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January 19, 2024

BMW Philippines Launches i4 EV Gran Coupe For P 4.490M (w/ Specs)

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation has launched the latest member of the all-electric BMW i family and this one serves as their most affordable entry yet: the BMW i4.

Priced at P 4,490,000, it’s P 500,000 less than its SUV derivative, the BMW iX3 M Sport.

Embodying the brand’s “Sheer Driving Pleasure” but re-engineered for the electric age, the BMW i4 locally comes in the i4 eDrive35 guise. This means packing the fifth-generation eDrive technology producing 286 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The 70.2-kWh battery is enough to deliver up to 483 kilometers on a single charge.

Riding on a flexible vehicle architecture shared with the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, it actually has a lower center of gravity than a BMW 3 Series, while its optimized aerodynamics with just 0.24 co-efficient of drag, long wheelbase, and wide tracks provide the perfect recipe for agility and comfort.

While the general design execution is close to that of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (including the frameless doors and tailgate), the BMW i4 does send out its own unique flair courtesy of the BMW i Blue accents found around the exterior, including in the largely blanked off kidney grille. Standard features include 19-inch aerodynamic wheels with mixed tires, automatic LED headlights, front and rear park distance sensors, a rearview camera, automatic tailgate, and rain-sensing wipers.

The interior is a mix of the traditional and the high-tech. The BMW Operating System 8.5 with BMW Live Cockpit Plus is present with a clear focus on touchscreen functionality. The BMW Curved Display integrates the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster with the 14.9-inch control display behind a glass surface angled towards the driver. Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard and so is a 12-speaker BMW HiFi system. Occupants are treated to Sensatec perforated upholstery, “Mesheffect” aluminum trim finishers, and an anthracite-colored M headliner. The driver gets electric seats with memory, a sports leather steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The BMW i4 eDrive35 comes in three colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire, and Skyscraper Gray. It has a standard with a 5-year or 200,000-kilometer comprehensive warranty, free service for six years, an 8-year electric battery warranty, and a free BMW Wallbox Charger that delivers 7 kWh power output.

THE BMW i4 eDrive35 is on display at the Karrera Showroom in Alabang from January 19 (3 PM onwards) to January 20 to 21 (9 AM onwards).

2024 BMW i4 eDrive35 Philippine Specifications

Technical Data

  • Engine: Fifth-Generation BMW eDrive Technology
  • Range: 406-483 kilometers (WLTP)
  • Transmission: Single-speed Automatic with Fixed Ratio
  • Output: 286 horsepower
  • Torque: 400 Nm
  • Top Speed: 190 km/h
Exterior Features
  • 19-inch Aerodynamic Wheels (Style 855) with Mixed Tires
  • BMW LED Headlights
  • Park Distance Control (Front & Rear)
  • Rear View Camera
  • Rain Sensor and Automatic Driving Lights Control
  • Automatic Operation of Tailgate
  • Comfort Access System
  • Exterior Line Satin Aluminum
Interior Features
  • Sensatec Perforated Upholstery
  • Interior Trim Finishers in Mesheffect
  • Sport Seats for Driver and Front Passenger
  • Galvanic Embellishers for Controls
  • Electric Seat Adjustment with Memory Function for Driver’s Seat
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Interior Rearview Mirror w/ Anti-Dazzle Function
  • M Headliner in Anthracite
  • Storage Compartment Package
  • Widescreen Display
Comfort & Convenience Features
  • Automatic Start/Stop Function
  • BMW IconicSounds – Electric
  • Driving Experience Control
  • Brake Energy Regeneration
  • Cruise Control w/ Braking Function
  • Sport Leather Steering Wheel w/ Multifunction Buttons
  • Parking Assistant
  • Interior and Exterior Mirror Package
  • ConnectedDrive Services
  • Wireless Charging Tray
Entertainment, Communication, and Information
  • BMW Live Cockpit Plus
  • iDrive Operating System 8.5
  • BMW HiFi 12-pc Loudspeaker System
  • Smartphone Integration
Safety Features
  • Acoustic Protection for Pedestrians
  • Active Protection
  • Airbags x 8
  • Crash Sensor
  • Antilock Braking System
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Side Impact Protection
  • Automatic Lock When Driving Away
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Tire Repair Kit
  • Warning Triangle w/ First Aid Kit

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