BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021)

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2021 - 2024
Price USA (used)
Estimated pre-owned price
$42,200
In 2024 this car was replaced by: BMW i4 eDrive40 (2024)

Trims

Discontinued

BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021)

Technical Specifications of BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021)

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2021 - 2024
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
Germany
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Discontinued
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Sedan BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021)

Range and Battery

Range
Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
WLTP
EPA
GCC
305-366 mi 301 mi 296 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
Nominal
Usable
83.9 kWh 80.7 kWh
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
27.3 kWh/100 mi (3.7 mi/kWh)

Charging

Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
AC
DC
11 kW 207 kW
Architecture
Most EVs use a 400V system, but newer models with higher voltage can charge faster and use less wiring.
400 V
Charge Port
The port type impacts charging speed and station compatibility
  • CCS Type 1
CCS Type 1 charge port

Performance

Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
RWD: PMSM
Motor
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
Power
Torque
250 kW (335 hp) 317 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
5.5 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
118 mph
0.00 s
00 mph

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
188.3 in
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
81.6 in 72.9 in
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
57 in
Wheelbase
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
112.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
5
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
4684 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
Trunk
Max
Frunk
16.6 ft3 45.6 ft3 No Data
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
3500 lb
Last Updated:
July 04, 2024
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How Far Can You Go in BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021)

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Charging BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021)

Slow (AC)
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Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
July 04, 2024
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About BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021)

Detailed Descriptions

The BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021) is an all-electric rear-wheel drive sedan. It came out in 2021. BMW stopped making the eDrive40 (2021) in 2024 and replaced it with the BMW i4 eDrive40 (2024). You can still find BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021) on the used car market, with prices starting around $42,200.

The BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021) has a 83.9 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 296 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 27.3 kWh per 100 miles (or 3.7 miles per kWh) — ranked №156 out of 683 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021) can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds (ranked №275 out of 683 electric vehicles) and reach a top speed of 118 mph.

The car’s powertrain delivers up to 250 kW (335 hp) of power and 317 lb-ft of torque.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

The estimated How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? for BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021) falls between 266–326 miles, ranking it №156 out of 683 electric vehicles. Several conditions can influence this range:

  • Speed: The battery drains faster at higher speeds.
  • Temperature: Extreme temperatures can impact range.
  • Terrain: Range is reduced on hilly or mountainous terrain.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving behaviors, such as frequent acceleration and braking, decrease efficiency.
  • Feature utilization: Climate control and media system usage also affect range.

These figures are approximations, and your actual driving range may vary. When planning trips, consider these factors and be prepared for potential charging stops.

For trip planning assistance, utilize the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

The BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021) in the USA comes with a CCS Type 1 charging port. It can be charged at home using a standard domestic socket or at any public AC charging station with the compatible cable. It's important to note that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 11 kW, resulting in approximately 36 miles of range added per hour of charging.

For significantly faster charging, public DC fast-charging stations are available. Although the car can achieve a maximum DC charging rate of 207 kW, factors such as battery temperature and charge level may affect the actual charging speed.

Use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator to estimate charging time, rate, and cost.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021) comes in the following dimensions:

  • Length: 188.3 in
  • Width: 81.6 in (including side mirrors) or 72.9 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 57 in
  • Wheelbase: 112.4 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 4684 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

Here's a breakdown of the BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021) cargo space:

  • Trunk capacity: With the rear seats up, you get 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the back (ranked №333 out of 683 electric vehicles).
  • Max cargo capacity: Fold down the rear seats, and you open up 45.6 cubic feet of total cargo space (ranked №360 out of 683 electric vehicles).
  • Frunk capacity: The car doesn’t have a “frunk” (front trunk).
Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The BMW i4 eDrive40 (2021) is officially rated to tow 3500 lbs. This applies to trailers equipped with brakes.

Additional Information

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