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      05-17-2021, 09:36 AM   #1
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BMW iX and i4 Gran Coupe make their North American debuts on June 1

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Two All-New BMW Electric Vehicles to Make North American Debuts in Los Angeles on June 1.
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  • The Fully Electric BMW iX Sports Activity Vehicle and BMW i4 Gran Coupé Will Debut at [SPACE] by BMW, a New Immersive BMW Brand Experience at The Grove in Los Angeles.
  • [SPACE] by BMW will be Open to the Public from June 4 Through November 30 and Showcase the Latest in BMW Group Performance, Innovation and Design.
  • The BMW iX and i4 Will Arrive in the U.S. Market in Early 2022; Pre-orders begin at 3:01 p.m. PST / 6:01 p.m. EST on June 1, 2021.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - May 17, 2021… The all-new, fully electric BMW iX Sports Activity Vehicle and BMW i4 Gran Coupé will make their North American debuts during two media events on Tuesday, June 1 at 1:00 p.m. PST and 6:00 p.m. PST, when they are unveiled at [SPACE] by BMW, a new immersive BMW brand experience at The Grove in Los Angeles (189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036). Following the initial unveiling, [SPACE] by BMW will open to the public from Friday, June 4 through November 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PST daily.

[SPACE] by BMW is a two-story, gallery-inspired brand experience curated by BMW that will feature vehicle displays from BMW, BMW M, BMW i, MINI and BMW Motorrad. Local artist Spencer Mar Guilbert was enlisted to collaborate on the interior design, drawing inspiration from both the natural world and the iconography of street art, to create an organic thread that guides consumers through the journey of BMW innovation, performance and design.

“The debuts of the BMW iX and i4 are only the beginning,” said Uwe Dreher, vice president of marketing, BMW of North America. “We wanted to do something special to introduce these new vehicles, which is why we’ve created a brand platform in one of the most important electric vehicle markets in the world.” Dreher continued: “But [SPACE] by BMW will go beyond just vehicle debuts and displays. We will have a full schedule of programming and events which will create opportunities to engage and connect with consumers.”

[SPACE] by BMW.

Over the course of the next six months, [SPACE] by BMW will be open to generate awareness and build excitement for BMW’s electric future. The venue will host different consumer and stakeholder events featuring collaborations in art, music, and lifestyle, and partnership activations with Marvel in support of the upcoming films, “Black Widow” and “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.” There will also be opportunities to test drive many of BMW’s current plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

An Electric Future.

The BMW Group has been driving the transformation towards fully electric, connected mobility for more than a decade. BMW’s first purpose-built, fully electric vehicle, the BMW i3, was launched in 2013 alongside the hybrid-electric BMW i8 coupe in 2014. Building on the success of those pioneering vehicles, BMW has continually developed and improved its electric drivetrain technology and currently offers plug-in hybrid electric variants of many of its most popular models including the BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, X3 and X5. The fifth generation of BMW’s electric drivetrain technology will be featured in the BMW iX and i4. MINI is also on its way to an electrified future, expecting to go all-electric by 2030. MINI currently offers the battery electric MINI Cooper SE and the MINI Cooper SE Countryman SE, the brand’s plug-in electric hybrid.

With increased model availability and growing consumer trends, BMW expects that worldwide sales of its electric vehicles will rise by an average of 20% annually between 2025 and 2030. By 2030 fully electric vehicles are expected to account for at least 50 percent of the BMW Group’s deliveries to customers. The BMW iX and i4 represent an important part of BMW’s future – an electric and sustainable future.

The BMW iX.

The fully electric BMW iX Sports Activity Vehicle serves as the company’s technology flagship, bringing together the latest developments in the fields of electrification, connectivity, design, and services. The BMW iX will feature a range of 300 miles* and two high-efficiency electric motors, providing around 500 horsepower. It will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in under 5.0 seconds. MSRP is expected to be in the mid $80,000 range and will be announced, along with full specifications, on June 1. More information on the BMW iX, can be found here and here.

The BMW iX will arrive in the U.S. market in early 2022, with pre-orders beginning on June 1, 2021 at 3:01 p.m. PST / 6:01 p.m. EST.

*preliminary manufacturer estimate, not official EPA values.

The BMW i4.

The BMW i4 is a fully electric 4-door Gran Coupé which will arrive in the U.S. market in early 2022. Pre-orders will begin on June 1, 2021 at 3:01 p.m. PST / 6:01 p.m. EST.

