Electric Range & Charging
Model dependent, the i4 is available with a claimed range of up to 365 miles. That range drops to 344 miles for our M Sport model.
At 344 miles, it is in a similar ballpark to the Tesla Model 3 Performance (340 miles), but, as its name suggests, the latter does come with improved performance figures.
During our review, we averaged around 3.4 miles per kWh, giving us a real-world range in the region of 280 miles. This remains competitive for this class, and, in the right conditions, I think there's the potential for this to be extended closer to the 300-mile mark.
The i4 is capable of charging at up to 200kW, which will take it from 20 to 80% in around 30 minutes. However, using the more common method of a 7kW home charger will take around 12 hours for a full charge.
For a long time, the Model 3 was the class leader for those considering an electric car lease deal, because of the charging advantages it held over the likes of the i4.
However, the BMW i4 is now one of the few non-Tesla EVs in the UK that are now able to use the Tesla Supercharger Network, meaning you can charge it alongside its biggest rival.
*Range figures are subject to driving habits and real-world conditions.