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2023 BMW i4 M50 Is the Strong, Silent Type

The i4 M50 four-door coupe doubles down on electrification with a dual-motor powertrain and 536 whisper quiet horsepower.

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BMW's i4 electric sedan is based on the 4 Series Gran Coupe.

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The M50 steps up to a dual-motor electric all-wheel drive system.

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Total output is stated at 536 horsepower with a rear-biased 586 pound-feet of torque.

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19-inch wheels are standard with an option to upgrade to 20s with performance tires.

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Up front, the 4 Series' open grille has been replaced by self-healing polymer panels. Small scratches disappear from the glossy surface after just a few warm days.

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Aside from the grille, the i4 is indistinguishable from the gasoline-powered 4 Series.

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Internally, the electric sedan hides its battery pack beneath the cabin floor, which costs it a bit of second-row and cargo space.

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Depending on the wheels chosen, drivers can expect between 227 and 270 miles of range between charges.

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At a Level 2 AC station, the 83.9-kilowatt-hour battery charges to full in 8.5 hours.

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Plug into a 200-kW DC fast charger to rapidly charge from 10% to 80% in just 30 minutes. BMW includes 2 years of complimentary 30-minute Electrify America sessions for new i4 owners.

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The M50 variant is, of course, more expensive than the single-motor i4 eDrive40 model and has less range. The extra power is so good, though.

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Check out the full review of the 2023 BMW i4 M50 to learn why this is my favorite version of the 4 Series chassis and one of the most fun EVs I've driven this year.

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