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Like most people on here I imagine, I grew up a gear head and have been around cars my whole life, a lot of which being BMWs. I was reluctant about electric cars when they first came out but once I saw their potential for speed I was interested. I've waited on adding an EV to my garage because I want to stay with BMW and I'm glad I did because the i4 looks like a special car.
 

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Welcome!
I come from a similar background. What has your experience with EV's been like so far?
I test drove an i3 to see what it was like. Wasn't a fan of one-pedal driving and the size of the car. Other than that not much. How about you?
 

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Hi there!

I'm from Toronto, Ontario and have driven 3-Series cars since 2000, including a couple of 323s, two 328s and now have a 340i as a late life indulgence. I believe we are messing up the world for our kids with non-recyclable plastics, polluting vehicles and processed foods, so my wife and I hope to make a small impact by buying vehicles that do not run on fossil fuels and that are manufactured with minimal impact on the ecosystem. Apparently BMW is moving in the direction of lessening the company's impact on the environment.

I love cars that handle well and I have received exemplary support and service from my local BMW dealer, so it looks like the i4 may be in my future......assuming the price isn't too exorbitant!
 

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Hi there!

I'm from Toronto, Ontario and have driven 3-Series cars since 2000, including a couple of 323s, two 328s and now have a 340i as a late life indulgence. I believe we are messing up the world for our kids with non-recyclable plastics, polluting vehicles and processed foods, so my wife and I hope to make a small impact by buying vehicles that do not run on fossil fuels and that are manufactured with minimal impact on the ecosystem. Apparently BMW is moving in the direction of lessening the company's impact on the environment.

I love cars that handle well and I have received exemplary support and service from my local BMW dealer, so it looks like the i4 may be in my future......assuming the price isn't too exorbitant!
Welcome to the forum @Paul! Is the i4 going to be your first EV?
 

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Unless it's priced right out of my league, I'm only looking at the i4 at this point.
Completely understandable! BMW does fun sedans like no other.
Have you thought about how you would spec the i4 when the build & price page finally goes live?
 

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Completely understandable! BMW does fun sedans like no other.
Have you thought about how you would spec the i4 when the build & price page finally goes live?
To be honest, after driving the 340i for a few years and living in an urban environment, I don't have many chances to do 0-60MPH in 4.xx seconds and as I mentioned previously, I have become very conscious of my impact on the environment.

I've always said that given the option of driving a car that handles well or one that is very fast, I'll always take the option of having a great handling car. So.....I will likely go for an entry level i4 with an extended range, if that is available. I also consider myself to be an audiophile, so I'll go for any audio upgrades that may be offered. Heads-up display and surround view are also important to me (the 340i has spoiled me), but I won't think about other options until I see the Canadian prices for the i4.
 

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To be honest, after driving the 340i for a few years and living in an urban environment, I don't have many chances to do 0-60MPH in 4.xx seconds and as I mentioned previously, I have become very conscious of my impact on the environment.

I've always said that given the option of driving a car that handles well or one that is very fast, I'll always take the option of having a great handling car. So.....I will likely go for an entry level i4 with an extended range, if that is available. I also consider myself to be an audiophile, so I'll go for any audio upgrades that may be offered. Heads-up display and surround view are also important to me (the 340i has spoiled me), but I won't think about other options until I see the Canadian prices for the i4.
I'm curious to see what Harman/Kardon comes up with for the i4, not only with the sound system but with the acoustics. Hopefully they have something that'll make the i4 stand out against the competition.
 

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I'm curious to see what Harman/Kardon comes up with for the i4, not only with the sound system but with the acoustics. Hopefully they have something that'll make the i4 stand out against the competition.
I have a 512GB flash drive plugged into the USB port under the armrest of my 340i with approximately 1,500 albums on it in FLAC format. I am pretty happy with the sound of the Harman-Kardon, but wouldn't turn my nose down at a really nice in-car system.....unless it's priced like Porsche's Burmeister system at $5,600!
 

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Sorry. I meant that she will likely buy an EV after I get the i4. She currently is driving her second X3.
 
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