Norwegian Bjørn Nyland regularly performs car tests over 1,000 kilometers route and the latest car to join that select club is the BMW i4 eDrive40. According to the Nyland, the i4 40 managed to cross the 1,000 km distance in 9 hours and 20 minutes. The much more powerful BMW i4 M50 needed 10 hours and 10 minutes over the same distance, but the test as performed during the winter season which has an impact on the range. In February, Bjørn Nyland also sent a BMW iX xDrive50 to the 1,000-kilometer test and also needed 10 hours and 10 minutes.
The YouTuber says that that the current hype surrounding the 800-volt technology of some vehicles is unjustified. In real life, he showcases that BMW i4 eDrive40 can also be used with the 400-volt charging technology with more than 200 kW. Of course, he also recommends to resort to fast charging only when absolute needed since it can have an effect on your battery life. The BMW i4 doesn’t sacrifice any charge time versus the Tesla Model 3, either. The Model 3 can technically charge faster, at 250 kW compared to the i4’s 200 kW, however the BMW i4 can charge at its peak speed for longer, allowing both cars to recharge about 80 percent of their battery in 30 minutes.
The BMW i4 eDrive40 uses a single rear-mounted motor, making 250 kW (335 horsepower), which is fed electricity by an 84 kWh battery pack (81.5 kWh usable). On Level 2, the BMW i4 can charge up to 11 kW, which will take the vehicle from 0 to 100 percent in just under 8 hours. The DC fast charger can charge up to 90 miles of range in 10 minutes at top speed. Let’s take a look!