With the launch date confirmed, expect the BMW i4 to arrive in a single eDrive40 variant.

A few months ago, BMW Group India announced that it will kickstart its EV journey in the country with three models

– the all-new iX, MINI Cooper SE and the i4 Gran Coupé. With the first two models already on sale.

it's time for the i4's arrival and the Bavarian marque has confirmed that it will be launched in India next month, on 26th May.

In the global markets, the i4, which is essentially an all-electric derivative of the standard 4 Series Gran Coupé and not an all-new EV model developed from the ground up (like the iX SUV), is available in two variants

– the standard eDrive40 (335bhp/430Nm) and the hotter M50 xDrive (536bhp/795Nm). For India, expect BMW to bring the i4 only in the eDrive40 version.

Irrespective of the version, the BMW i4 is powered by an 84kWh floor-mounted Li-ion battery pack.

In the eDrive40, it sends power only to the rear wheels via a single motor and in terms of driving range (WLTP test cycle), the i4 eDrive40 is capable of delivering 493 – 590kms on a single full charge.

In BMW's model line-up, expect the i4 to be positioned just below the iX. So, price-wise, we're expecting the i4 to arrive on our shores at around the ₹1 crore mark.