New BMW i4 in-depth review: does it beat the Tesla Model 3?

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Published on 5 Apr 2022, 15:00
2022 BMW i4 review:
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The BMW i4 is the German brand’s long-awaited rival to the Polestar 2 and, particularly, the Tesla Model 3. It’s based on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, swapping a petrol engine for a powerful electric motor. There are standard and M versions available, but both officially manage over 300 miles of range and quick acceleration times. In fact, the i4 M50 could match a petrol-powered BMW M4 off the line! But the i4 is also impressive in the corners, being one of the best-driving EVs we’ve ever tested. It’ll appeal to company-car drivers and private buyers alike, thanks to low running costs and rock-bottom tax brackets. But is it the electric car to pick? Nicola puts it to the test.

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00:00 - Introduction
01:30 - Driving
04:13 - Range and charging
05:01 - Interior and technology
07:30 - Rear seats
08:15 - Boot space
08:37 - Dealmakers and dealbreakers
09:38 - Verdict