The new i4 uses BMW’s lighter, more compact, ‘fifth-generation’ eDrive powertrain, for greater efficiency and sleeker packaging. No rare earth materials are used to construct its 523-horsepower electric motor and its 80.0-kWh capacity battery pack uses two-thirds less cobalt than before. Designed to mirror the power of a V8 engine, it can still hit 0-100 km/h in four seconds. Fine-tuning ensures precisely controllable handling in every situation, with exceptional cornering dynamics and optimised traction in all weather and road conditions. In other words, BMW’s new i4 is a high-performing, exceptionally efficient, super-green machine.