Furthermore, the British publication says an all-electric version will arrive in the UK around 2020, offering equivalent performance to the current 313kW/630Nm 335d GT offered in Europe – which accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.
Projected driving range is said to be up to 500km from a circa-90kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with a starting price of less than 40,000 pounds ($69,863) to better compete with the upcoming Tesla Model 3.
BMW will introduce the battery-powered 4 Series GT in 2019, and the model is tentatively scheduled to go on sale the following year. Pricing information hasn’t been released yet, but it will need to start in the vicinity of $35,000 to compete head-to-head against the Tesla Model 3.
The car’s dynamic set-up has also been altered slightly to give a more involving drive. This means that the 4 Series has a lower centre of gravity – -40mm in the Coupe, -30mm in the Gran Coupe and -20mm in the Convertible – while the suspension has been stiffened. The car’s steering has also been upgraded, and all of these changes are designed to ensure that the 4 Series doesn’t roll as much and offers better response than before.
As mentioned, prices for the 4 Series range start at £32,580 for the 420i Coupe. This rises to £50,670 for the 435d xDrive Convertible.