With its sporty looks, best in class driving dynamics and zero local emissions, the BMW i4 is a true BMW. The BMW i4 model line will be available in different versions covering ranges of up to 300 miles.* With a power output of up 530 horsepower the BMW i4 can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in around 4 seconds. Full details on the BMW i4 will be released on June 1.

The BMW iX and i4 will also be the first two vehicles in the BMW product lineup to feature iDrive 8, the newest iteration of BMW’s driver-passenger-vehicle interface, designed to deliver a more natural interactive and holistic user experience between the driver and their BMW. More information on iDrive 8 can be found here.

*preliminary manufacturer estimate, not official EPA values.




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      05-17-2021, 12:55 PM   #2
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That appears to be midnight June 2nd in Munich, so the rumors check out
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3:01 p.m. PST / 6:01 p.m. EST on June 1, 2021.
Any chance we could get clarification if this is actually PDT/EDT or is indeed PST/EST? Seems odd it would be standard time this time of year, and us east coast people tend to be ignorant to the fact that others may or may not observe things differently (i.e. our time is the standard time, dammit).
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Hopefully some promising specs and pricing. Also hope the i4's interior also looks good since it will likely influence the rest of the range.
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The 523hp/530bhp rating of this press release is better than the 470hp previously reported.

BMW knows that the i4 M50 cannot be slower than the Model 3 Performance.
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BMW knows that the i4 M50 cannot be slower than the Model 3 Performance.
"zero to 62 mph in around 4 seconds" is slower than the 3 Performance which does it in 3.5 seconds, but is that really important? There are plenty other differentiators in favor of the BMW which should provide it a more upmarket owner experience.
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Hopefully some promising specs and pricing. Also hope the i4's interior also looks good since it will likely influence the rest of the range.
The interior will largely be that of the 4 Coupe.
For example, on official pictures you can see that the i4 has the same gear selector lever as the 4 Coupe and not that one of the iX.
The climate control panel partially slides into the bar of the numbers panel "1-8 & back/forward" of the normal 4 Coupe, the other part is probably controlled via the iDrive 8 system.
The air conditioning control panel as it is in the 4 Coupe is not carried over to the i4. The ventilation grilles will most likely be continuous without the temperature display.
The biggest difference to the 4 Coupe is of course the curved display.
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I just got my invite through email for the Los Angeles location. Not the best place for a test drive, but I'm curious enough to go!
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BMW knows that the i4 M50 cannot be slower than the Model 3 Performance.
"zero to 62 mph in around 4 seconds" is slower than the 3 Performance which does it in 3.5 seconds, but is that really important? There are plenty other differentiators in favor of the BMW which should provide it a more upmarket owner experience.
Model 3 Performance rips to 60 in 3.1 seconds

Model Y P rips to 60 in 3.5 seconds

We'll see

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The 523hp/530bhp rating of this press release is better than the 470hp previously reported.

BMW knows that the i4 M50 cannot be slower than the Model 3 Performance.
There will almost certainly be an i4 M. Also, because BMW always underrates the acceleration numbers, I wouldn't be surprised if the M50 accelerated 0-60 in around 3.5 sec.
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"zero to 62 mph in around 4 seconds" is slower than the 3 Performance which does it in 3.5 seconds, but is that really important? There are plenty other differentiators in favor of the BMW which should provide it a more upmarket owner experience.
Agreed. If I'm going EV, I could care less about one aspect, in this case acceleration. I'm looking for the most complete car that won't cost six-figures just because. The i4 looks it could check most boxes.
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The i4 will be a real car that happens to be fully electric, which is what the market needs. I'm excited to see.
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I just got my invite through email for the Los Angeles location. Not the best place for a test drive, but I'm curious enough to go!
Lucky you! How did you get the invite? Through your dealer?
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Lucky you! How did you get the invite? Through your dealer?
I don't know honestly. It just comes through email directly from BMWUSA.com.
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Someone posted an i4 M50 picture that was allegedly leaked on Instagram:

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Im super interested in the i4, def could see myself grabbing one of these bad boys. Looking forward to seeing more info etc.. as it rolls out
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I don't know honestly. It just comes through email directly from BMWUSA.com.
Lucky you, all I get from BMW/BMWFS is come get a CPO and we'll give you $500 loyalty discount almost daily
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The i4 will be a real car that happens to be fully electric, which is what the market needs. I'm excited to see.
There's a lot of this coming to the market right now. TSLA going to be in trouble!
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