Autobahn BMW: A Quick Guide to BMW’s Electric Vehicle Lineup


Cost Savings

The first question people ask about electric vehicles is, what’s the cost to run an EV compared to a gasoline vehicle?

We will use a gasoline 2023 BMW 430i Gran Coupe and a 2023 BMW i4 eDrive40 Gran Coupe for this comparison.

According to the EPA, the annual fuel cost to run the gasoline 430i Gran Coupe is $2,150. Meanwhile, the all-electric i4 Gran Coupe costs around $700 to charge. So that’s an annual savings of $1,450 per year if you switch to the all-electric i4!

*Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices.
https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=45604&id=45992

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Better for the Environment

Better for the Environment

Electric vehicles do not generate tailpipe emissions. And even when you factor in the pollution caused by charging or manufacturing an EV, research shows that EVs still produce a lower amount of greenhouse gases versus gasoline vehicles.* Once you factor in renewable energy sources like wind and solar, EV’s potential to reduce pollution is even more significant!

The current lineup of BMW i all-electric vehicles is the second generation of EVs from BMW, after the i3 and i8. As such, the current generation of BMW EVs are focused on bringing a blend of luxury, technology, power, and driving experience that BMW is known for.

*https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/electric-vehicle-myths


Charging your all-electric BMW vehicle
There are multiple ways to charge your electric vehicle. Thanks to the collaboration with other marques, there is now a standard plug and method to charge your car. BMW has a partnership with Electrify America, but you can use other charging networks such as Chargepoint, EVGo, and more to charge your vehicle. These charging networks primarily offer Level 2 Charging, with a few also offering DC Fast Charging. 
More importantly, you can also charge your vehicle at home with a Level 1 or Level 2 charger. These chargers can be easily installed at your home. In the case of a Level 1 Charger, every electric BMW comes with the charger, so plug it into any available outlet in your garage, and it will charge the vehicle! A Level 2 Charger, on the other hand, runs off 240 volts, similar to your washer and dryer; as such, it needs to be professionally installed by an electrician in your home. 

Below is a quick chart showing the differences between a DC Fast Charger, Level 2, and Level 1 charger:


The all-electric BMW lineup:

BMW i4

The BMW i4:

Delivering class-defining style and unbridled performance, the all-electric BMW i4 Gran Coupe delivers the luxury and performance you expect from a BMW.

Starting MSRP: $51,400

Range: Up to 301 miles

Discover The i4

BMW i7

The BMW i7:

Offering next-level innovation, visionary design, powerful dynamics, and an out-of-this-world interior, the all-electric BMW i7 is a BMW to drive the world.

Starting MSRP: $119,300

Range: Up to 318 miles

Discover The i7

Public Charge

The BMW iX:

Cutting-edge performance, technology, and luxury with the comfort of a midsized SAV: the all-electric BMW iX Sports Activity Vehicle is the new electric standard.

Starting MSRP: $84,100

Range: Up to 324 miles

Discover The iX

 


Purchase your all-electric BMW

How to purchase your all-electric BMW:

Unfortunately, all-electric BMWs are still being affected by the global supply chain issue. As such, one of the easiest ways to get your own all-electric BMW is to get on our allocation lists. Contact us at 817-336-0885 or stop by our showroom and one of our BMW Client Advisors will help you build your dream all-electric BMW vehicle and then place you on the allocation list for your chosen BMW. Lead times vary but once your Client Advisor confirms that BMW is about to produce your vehicle then you can expect it in 3-6 months.

Additionally, we occasionally get extra units and keep them in stock and available for immediate delivery so keep your eyes open on our BMW i inventory page and you might get lucky and find one.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do the 2023 BMW EVs get the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit?
    • With the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022, BMW EVs do not get the tax credit after January 1, 2023. The federal government requires the final assembly of all EVs to be completed in the United States; as such, the all-electric BMW EVs do not qualify as they are built outside of the United States.
  • Where can I find charging stations in Fort Worth?
  • How can I install a Level 2 Charger at home?
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