The BMW i4’s design doesn’t break the mold, as it shares a body and proportions with the 4 Series Gran Coupe; it doesn’t go out of its way to scream “I’m electric!” In BMW nomenclature, a “Gran Coupe” is a four-door coupe body style, which in this case features a liftback trunk design. Differentiating the base i4 from a 4 Series are blue accents on the model-specific grille, around the BMW logo, along the rocker panels, and on the rear bumper. Speaking of that grille, it doesn’t need to be there since there is no engine to cool, but BMW says it wanted the i4 to maintain a familiar family appearance. 18-inch wheels come standard, with 19-inch wheels available optionally.
BMW will offer a slate of interesting colors, none more exciting than the Frozen Portimao Blue metallic found on our test car, also available on the M3 and M4. The sportier M50 model differentiates itself with Cerium Grey exterior accents, gloss black bumpers, blue brake calipers, 19-inch wheels (with available 20s), an M-specific spoiler, and copious M badging. So long as you like the existing BMW 4 Series styling, you will enjoy the i4.