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March 6, 2024

BMW Philippines Adds 544 Horsepower i4 M50 For P 5.990M (w/ Specs)

Following the launch of the BMW i4 eDrive35 last January 2024, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp, the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, brings in the more powerful variant: the BMW i4 M50.

As the first local BMW to offer both the i and M badges together, the i4 M50 is a compelling blend of practicality and performance. This four-door electric vehicle boasts a generous driving range, ideal for extended journeys, along with superior handling, and a meticulously crafted interior with premium materials. Furthermore, the BMW i4 M50 distinguishes itself through a cutting-edge infotainment system and a comprehensive suite of advanced driver-assistance features.

“The BMW i4 M50 is poised to change the minds of our customers towards electrification. This model proves that electric vehicles can also be powerful and enjoyable to drive, whether it’s in the city or the track. There’s so much potential in making EV driving even more exciting for the Philippine market and BMW is glad to be one of the premium brands that can make this happen,” says SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. President Mr. Spencer Yu.

The BMW i4 M50 comes with a dual motor setup providing 544 horsepower and 795 Nm of torque. 0 to 100 km/h is done in just 3.9 seconds. Moreover, the integration of M-specific chassis technology elevates driving dynamics to new levels, ensuring an enthralling experience on every journey. It also offers an impressive range of up to 520 kilometers on a single charge.

The i4 M50 has a visually striking presence with its LED headlights and large double kidney grille. For the i4 M50, the sides of the vehicle are accentuated with M high gloss Shadowline. This complements the 19-inch light alloy wheels designed in a sophisticated 861 M bicolor style with mixed tires and the M Sport brakes in blue for optimal performance.

The BMW i4 M50 offers a curated selection of three exterior colors: Alpine White, M Portimao Blue, and M Brooklyn Grey, catering to a range of preferences.

The interior environment seamlessly integrates a driver-centric cockpit with a luxurious ambiance, all within a generously sized and versatile cabin space. This includes features like M Sport seats, upholstered in Black Vernasca Leather with contrasting blue stitching, M Anthracite Rhombicle aluminum interior trim elements, and a M leather steering wheel.

The center console offers a functional layout with the transmission selector lever, BMW Controller, and function keys, alongside a storage shelf for wireless charging. Standard features like smartphone integration and a three-zone automatic climate control system with nanofiber filter technology are also included.

Model-specific drive sounds, including BMW IconicSounds Electric from renowned film composer Hans Zimmer, provide an invigorating aural accompaniment. The BMW Operating System 8.5 powers the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch control display. It also has a Harman Kardon surround sound system.

Like the i4 eDrive35, the BMW i4 M50 comes with BMW ConnectedDrive. Through BMW ConnectedDrive, customers gain access to the MyBMW App, empowering them to remotely control vehicle functions and access essential vehicle information directly from their smartphones, ensuring they always stay informed and in command. This also empowers both models with a series of capabilities including the Remote Software Upgrade and BMW Maps.

The BMW i4 M50 prioritizes driver safety with a comprehensive suite of camera and radar-based driver assistance features. Fitted as standard are the Reversing Assist Camera and the Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant.

This new model also comes with the BMW Driving Assistant package, which comes with: Lane Departure Warning with lane return; Lane Change Warning; Front Collision Warning with automatic braking; Pedestrian Warning; Rear Cross Traffic Warning; Rear Collision Prevention; and Manual Speed Limit Assist.

The BMW i4 M50 retails for P 5,990,000 and comes with a 5-year comprehensive BMW Warranty, a 6-year BMW Service Inclusive package, an 8-year high voltage battery warranty, and a BMW Wallbox charger that will be installed by a BMW i partner in the customer’s home.


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