Comparison between:
- 2015 BMW i3 22 kWh
- 2022 BMW i4 M50
- 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2015 BMW i3 22 kWh2022 BMW i4 M502022 BMW i4 eDrive40
2015 BMW i3 22 kWh2022 BMW i4 M502022 BMW i4 eDrive40
Model alias-i4 M50i4 eDrive 40
Trim22 kWh--
Model year201520222022
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe
Price-USD 65,900 (USA, Jun 2021)
GBP 63,905 (UK, Jun 2021)
USD 55,400 (USA, Jun 2021)
GBP 51,905 (UK, Jun 2021)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackCoupeCoupe
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Steel
Aluminium
Steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsIonic Silver Metallic
Capparis White
Laurel Gray Metallic
Andesite Silver Metallic
Solar Orange Metallic
Arravani Gray
Alpine White
Sunset Orange Metallic
Mineral White Metallic
Black Sapphire Metallic
Skyscraper Gray Metallic
Sanremo Green Metallic
M Portimao Blue Metallic
Dravit Gray Metallic
Tanzanite Blue Metallic
M Brooklyn Gray Metallic
Aventurine Red Meta
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Interior colorsCarum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Black
Tacora Red
Oyster
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Number of doors555
Number of seats455
Length157.4 in
3999 mm
188.3 in
4783 mm
188.3 in
4783 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
72.9 in
1852 mm
72.9 in
1852 mm
Width with mirrors80.2 in
2037 mm
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Height62.1 in
1578 mm
57.0 in
1448 mm
57.0 in
1448 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
112.4 in
2856 mm
112.4 in
2856 mm
Front track61.9 in
1572 mm
62.6 in
1589 mm
63.0 in
1601 mm
Rear track61.3 in
1557 mm
63.2 in
1606 mm
64.2 in
1630 mm
Clearance5.5 in
140 mm
4.9 in
125 mm
4.9 in
125 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
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Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
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Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
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Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
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Front legroom40.5 in
1029 mm
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Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
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Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
470.0 l
16.60 ft3
0.47 m3
470.0 l
16.60 ft3
0.47 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1290.0 l
45.56 ft3
1.29 m3
1290.0 l
45.56 ft3
1.29 m3
Curb weight2634.52 lb
1195 kg
5048.59 lb
2290 kg
4684.82 lb
2125 kg
Payload936.96 lb
425 kg
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GVWR3571.49 lb
1620 kg
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Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.25 Cd0.24 Cd
Additional informationCurb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1270 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1695 kg
Weight distribution front / rear - 48.1 / 51.9 %
Maximum axle load from / rear - 1270 / 1550 kg
Maximum trailer load braked / unbraked - 1600 / 750 kg
Maximum roofload / towbar download - 75 / 75 kg
Weight distribution front / rear - 45.1 / 54.9 %
Maximum axle load from / rear - 1140 / 1550 kg
Maximum trailer load braked / unbraked - 1600 / 750 kg
Maximum roofload / towbar download - 75 / 75 kg

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMWBMWBMW
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRearRear
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
230 kW
308.4 hp
312.7 ps
250 kW
335.3 hp
339.9 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm8000 - 17000 rpm8000 - 17000 rpm
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
-430 Nm
43.8 kgm
317.2 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modesComfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
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Additional information-BMW 5th Gen eDrive technology
System torque - 790 Nm (586 lb-ft)
System power-to-weight ratio - 8.2 kg/kW
BMW 5th Gen eDrive technology

Second electric motor

Information about the model's second motor and its performance.

Manufacturer-BMW-
Motor type-Permanent magnet synchronous-
Location-Front-
Power-190 kW
254.8 hp
258.3 ps
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Maximum power RPM-8000 - 17000 rpm-
Regenerative braking-Yes-
Additional features-BMW 5th Gen eDrive technology-

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed77.7 mph
125.0 km/h
139.8 mph
225.0 km/h
118.1 mph
190.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.20 s3.90 s5.70 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph6.90 s--
Additional informationEco Pro+ mode top speed - 90 km/h--

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeNEDC: 118.1 mi / 190.0 km
EPA: 80.8 mi / 130.0 km
WLTP: 316.9 mi / 510.0 kmWLTP: 366.6 mi / 590.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 12.9 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 25 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 27 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 111 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 124 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 137 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 24 kWh/100 kmWLTP, CMB: 20 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+A+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle9.86 m
32.35 ft
12.5 m
41.01 ft
12.5 m
41.01 ft
Additional information-Variable sport steering with Servotronic
Steering ratio - 14.1:1
Optional variable sport steering
Steering ratio - 15.5:1

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)All-wheel drive (AWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio9.665-8.774

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Double-joint spring strut axle
Hydraulically damped torque strut bearing
Double-joint spring strut axle
Hydraulically damped torque strut bearing
Rear suspensionMulti-link
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Five-link axle
Optional air suspension with automatic self-levelling
Five-link axle
Optional air suspension with automatic self-levelling

