The BMW i4 M50, which costs 76,320 euros, comes to the consumption check. We determined an average consumption of 29.7 kWh.
Inside, the i4 features a curved dual screen on the dashboard. The monitors are much larger, but the climate control and favorites buttons have moved to the touchscreen. For the i4, this means poorer operation - unless you prefer to touch. It remains very good either way, because rotary pushers and direct selection buttons make operation easier when driving and are supplemented by extensive voice control. ,
Not only does it understand navigation destinations, it also opens the sound settings or switches off the head-up display - the others can't do that, for which there is no front screen projection either. And what about the fuel and maintenance costs?
Our test consumption
BMW specifies a WLTP consumption of 21.8 kWh per 100 kilometers for the i4 M50. He moves away from this value in everyday life. We determined an average consumption of 29.7 kWh, which causes electricity costs of 15.74 euros per 100 kilometers. On the Eco lap, the BMW used 21.7 kWh, while on the Commuter route it consumed 29.3 kWh. If the BMW was moved in a sporty manner, consumption rose to 39.4 kWh. In November 2022, auto motor und sport calculated a total average price per kWh of charging current for using an electric car in Germany: 52.96 (rounded 53) cents.
Monthly maintenance costs
If you drive as resource-efficiently as we do on our eco tour, you reduce the electricity costs for 100 kilometers to 11.50 euros. The rather violent gait resulted in a sum of 20.88 euros. Motor vehicle tax costs EUR 0 per year for the BMW, and liability insurance is EUR 443. Partial and fully comprehensive insurance cost an additional 242 and 960 euros respectively. Monthly maintenance costs of 337 euros are paid by those who drive the BMW 15,000 kilometers a year. If the mileage is doubled, the sum increases to 591 euros. We leave out the loss in value in this calculation.
This is how it is tested
This is how auto motor und sport measures the power consumption: 70% commuter consumption: short distances of 21 km driven several times with 70% city, 30% overland share. 15% eco-consumption: economically driven driving profile using the maximum range with urban, rural and motorway sections. Motorway speed 130 km/h. 15% sports driver consumption: Constant driving with 80% Vmax (maximum 160 km/h) plus consumption information from a comparison drive, country road and motorway.
The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes assuming an annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without loss of value. The basis for the calculation is the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and fully comprehensive insurance with Allianz including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (not under 21). At Allianz, SF12 offers a discount rate of 34 percent for liability and 28 percent for comprehensive insurance. ,
In the auto motor und sport test consumption, the BMW i4 M5, which costs 76,320 euros, ends up with an average value of 29.7 kWh per 100 kilometers. This means that the electricity costs over this distance are 15.74 euros. The monthly maintenance costs are 337 euros (15,000 km annual mileage) or 591 euros (30,000 km annual mileage).