The BMW i4 electric sedan has launched in Singapore

Derryn Wong
2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 launch - CarBuyer Singapore - front rolling shot

Cheaper than a 430i: BMW’s first electric sedan, a fastback, debuts in Singapore at a surprising S$312k with COE  

UPDATE: Almost 500km on one charge? Read our in-depth review of the BMW i4 eDrive40 in Singapore!

We test the BMW i4 on the road in Singapore and put it through our CarBuyer practicality tests!

SINGAPORE – BMW’s first electric sedan, the i4, has launched here with a price of S$311,888  with COE. 

That makes it one of the cheapest versions of the 4 Series Gran Coupe you can buy, with the 420i GC at around S$300k, and the 430i GC at S$450k. 

Like the iX3, VES works in the car’s favour, since it nabs the best VES rating possible – A1 for a S$25k discount – and it presumably also benefits from EEAI, gaining another s$20k rebate. 

2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 launch - CarBuyer Singapore - rear 3/4 shot

An electric version of the 4 Series Gran Coupe, the car is available at launch in i4 eDrive40 model variant. BMW says limited units of the high-performance i4 M50 will be available to Singapore at a later date. Considering the price of the eDrive40, we expect the i4 M50 to cost below S$450k with COE. 

2022 BMW i4 M50 launch - CarBuyer Singapore - front 3/4

With the M50 model shoring up the sporty M side of things, the normal i4 eDrive40 comes only in one variant, with no M Sport additions. The i4 eDrive40 has a single motor driving its rear-wheels, something BMW fans, or fans of driving, could appreciate.

The i4 eDrive40 has a 340hp / 430Nm electric motor, which delivers a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds, and a top speed of 190km/h. The LTA homologated efficiency figure is 19.7kWh/100km, which means a range of at least 420km from its 81.5kWh (net) battery pack. 

2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 launch - CarBuyer Singapore - interior cabin

The car also has a generous standard equipment list: The new BMW Curved Display (14.9-inch main screen, 12.3-inch driver’s display, running BMW OS 8 like the iX), wireless phone charger, BMW’s Connected suite of services and remote app control, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a mode 2 charging cable, and a wallbox.

For a more in-depth technical look at the i4 including details on its motors, layout, body construction and the ideas behind it, read our news coverage of its international announcement. 

Model BMW i4 eDrive40BMW i4 M50
Power/Torque 340hp / 430Nm544hp / 795Nm
Performance0-100km/h,Top speed5.7s, 190km/h 3.9 seconds, 225km/h
Weight (EU)2075kg 2225kg
Battery80.7kWh net80.7kWh net
Range460km*Up to 510km** 
Charge time8.5h to 100% at 11kW
31min from 10 to 80% at 210kW
8.5h to 100% at 11kW
31min from 10 to 80% at 210kW

*LTA homologated figures
**WLTP non-LTA homologated figures 


4 series bmw electric EV executive gran coupe i4 i4 edrive40 i4 m50 sedan

About the Author

Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's former chief editor was previously the editor for Top Gear Singapore and a presenter for CNA's Cruise Control motoring segment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CarBuyer – Revolutionizing The Online Car Marketplace In Singapore

Buy Used And New Cars Online
Start your car buying journey with CarBuyer as we connect you seamlessly to the industry’s best CaseTrust-SVTA accredited car dealerships. As a one stop car online portal you can now buy your new ride, be it a pre-owned car or a brand new car from trusted dealers all over Singapore, all in one place. Our ever expanding listing of quality and covet-worthy cars, new and second hand, from both owners and trusted car dealers, will leave you spoilt for choice. Refine your search by vehicle type, registration year, price, mileage, engine type, transmission, annual depreciation value and more to find the car that best suits your needs, taste and lifestyle. You can even search for your car by dealer or directly by owner.

Sell Your Car In An Instant With Confidence
We all know how selling a car in Singapore can be a daunting task especially for a first time car seller; from trying to get a valuation for your car, finding a trusted dealer, to getting the best quote on your vehicle. CarBuyer understands the hassle and even the costs involved and have as such partnered with Huawei to develop a FIRST in Southeast Asia AI car valuation tool that is able to provide a car’s resale value at the snap of a finger. Backed with a consortium of trusted CaseTrust-SVTA accredited car dealers you can be assured that you are getting the best price for your vehicle and do not have to worry about any hidden costs.

The Ultimate Car Shopping Experience Online
CarBuyer platform is the first of its kind to be backed by Huawei’s Artificial Intelligence and cloud computing, enabling it to be able to offer users transparency and enhanced security, all with the one aim of enhancing customer experience. So come on over to buy and sell used cars online at the best prices at CarBuyer Singapore. Connect easily with dealers in real-time via our online video call feature, or schedule a test drive when you’re ready. Have some questions? Get them answered instantly with our chatbot moderated by our responsive team. Stay in the loop with our car-related tips, reviews and news. Learn the ins-and-outs of your car, as well as global and Singapore’s car updates at your own pace.