The 2023 BMW i4 is a stylish and powerful electric sedan that competes with the Genesis Electrified G80. Built from a pre-existing automotive platform, the i4 offers a competitive range and power without starting from scratch. In this article, we will review the i4 in detail, along with the top five electric cars of 2023.
Performance and Range
The BMW i4 features a 87.2-kWh battery and 365 all-wheel-drive horsepower, guaranteeing 282 miles of EPA-estimated range on a full charge. The car has a 530 horsepower electric motor and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds. However, it falls behind the Tesla Model S in terms of driving range. The limited availability and unreliability of public charging locations remain an issue for electric cars.
Interior and Design
The i4 has an elegant interior with high-quality finishing and recycled materials. However, the taller floor squeezes headroom in the backseat. The exterior design is stylish and modern, making it an attractive option for those looking for a luxurious electric sedan.
Top Electric Cars of 2023
Alongside the BMW i4, other top electric cars of 2023 include the Chevrolet Bolt (best overall and best value), Tesla Model 3 (best for features), Nissan Leaf (best for safety), and Polestar 2 (best for technology). Each car is reviewed in detail, with information on price,nmileage, range per charge, and other specs.
Editors’ Picks and Upcoming Models
Editors’ Picks for luxury vehicles in sedan and SUV body styles include the BMW i7, Mercedes-Benz EQE, and Bentley Bentayga. The newly redesigned BMW X1 subcompact crossover is also recommended. The Mercedes-Benz EQE is praised for its interior, backseat, tech, and driving in the AMG variant, while its design is criticized as bland and its range/charging speed and value are questioned. The BMW i5 and its 5 Series sibling will come with a new optional Automated Lane Change function, a world-first feature that allows hands-off lane changes triggered by the driver looking into the side mirrors.