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Additional information-Front - four-piston fixed calipers
Rear - single-piston floating calipers
Front - four-piston fixed calipers
Rear - single-piston floating calipers

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
8.5Jx18
9Jx18
7.5Jx17

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/70R19 84Q
155/70R19
155/60R20
175/60R19
175/55R20
245/45R18 100Y
255/45R18 103Y
255/55R17 101Y

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerSamsung SDI--
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity22 kWh83.9 kWh83.9 kWh
Number of cells96--
Number of modules8--
Voltage360 V398.5 V398.5 V
Weight449.74 lb
204 kg
1212.54 lb
550 kg
1212.54 lb
550 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Additional informationThe net battery capacity is 18.8 kWh
Battery warming system
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Net battery capacity - 80.9 kWh
Prismatic cells
Net battery capacity - 80.9 kWh
Prismatic cells

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeHousehold charging, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox, 7.4 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW
Wallbox, 11 kW
DC fast charging, 210 kW
Wallbox, 11 kW
DC fast charging, 210 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging port-Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.4 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.4 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeDC fast charging, 0:22
BMW i Wallbox, 2:59
Household charging, 5:57
DC fast charging, 0:31
Wallbox 11 kW, 8:30
DC fast charging, 0:31
Wallbox 11 kW, 8:30

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresRear cupholders (S)
Adaptive Cruise/Speed Control (O)
Brake Assist System (S)
Collision Warning System (O)
Cornering Brake Control (S)
Electronic Brake Distribution (S)
Electronic hand brake (S)
Engine Start Button (S)
Front and side airbags (S)
Front radar (O)
Full-length side curtain airbags (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Low Tire Pressure Indicator (S)
Parking distance sensors (O)
Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar (S)
Passenger Assist Handles (S)
Rear camera and radar (O)
Service Interval Indicator (S)
Standard Cruise/Speed Control (S)
Theft Deterrent System (S)
12V power outlet (S)
200GB internal HD (O)
AM/FM Radio, Digital Radio (S)
Bluetooth (S)
BMW Apps (O)
BMW ConnectedDrive (S)
BMW Online with MyInfo (O)
Coming Home Device (S)
Garage Door Opener (S)
Internal HD (S)
Keyless entry (S)
MP3 Player (O)
Multi-funciton touchscreen (O)
Navigation (S)
Remote Audio Controls (S)
Satellite radio (S)
4 x sepakers, standard audio system (S)
Smart Card/Key (S)
12 x speakers, 360 watt, Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound (O)
Telematics (S)
Trip computer (S)
Voice-activating system (O)
Wide Screen Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info (O)
Climate control (S)
Remote control (S)
Ventilation System (S)
Head Restraints (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Isofix Preparation (S)
Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping (S)
Door Entry Light (S)
Power Locks (S)
Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key) (S)
Power windows (S)
Remote Trunk/Hatch Release (S)
Sunroof (S)
Tinted glass windows (S)
Zone-tinted windshield with wipers (S)
Automatic rear-view mirror (S)
Body-color driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signals (S)
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror (S)
Memory adjustment (S)
Headlight Control (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Cargo Area Cover (S)
Leather (S)
Leather and wool cloth (S)
Sensatec and sustainable cloth (S)
Adaptive M suspension (S)
ARB technology (bear-actuator wheel slip limitation) (S)
Automatic Brake System (ABS) (S)
Automatic Stability Control (ASC) (S)
Belt latch tensioner and force limiter on front seats (S)
Cornering Brake Control (CBC) (S)
Crash sensors (S)
Drive-off Assistant (S)
Driver and front passenger front airbags (S)
Driver and front passenger side airbags (S)
Dry Braking function (S)
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) (S)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) (S)
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) (S)
Fading compensation (S)
Front and rear seats head airbargs (S)
Hill Descent Control (HDC) (S)
Performance control (S)
Three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats (S)
Trailer stability control (S)
Tyre pressure indicator (S)
Leather (O)
Microfiber / Sensatec (S)
ARB technology (bear-actuator wheel slip limitation) (S)
Automatic Brake System (ABS) (S)
Automatic Stability Control (ASC) (S)
Belt latch tensioner and force limiter on front seats (S)
Cornering Brake Control (CBC) (S)
Crash sensors (S)
Drive-off Assistant (S)
Driver and front passenger front airbags (S)
Driver and front passenger side airbags (S)
Dry Braking function (S)
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) (S)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) (S)
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) (S)
Fading compensation (S)
Front and rear seats head airbargs (S)
Hill Descent Control (HDC) (S)
Performance control (S)
Three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats (S)
Trailer stability control (S)
Tyre pressure indicator (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationWhat's new for 2015?
Heated front seats
satellite radio and DC fast charging are now standard.
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