BMW has officially announced its new electric cars. New models include the i4 xDrive 40 (an all-wheel drive version of the i4), the single-engine i7 eDrive50 and the hybrid 750e xDrive. In addition, the automaker will also offer an updated infotainment operating system for certain models.
The new i4 xDrive40
The new i4 xDrive40 is an all-wheel drive, 396-horsepower variant of the Gran Coupe. This is an electric car with two engines. It can also travel about 500 km with standard 18-inch tires. If you choose the optional 19-inch wheels, this range drops to 450 km. In addition, the car can go from zero to 100 in 4.9 seconds. The i4 xDrive40 will start at $61,600 with an additional $995 delivery fee.
The new i7 eDrive50
The rear-wheel drive i7 eDrive50 is powered by a single GEN5 engine and has a total power of 449 horsepower. BMW will announce range and performance details this fall. It is known that the starting price of the model will be $ 105,700, excluding the delivery fee.
The new 750e xDrive
Finally, the 750e xDrive is a model that combines a 308-horsepower six-cylinder internal combustion engine with a 194-horsepower electric motor. The electric range of this plug-in hybrid vehicle is 57 kilometers. The 750e xDrive has a starting price of $107,000, with an additional $995 delivery fee.
The infotainment system is also updated
BMW also says it will update the infotainment operating system on some of its models. The BMW 8.5 operating system aims to enable the user to use applications more easily and efficiently on the curved screen. It avoids sub-menus, places all important controls and information on one level and uses vertically arranged widgets on the driver’s side. It also has many icons for quick access, app library, navigation and services like Apple CarPlay / Android Auto.