BMW is now bringing the i4 to the Chinese market after the iX. The e-sedan will be offered in China in two variants as the i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 at prices starting at 449,900 yuan and 539,900 yuan, respectively.
This corresponds to prices of the equivalent of 62,800 euros for the i4 eDrive40 and 75,380 euros for the i4 M50. In Germany, the base price for the rear-wheel drive version is 58,300 euros. Chinese media compare the i4 with the announced Nio ET5 - in length, both models differ by only half a centimeter. The difference in price is much greater: the Nio is available from 328,000 yuan (45,800 euros) or already from 258,000 yuan (36,000 euros) if you order the ET5 with battery rental.
Later in the year, the electric version of the 3 Series should also be launched in China. An electric 3 Series based on the long-wheelbase version is already listed on the homepage of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), where vehicles must be registered before they can go on sale in China. The power output is listed on the MIIT page as 250 kW, which is exactly the same as the i4 eDrive 40.
BMW recently acquired a 75 percent majority stake in its China joint venture with Brilliance, and plans to build another plant in China to increase its production capacity, including for electric models.