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Looking forward to learning more about the i4. I have been in the market for an EV for a few years, hopefully this will be the one (although a true Coupe would be my preference).
 

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Welcome to the forum @rwjr44! What things are you looking for the i4 to deliver for you to order one? Are you considering any other EVs?
Well I really like my 228i, it is really a refined sports car in disguise. The i4 seems to be a bit bigger than I would want BUT its range (if A Better Route Planner is reliable) is good enough for my travelling purposes.

I would hope for a more refined ride while maintaining high handling standards. I have always liked BMW's build quality and reliability (Perhaps I've just been lucky).

I have seriously considered Tesla cars but have been put off by my experiences with its personnel AND their build quality. I have looked at the iPace but it is too big. The Porsche is too expensive. The Polestar is not to my tastes.
 

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Well I really like my 228i, it is really a refined sports car in disguise. The i4 seems to be a bit bigger than I would want BUT its range (if A Better Route Planner is reliable) is good enough for my travelling purposes.

I would hope for a more refined ride while maintaining high handling standards. I have always liked BMW's build quality and reliability (Perhaps I've just been lucky).

I have seriously considered Tesla cars but have been put off by my experiences with its personnel AND their build quality. I have looked at the iPace but it is too big. The Porsche is too expensive. The Polestar is not to my tastes.
Is there a specific amount of range you'd need from the i4.

The 2 Series has been underrated in BMW's lineup. It really fits a need for enthusiasts. There have been rumours that BMW is working on an electric 2 Series but it's not clear if it's just a concept or an actual production model.

 

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Is there a specific amount of range you'd need from the i4.

The 2 Series has been underrated in BMW's lineup. It really fits a need for enthusiasts. There have been rumours that BMW is working on an electric 2 Series but it's not clear if it's just a concept or an actual production model.

I think the range specified by BMW would be fine. I usually stop for Breakfast and a snack so one longer stop and two short stops when travelling from Tidewater, VA -> Atlanta, GA would be fine. I am no longer in a hurry when making long trips. I would be a bit worried if I were travelling to Caribou, ME or some other isolated location.
 

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Welcome to the forum @rwjr44! What things are you looking for the i4 to deliver for you to order one? Are you considering any other EVs?
I was considering a Tesla Model 3 or Y but both are too plain for me. I am not a crossover or SUV fan. The minimalist interior of the Tesla is fine but the material looks cheap. I prefer sporty sedans. The i4 will replace my hybrid BMW 530e and be my fourth BMW and first EV.
 

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I was considering a Tesla Model 3 or Y but both are too plain for me. I am not a crossover or SUV fan. The minimalist interior of the Tesla is fine but the material looks cheap. I prefer sporty sedans. The i4 will replace my hybrid BMW 530e and be my fourth BMW and first EV.
Very exciting stuff @vestokes! With how BMW has priced the i4 it's a much more appealing package to me over a Model 3 or Model Y. What other BMWs have you owned along with the 530e?
 

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I had a 320i in the early 1980's and loved the vehicle. Now I am an empty nester with a soon to be 10 year old Subaru Outback who desperately wants to move to an EV. I had ordered a VW ID.4 but walked away over the range that came in at 250. I live in the midwest and frequently travel to a lake that is 250 miles away. Enroute there was only a level 2 charger. I would have needed to top off (slowly) to get to my destination where there was a fast charger. Back of the napkin math would have added 60 minutes to a 3.5 hour drive. It was a no go. I don't like the persistent quality issues with Tesla. I would love to wait until the new Subaru comes out, but they will likely not be distributed nationally in a time frame that works for me. At 300 miles of range, the i4 was the ticket ... though I really wish it was a crossover. I like to sit a little higher.
 

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I was considering a Tesla Model 3 or Y but both are too plain for me. I am not a crossover or SUV fan. The minimalist interior of the Tesla is fine but the material looks cheap. I prefer sporty sedans. The i4 will replace my hybrid BMW 530e and be my fourth BMW and first EV.
Very exciting stuff @vestokes! With how BMW has priced the i4 it's a much more appealing package to me over a Model 3 or Model Y. What other BMWs have you owned along with the 530e?
My first was a 1 series which I traded in because it was too small with very little trunk space. I replaced it with a 328i. My current is a 2019 BMW 530e.
 
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