimed the NEDC range would be about 435 miles of range at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This is a great number of miles for the car to make.

The iNEXT is similar to the I4 in that it will be based around the next generation of BMW’s eDrive powertrain. After the i4’s release, the X5-sized crossover will release sometime in 2021. Because it is still a concept car, everything is still able to change before the release.

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BMW i4

In 2021, we are looking at seeing the i4 electric sedan, as confirmed by BMW. The plan is for the i4 to be based on the iVision Dynamics concept car.

Claims from BMW suggest that the range will be about 550-750 kilometers (or 340-435 miles). This is likely the NEDC range. That suggests that the real range of the vehicle will be about 285-365 miles. The i4 will follow the launch of the iNEXT and the iX3.

It will use BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive system which features a new self-contained electric transaxle that combines the electric motor, the fixed-ratio transmission, and the power electronics into a single component.
On a purely physical level, it is about half the size and about 40 percent lighter than the outgoing electric powertrain.

It plans on using lithium-ion battery cells while riding on a new common rear-wheel architecture that BMW is currently in the process of developing.

The BMW i4 has a top speed of 125 miles per hour and a 0 to 62 miles per hour of 4.0 seconds. It won’t be using a carbon-fiber structure, unlike the current i3 and i8. If the Vision Dynamics is something we can base this car on, expect radical styling befitting the I sub-brand.

Specifications:

Base price: $147,500
Dest. Charge: 995
Tax Credit: $5,669
Battery Size (kWh): 11.6
EPA EV Range (mi):  17
Total Range (mi): 320
Top Speed (mph): 155
Peak Power EV (kW): 105
Peak Power ICE (hp): 228
0-6- mph (sec): 4.2
Weight (lbs): 3,501
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BMW 4-Series GT

Numerous electric cars are set to go through production by BMW in the upcoming years. This includes three models in its current lineup. One of these is a secret zero-emissions variant on the upcoming 4 Series GT.
Tentatively scheduled for sale in 2020 in the UK is the battery-powered five-door liftback 4 Series GT. According to insiders at the German car maker, it is said to be one of the rafts of models based on the newly developed underpinnings of the 8th generation 3 series.

Recently revealed by chairman Harald Kruger is the plan for BMW to sell 100,000 combined electric and hybrid cards.

The electric powered 4 series GT is intended to compete with the Tesla Model 4. It has been designed to offer better performance with the fastest of today’s 3 Series GT Models. It should have a range of 311 miles and the price should begin around £40,000.

In 2019, petrol, electric, and plug-in hybrid variants of the new 4 Series GT are set to launch. It supposed to replace the 3 series GT as well as phasing out the slower-selling 4 Series Gran Coupe. This is similar to a move taken by the larger and more expensive 6 Series GT.

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BMW iX3 Crossover

The BMW iX3 is currently on track to be produced in 2020. The battery range is about 215 miles (or 400km on the WLTP cycle) due to its 70 kWh battery.

This crossover edition is almost completely identical to the currently combustion-engine X3. This moves away from the current existing electric I3’s distinct design.

It will boast an optimized and accentuated new aesthetic. Classic design cues will find new outlets in the iX3 and add extra benefits as well. The kidney grille is redesigned with blue BMW i accents that will reduce air resistance. It extends from the kidney grille to the side skirts, and to the rear diffuser – which creates a beautiful, striking effect that is integrated into the rear apron.

The alloy wheels are light and have been aerodynamically optimized. These changes are great, there’s no doubt about that, but rest assured that the body has kept the sophisticated and powerful design of a Sports Activity Vehicle.

The manufacturing of the iX3 will take place in China and will be then exported to the other markets that are interested in this vehicle.
Early reservations can be made in Norway, despite the fact that the car is not available until 2020.

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BMW i3 Hatchback

BMW i3 Pros & Cons

The BMW i3 is an electric car that has been designed from the ground up. It has a carbon-fiber body shell and is a four door. It has great acceleration and precise handling. This makes it a practical car that still manages to retain the features that people have come to expect from a premium vehicle.

The driving assistant package (which is > $2000) will provide advanced assist technology in the drive of this beautiful vehicle:

The advanced features such as the Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go will allow drivers to set and keep a selected speed. It uses radar to completely stop your vehicle if needed.
It also has a BMW navigation system with a split screen display.

Range Extender Model:

The range extender is a 2-cylinder petrol engine that charges the battery. This will add about $4000 to the price and is completely optional, however, it can increase the range to 180 miles per charge. That’s a lot of miles for the price.

The above-listed specs are meant for the 94Ah battery model.
The price is the base price and includes destination and handling fees.

2018 model year:

There have been very little changes to the BMW i3 for the 2018 model upgrade. There is, however, an upgraded driver assistance program, and some exterior styles have undergone some subtle changes.

BMW i3s:

The BMW has a new sports package as part of the 2018 model year upgrade: the i3s.

It has a higher performance motor that has been upgraded from the 125 kW to the 135 kW.
The acceleration is 0-100 km per hour in 6.9 seconds.

The i3s also includes the optional range extender mentioned above as well as enhanced sports suspension.

Specifications:

Base price: $44,450
Dest. Charge: 995
Tax Credit: $7,500
Battery Size (kWh): 33.2
EPA EV Range (mi): 114
Total Range (mi): 114
Top Speed (mph): 93
Peak Power EV (kW): 125
Peak Power ICE (hp): ---
0-6- mph (sec): 7.2
Weight (lbs): 2,961