The Technology and Features of the BMW i-Series

October 12th, 2022 by

The BMW i-Series for 2022 includes the BMW iX SAV, and the i4 and i7 sedans. Each of these full-electric vehicles combines strong efficiency and performance with a wide range of connectivity and safety features.

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The BMW i-Series is BMW’s family of electric vehicles. The i-Series includes multiple different vehicle types. In America, the BMW iX SAV is available in two models: the BMW iX xDrive 50 and the iX M60. The BMW i4 sedan offers the i4 eDrive40 and M50. The BMW i7 sedan is also available in a single model.

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sedan was discontinued in 2020 after a six-year run.

BMW i-Series Overview

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BMW markets its X series of vehicles as SAVs, rather than SUVs. An SAV is built like an SUV, but with a more sports car-like driving experience. 

The 2022 BMW iX xDrive 50 model offers superior range, while the M60 trades some range for a more powerful performance. In peak conditions, the 516 horsepower xDrive 50 can travel up to 324 miles on a single charge. The 610 horsepower M60 gets 280 miles on a full charge.

The BMW iX is equipped with all of the luxuries that drivers expect from BMW. For the cabin, consumers can choose between SensaTec or perforated leather seats. The iX also offers comfort in the form of a standard heating steering wheel and heated front seats and armrests.

Staying connected in the iX is very easy, with wireless connectivity, Apple CarPlay and the full suite of BMW ConnectedDrive services.

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The BMW i4 also comes in two models, one equipped for long range driving, and the other equipped with a stronger powertrain. The BMW i4 eDrive 40 is a long-range model, getting up to 301 miles on a single charge. The eDrive 40 can reach a charge status of over 100 miles in just 10 minutes using a DC Fast Charger.

The BMW i4 M50 delivers up to 536 horsepower and is capable of traveling 270 miles on a full charge.

Like the iX, the BMW i4 offers a wide range of connectivity features. Every i4 model can be equipped with 5G capabilities.

In the i4, you can find a large 15-inch information display touch screen mounted on the center dashboard. This screen gives you access to entertainment, navigation, diagnostics, and more. 

Like all BMW vehicles, the i4 is equipped with industry-leading safety features. Lane departure warning, parking assist, and frontal collision warning are all available on the BMW i4.

BMW i7

The BMW i7 is available in just a single model. The i7 has a fully-electric range of 318 miles. The 536 horsepower sedan can go from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 149 MPH.

The i7 takes a minimalist approach to its luxury design on both exterior and interior. The i7 is available in 14 different colors, with an array of other features to choose from as well.

The cabin is one of the most spacious available in any LEV sedan on the market. In fact, the rear row of seats has up to 42.8-inches of legroom, more than an inch greater than the front row seats. Every seat in the i7 is both heated and ventilated, maximizing comfort even more.

One of the most striking features available in the i7 is the rear 31-inch BMW theater screen. This screen provides high-resolution entertainment for your passengers in the back, making it one of the most unique luxury vehicles anywhere.

The BMW i7 is also equipped with an array of charging stations, wireless capabilities, and BMW’s full suite of advanced safety and driver assistance features.

The Ray Catena Auto Group team brings you expertise and courteous service no matter what LEV you have in mind. Visit us at Ray Catena BMW of Westchester or learn more about the i-Series in our review.

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