So who else is about to jump into an i4?

Discussion in 'i4' started by Tifosi, May 26, 2022.

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  1. Tifosi

    Tifosi Active Member

    I am very heavily considering turning the Mini SE into an i4 M50. Anyone else pondering?
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  3. Jim In Tucson

    Jim In Tucson Well-Known Member

    Do it! Just do it!

    Every review I’ve read has been very positive. It’s a very practical, well priced, family sports sedan.

    We will miss you in the SE forum, but this would give me a good reason to also follow the i4 forum.

    In fact, I might even drive up to Phoenix for a ride!!!

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  4. Tifosi

    Tifosi Active Member

    A ride you could have along with a test drive if I do it. I love the mini, but I need more room and range. I just have to see if they can delivery before end of year to get the tax credit. Who knows if there will be one next year!
  5. Tifosi

    Tifosi Active Member


    $76,275 Price as built

    This is what I am considering ordering.
  6. Jim In Tucson

    Jim In Tucson Well-Known Member

    I would prefer red brake calipers, but I’m an old guy. Other than that, your i4 is absolutely gorgeous. What does BMW call that color?

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  8. Tifosi

    Tifosi Active Member

    Color is Brooklyn Grey Metallic. I dont like RED on cars, really in any way. I have Blue calipers on M3's. I like blue. =)

  9. Jim In Tucson

    Jim In Tucson Well-Known Member

    Well, blue it shall be.

    I still want a ride!

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  10. polyphonic

    polyphonic Well-Known Member

    To me the i4 didn’t have the “special factor.” It was a 4 series. I didn’t get a sense of occasion that some other EVs have. On my drive it seemed like a very nice 4 series though.
  11. DROSE

    DROSE New Member

    Get/keep both :). They're different enough. Have a deposit down on the M50 since Nov 21 and our SE is at the port in Southampton now. We decided we need 2 cars and our 2019 i3 lease was extended by BMW in anticipation of the M50 eventually arriving.
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  13. Tony S

    Tony S Active Member

    Seriously considering the ¡4 eDrive40; I test drove the M50 (great performance) but don’t think I need the added performance ( I live in a non-snow location). Also, this keeps the BMW RWD driving Dynamics which I like. P.S. also have a reservation for the ‘23 Polestar 2 AWD (whichever makes it here first).
  14. Tony S

    Tony S Active Member

    Just received a confirmation of vin# and an ETA of 9/28 for the Polestar 2 ……
  15. Alridge95

    Alridge95 New Member

    I just ordered an i4 eDrive40. Portimao Blue with Oyster leather, M Sport, etc. I just could not justify the extra expense, extra weight and reduced range of the M50 and, frankly, as much fun as a three and a half second 0-60 time is from time to time, it is more of a party trick than a truly useful feature. Just my view of course, your mileage may vary. Looking forward to delivery in late September/early October
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  16. Tony S

    Tony S Active Member

    I agree with the party trick comment. If you don’t need the AWD for snow or towing, the i4 40 is a better driver. Just curious, how did you manage to get yours in such short waiting time. If I reserve the i4 now, my dealer here in Florida can only promise delivery 8 months from now …… I need the tax credit for this year (‘22).
  17. Alridge95

    Alridge95 New Member

    I live in North Carolina. My brother has bought 3 BMW’s from the dealer in Raleigh and really liked them so I reached out to them (I live in Charlotte but not wild about the ownership group in Charlotte). They have a no mark-up policy on all cars they sell. They put me on a wait list for their next allocation. As best I understand it, they get an allocation from the factory for 2 or 3 cars at a time. Once they get the allocation they go down their waitlist. I was third (I think) on the wait list and they got an allocation of 3 cars about 2 weeks after I plunked down my deposit. Part of this was just lucky timing. We then immediately solidified the build sheet and they ordered it. They said it should be built at the end of this month or early next month. After that it is shipping, which they say has been taking around 6 weeks but is getting quicker (normalizing) each month.
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  18. voxel

    voxel New Member

    I have both now. I prefer the MINI SE for urban driving because it can fit anywhere and it’s fun to toss around. The i4 with adaptive suspension is buttery smooth and quiet. It’s more of a luxury cruiser.
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  19. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I spend a lot of time on Inside EVs' MINI Electric forum complaining that an electric car doesn't need a fake hood scoop (I had mine eliminated). I wish BMW didn't feel it necessary to burden their electric cars with a giant, fake, ICE-like, dual-kidney grille (don't tell me it's not a fake grille--it could be tiny and more aerodynamic).

    Car and Driver photographer James Lipman figured out the best way to photograph BMW's M4 ICE car with the help of his dog, Lemon (named after Detroit Tigers baseball great, Chet Lemon).

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  20. Tifosi

    Tifosi Active Member

    Insightman, you must realize that aesthetics sell cars to a greater degree than engineering efficiency.????

    I have given up on the i4 with the tax subsidy now gone.
  21. MzTeaze

    MzTeaze New Member

    So today I went and test drove an i4. Really liked the car but had the dealership screw up the deal. They were demanding that I buy an aftermarket interior and exterior "protective" product at the cost of $2180. They tried to claim I couldn't opt of it AND that I had to finance the car with BMW. They would not accept CASH!
  22. KiwiRob

    KiwiRob New Member

    If BMW made the i4 as a station wagon I would have ordered one to replace my A6 Avant. I don’t like SUV’s I can’t wait for someone to make an EV station wagon.
  23. Tifosi

    Tifosi Active Member

    The SUV is horrible IMHO. I would love an i4M50 wagon or an s6 avant etron!!!!
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