BMW’s 2022 i4 M50 Is A 536-HP All-Electric Beast That’s Cheaper Than a New M3

BMW has unleashed a host of details, pricing, and specs on its all-electric i4 sedan and iX crossover.


BMW unveiled a host of details Tuesday on its duo of new all-electric cars, the i4 sedan and the iX crossover. Enthusiasts will be pleased to know the performance-oriented i4 M50 is shaping up to be a serious contender in the segment, with 536 horsepower on tap and a 0-62 time under four seconds. Best of all? It’s cheaper than a base M3.

The 2022 BMW i4, first revealed back in March 2021, will be available in two trims once it arrives in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2022. The aforementioned M50 is the more potent of the pair, with a motor on each axle for standard all-wheel drive, making for a combined torque output of 586 lb-ft.

The cheaper model, dubbed the i4 eDrive40, makes do with just one motor out back, rated at 335 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. Both cars get the same 83.9 kWh fifth-generation BMW battery pack, which the company claims has 40-percent more energy-dense cells versus the pack found in the i3 hatch. Range is estimated at 300 miles for the base car and 245 miles for the M50.

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