It’s been known for some time that one of BMW’s upcoming electric vehicles is going to be some sort of four-door coupe, similar in style to the 4 Series Gran Coupe. We’ve also known that this car is going to be called the BMW i4, as it was recently announced by BMW CEO Harald Krüger. However, up until now, we’ve yet to see any sort of real production version of it, only concepts and renderings. Now, though, some spy photos have cropped up, showing off what might be the BMW i4. (We don’t own the photos but see them here)
The potential BMW i4 in question is a heavily wrapped test mule that’s sitting on the back of a car carrier. Now, we have no way of knowing for sure if this is the actually the i4 or not but there are a lot of hints towards it being so.
For instance, there’s the big “Electric Test Vehicle” sign on its rear bumpers. While it’s possible that could mean it’s a plug-in hybrid, we don’t see a charge port on the front fender, nor are there any visible exhaust pipes. So it would seem that this is a fully-electric vehicle.
When you factor its likely BEV nature in with the fact that it wears similar styling to the 4 Series Gran Coupe, it being a BMW i4 starts to seem more and more likely.
If this is in fact a BMW i4, its styling seems as if it could launch tomorrow. The design language it wears is strikingly similar to that of all new BMWs, such as the new 3 Series. Though, it does more closely resemble the upcoming 4 Series we’ve seen in other spy photos, due to its smooth surfaces, sharp headlights and built-in rear decklid spoiler.
We’re going to be keeping a close eye out for any updates because the BMW i4 is going to be a hugely important and exciting car for the brand. So if this is indeed it, we’re going to be very interested.