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The BMW i4 electric sedan has launched in Singapore

Derryn Wong
25/03/2022
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
Efficiency19.kWh/100km*23.5kWh/100km**
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 

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About the Author

Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's chief editor brings 15 years of experience in automotive journalism. Previously, he was the editor for Top Gear Singapore, and a presenter for CNA's Cruise Control motoring segment. He's contributed to The Business Times, Today, and many other publications, and also covered technology as editor of Stuff magazine. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he is the Chief Slave of two cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong

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