BMW is opening a new chapter in its history with the unveiling of the Concept i4 pure electric Gran Coupe.
BMW says that this is the model that will bring electric drive to the core of the BMW brand. It will herald a new era in Sheer Driving Pleasure.
More importantly, this concept previews the BMW i4, which is slated to enter production in 2021.
The BMW Concept i4 combines a modern, elegantly sporty design with the spaciousness and functionality of a four-door Gran Coupe.
It also promises to merge everyday usability and practicality. In other words, the best of both worlds.
The interior of the BMW Concept i4 focuses on those times when the driver chooses to pilot the car themselves. Every element in the cockpit is trained towards the driver.
A new BMW Curved Display teams up with the steering wheel to reveal a new take on driver orientation and offers a glimpse of the displays in production versions of the BMW iNEXT and BMW i4.
In the Concept i4, the surfaces of the information display and Control Display merge into a single unit inclined towards the driver.
This screen grouping optimises the presentation of information and makes the display’s touch operation more intuitive.
Advanced display tech with non-reflective glass also removes the need for a shroud to shade the displays and therefore contributes to an extremely uncluttered and airy cockpit.
Meanwhile, rear seat passengers will have a generously-sized compartment. It will offer levels of headroom and legroom that exceed the spaciousness expected in a coupe.
Integrated head restraints for the front and rear seats add further to the sporting feel. The cut-out in the head restraints is a classy detail that references sporty BMW models from the current lineup.