the price and autonomy evolve to counter the Tesla Model 3

Available from 53,550 euros, all with a rather complete standard endowment, this new BMW i4 eDrive35 is clearly targeting the Tesla Model 3. But beware, autonomy and power are down.

BMW i4 eDrive 35

The number one competitor of the Tesla Model 3, the BMW i4 currently leads a very discreet life compared to the American sedan. But things could balance out a little more in the months to come, especially in France, since the BMW i4 finally finds itself in front of the Tesla Model 3 financially speaking. At least for the entry-level version, since the i4 eDrive35 starts from €53,550or 60 euros more than a basic Model 3.

Decreasing power and range

After the surge in prices for the American, it is the turn of the fall in prices for the German. BMW has just launched the new BMW i4 in its eDrive35 version on the French market. Technically, it is based on an eDrive40 version, but with a slightly deflated engine. The power goes from 340 to 286 hpthe engine is always placed at the level of the rear axle, which makes it a propulsion, and the performances are always respectable with a 0 to 100 km/h shot in 6 seconds.

On the other hand, there is a little more change concerning the battery. Its net capacity increases from 80.7 to 68.0 kWh, thus leading to a drop in autonomy. The 40 version could do 590 km on a single charge under the WLTP cycle, compared to 483 km for this variant 35. In terms of recharging, BMW announces up to 11 kW in alternating current and 180 kW in direct current.

The standard equipment is rather complete, the standard equipment includes LED optics, the two curved screens, the rear view camera, 17-inch rims, or the heat pump.

Not just American competition

Opposite, as stated above, the Tesla Model 3 has undergone numerous increases in recent months, as has the price of Supercharger recharges. The characteristics between the two models are quite similar, with a 0 to 100 km / h in 6.1 seconds, 491 km of autonomy and a fast charge of 170 kW.

The Kia EV6 can also be an interesting alternative to the BMW i4 and the Tesla Model 3. For 51,990 euros, you can opt for a 229 hp EV6 with a 77.4 kWh battery and a range of 528 km.

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