- Both of BMW’s new EVs are arriving in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2022.
- The i4 is a four-door hatchback starting at $56,395 that comes in 335-hp eDrive40 and 536-hp M50 versions.
- The iX is a crossover starting at $84,195 that comes in a 516-hp xDrive50 version and will eventually be available as a more powerful 600-plus-hp M60 model.
Both of BMW’s latest electric vehicles will be arriving in America at the start of next year, and we now have a lot more details about their prices, powertrains, and features. The i4 is similar in size and shape to the 4-series Gran Coupe, while the iX is a mid-size SUV with polarizing styling.
2022 BMW i4
The BMW i4 will come standard in a rear-wheel-drive configuration called eDrive40, starting at $56,395—that’s right around the starting price for a six-cylinder M340i, for reference. It has a 335-hp electric motor at the rear and an 81.5-kWh battery pack that will provide an estimated EPA driving range of 300 miles. It’s claimed to accelerate to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The i4 has 18-inch wheels as standard, with 19-inch wheels optional.
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There’s an M-badged version of the i4 with more power called the M50, which starts at $66,895—a few thousand dollars less than the gas-powered M3. It adds a front electric motor for all-wheel drive and has a total of 536 horsepower and 586 pound-feet of torque. This should make it considerably quicker than the RWD car, with BMW claiming it gets to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Its battery pack is the same as the 40 model, and BMW estimates it will offer less range, with a preliminary estimate of 240 miles. It includes adaptive dampers, variable-ratio steering, and 19-inch wheels as standard, with 20-inchers an option.
2022 BMW iX
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Initially, there will only be one version of the BMW iX offered in the U.S. It’ll be called the xDrive50, and it comes standard with all-wheel drive and a total output of 516 horsepower from two electric motors, one in the front and one in the rear. Its battery pack is considerably larger than the base i4’s, at 105.2-kW, but its range estimate of 300 miles is the same. BMW claims it’ll get to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
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The iX’s starting price of $84,195 puts it between the six-cylinder and V-8 versions of the three-row X7 gas SUV, but the iX is sized more like the smaller X5. It only has two rows of seats that provide five-passenger seating capacity.
BMW says that a sportier and more powerful iX M60 is on its way but isn’t providing details for that model quite yet. All we know is that it will have over 600 horsepower, and it’s likely to look a bit different and feature chassis upgrades as well. We also think its price will trend into six-figure territory.