BMW i4 M50 uses the same 255-hp front and 289-hp rear motors as the iX, but with a higher peak output of 544 horsepower and 586 pound-feet of torque, thanks to a battery that is smaller in capacity but stronger in output. That's more power than the current M3 and M4 Competition models.
Smacking the go pedal brings hard and instant thrust, causing the front end to rise up dramatically as the i4 hurtles ahead. Holding down both pedals when stopped activates launch control, during which it pulses the motors, giving the impression that the car is champing at the bit. Acceleration to 60 mph is expected to be in the three-second range, or as quick as an M3/M4.
BMW i4 M50 Price and Specifications [Infographic]