Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery

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  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    What you're looking at is the very first electric BMW to be given the full M treatment - the i4 M50
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    Exterior Highlights
    The not-so-popular grille has made it onto the all-electric i4, but obviously, it is closed off. The grille also has a matte surround as opposed to the gas car's chrome surrounds. You also can't miss the fake vents on the front bumper
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    Another way to distinguish a BMW i Model, from its gas-powered car's is the blue rings that surround the BMW logo
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    Being an EV, in order to make for the lack of exhaust, BMW has gone pretty beserk with the rear diffuser situation
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    Doug also pointed out that these 90s-style door handles seem to be making a comeback. Very strange indeed
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    Interior Highlights
    Stepping inside, what almost immediately grabs your attention is the massive screen that takes center stage
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    Two screens are contained within this single seamless panel mounted on the dash. You'll also find that this panel is ever so slightly pointed towards the driver, a BMW hallmark
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    The infotainment screen is running the latest Drive 8 software and has a vast app library. You can interact with it through voice, touch, the iDrive controller and gesture control
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    But thankfully, it's not all screens, and BMW has left a few buttons for the radio and drive modes
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    As with the exterior, the blue highlights continue onto the interior as well. Pushing down on the starter button plays a true sci-fi tone, which is surreal. It might take some getting used to
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    Rear Seat Situation
    Moving to the rear, Doug notes that legroom is pretty tight and the sloping roofline doesn't help either
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    Missed Opportunities
    He also notes that the rear footwell has a hump in the floor and there is no extra storage under the hood or frunk. Not what you'd expect from an EV
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    Cargo Area
    Finally, he takes a look at the cargo area. It is decent. While there is more room under the flat floor, it is occupied by this audio component part of the stereo system
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    Out on the road, Doug was particularly impressed by how quick and responsive the drive assist features are. He also noted that the heads-up display also displays audio information, a nice touch indeed
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
    So the i4 M50 is a Model 3 killer? It does have more power at 536 hp, it costs more than the Tesla and has a lesser range at just 270 miles as opposed to the Model 3's 315 miles
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
  • Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer? - gallery
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