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BMW i4 M50 outperforms its official EPA range in real-world test

In a real-world test, the beautiful BMW i4 M50 surpassed its EPA range by a quite significant margin (Image: BMW)
In a real-world test, the beautiful BMW i4 M50 surpassed its EPA range by a quite significant margin (Image: BMW)
Reviewers of the brand-new BMW i4 M50 were able to travel up to 268 miles on a single charge, which means that the electric sports sedan from Germany exceeded its officially estimated EPA range of just 227 miles by a solid 18%.

It's a well-known fact that consumers should always take the official range estimates of electric cars with a grain of salt. In certain conditions, EV buyers and reviewers have recorded a noticeably lower range per charge as the popular Kia EV6 for example missed its WLTP range by up to 45%. Fortunately, the new BMW i4 has now come out on the opposite side of the inaccurate range issue.

According to a report by the automotive publication Edmunds, the 2022 BMW i4 M50 is able to travel 268 miles on a single charge of its 84 kWh battery. The range test included 60% city driving and 40% highway driving in the greater Los Angeles area. Officially, the EPA projects that the sporty electric sedan with the optional 20-inch wheels can only drive 227 miles on a full charge, which means that this official range estimate was beaten by a solid 41 miles or 18%. The reviewer calculated that the BMW i4 consumed 34.1 kWh per 100 miles during the real-world range test.

However, Edmunds also notes that the BMW i4 M50 range test was conducted at ideal temperatures of 75 degrees Fahrenheit (about 24°C), and that the Pirelli P Zero performance summer tires were inflated to the factory-recommended pressure of 39 psi in the front and 45 psi in the rear. While a better-than-expected efficiency and range is always a pleasant surprise, the reviewer also recommends that prospective buyers of the 2022 BMW i4 take a look at the slower but even more efficient single-motor base model, which should be able to travel more than 300 miles on a single charge.

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-05- 2 (Update: 2022-05- 2)