What is the i4?
The 2024 BMW i4 is an all-electric luxury sedan and the most affordable EV in BMW's lineup. The i4 is essentially an electrified version of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, sharing that car's basic design both inside and out. The tech and driver aids carry over too, which is all generally a good thing. While rivals like the Mercedes EQE look and feel different from the rest of Mercedes' models, the i4 is simply another BMW, albeit one with an all-electric powertrain.
The i4 comes in a few basic flavors with varying levels of performance, range, available all-wheel drive and more. We've driven a few versions of the i4 in Edmunds' real-world EV range testing, and they've outperformed their EPA estimates. That's true of other BMWs, too, like the iX SUV and full-size i7 sedan, which both exceeded their EPA estimates in our testing. BMW's latest in-car tech is among the best out there, and the car is generally comfortable and nice to drive.
Price is an issue, though. The i4 is priced higher to start than most rivals, though it does offer a more premium feel than most. Some of those rivals include the Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2, Mercedes-Benz EQE and Genesis GV60. Given that the i4 still feels fresh from its debut in 2022, we don't expect any major changes to the i4 for 2024.