BMW i4 eDrive40 Charging Guide: Speed, Time & Costs

  • Useable battery

    80.7 kWh
  • Efficiency

    172 Wh/km
  • Range

    470 km
  • Fastcharge

    730 km/h

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Charging guide

Home and Destination Charging (0 → 100%)

Do you know that your BMW i4 eDrive40 can be charged using two methods? You can use a standard wall socket or a charging station. However, if you are on the go and need to charge your car publicly, you must use a charging station as a wall socket will not provide sufficient power. The charging rate of your electric vehicle (EV) will depend on the type of charging station or EVSE and the maximum charging capacity of your EV. Please see the table below for a list of all available charging options for your BMW i4 eDrive40 and how long it will take to fully charge your battery from empty.


In Europe, the process of charging an electric vehicle (EV) can differ depending on the country. Certain European countries predominantly use 1-phase grid connections, while others mainly use 3-phase connections. The table presented here displays all the feasible methods of charging a BMW i4 eDrive40. However, some charging modes may not be accessible in specific nations. We advise you to consult with your local electric vehicle charging networks to learn which choices are accessible to you.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging PointMax. PowerPowerTimeRate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW)230V / 1x10A2.3 kW41h30m11 km/h
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)230V / 1x16A3.7 kW25h45m18 km/h
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)230V / 1x32A7.4 kW13 hours36 km/h
3-phase 16A (11 kW)400V / 3x16A11 kW8h45m54 km/h
3-phase 32A (22 kW)400V / 3x16A11 kW †8h45m54 km/h

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

Fast Charging (10 → 80%)

Efficient and rapid charging is essential for extending the distance of your trip by swiftly increasing the optimal range. Nevertheless, once the battery hits an 80% state of charge, charging strength will progressively decrease. As a result, standard fast charging generally does not surpass 80% SoC. The speed at which an electric vehicle charges is reliant on both the charging unit utilized and the maximum charging power that the EV can accommodate. The chart presented below offers a detailed summary of fast charging for the BMW i4 eDrive40.

  • Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
  • Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
  • Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
  • Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%


Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging PointMax. PowerAvg. PowerTimeRate
CCS (50 kW DC)50 kW50 kW71 min270 km/h
CCS (150 kW DC)150 kW116 kW †31 min630 km/h
CCS (300 kW DC)207 kW †131 kW †27 min730 km/h

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

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Charging details


United Kingdom£57,890
The Netherlands€65,291

Available to Order

United KingdomSince November 2021
The NetherlandsSince December 2021
GermanySince November 2021

Real Range Estimation

between 340 - 670 km

City - Cold Weather 445 km
Highway - Cold Weather 340 km
Combined - Cold Weather 390 km
City - Mild Weather 670 km
Highway - Mild Weather 440 km
Combined - Mild Weather 540 km


Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h5.7 sec
Top Speed190 km/h
Electric Range 470 km
Total Power250 kW (340 PS)
Total Torque430 Nm


Nominal Capacity 83.9 kWh
Battery TypeLithium-ion
Number of CellsNo Data
Architecture400 V
Useable Capacity80.7 kWh
Cathode MaterialNo Data
Pack ConfigurationNo Data
Nominal Voltage399 V


Charge PortType 2
Port LocationRight Side - Rear
Charge Power11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->470 km)8h45m
Charge Speed54 km/h
Fastcharge PortCCS
FC Port LocationRight Side - Rear
Fastcharge Power (max)207 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (47->376 km)27 min
Fastcharge Speed730 km/h

Bidirectional Charging (V2X)

Vehicle-to-Load (V2L)

V2L CapabilityNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available
Exterior Outlet(s)Not Available
Interior Outlet(s)Not Available

Vehicle-to-Home (V2H)

V2H Capability ACNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available
V2H Capability DCNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

V2G Capability ACNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available
V2G Capability DCNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 470 km
Vehicle Consumption 172 Wh/km
CO2 Emissions0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 1.9 l/100km

WLTP Ratings (TEL)

Range 589 km
Rated Consumption 161 Wh/km
Vehicle Consumption 137 Wh/km
CO2 Emissions0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 1.8 l/100km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 1.5 l/100km

WLTP Ratings (TEH)

Range493 km
Rated Consumption191 Wh/km
Vehicle Consumption164 Wh/km
CO2 Emissions0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent2.1 l/100km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent1.8 l/100km

Real Energy Consumption Estimation

between 120 - 237 Wh/km

City - Cold Weather 181 Wh/km
Highway - Cold Weather 237 Wh/km
Combined - Cold Weather 207 Wh/km
City - Mild Weather 120 Wh/km
Highway - Mild Weather 183 Wh/km
Combined - Mild Weather 149 Wh/km

Safety (Euro NCAP)

Safety Rating5
Adult Occupant87%
Child Occupant87%
Rating Year2022
Vulnerable Road Users71%
Safety Assist64%

Note: The given energy consumption and range data, influenced by moderate driving and climate conditions, might not match actual driving experiences. Pricing info could vary across regions or markets. This site's content is for only informational purposes, not specifc advice for you.

Vehicle Images & Specs

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Dimensions and Weight

Length4783 mm
Width1852 mm
Width with mirrors2073 mm
Height1448 mm
Wheelbase2856 mm
Weight Unladen (EU)2125 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR)2605 kg
Max. Payload555 kg
Cargo Volume470 L
Cargo Volume Max1290 L
Cargo Volume Frunk0 L
Roof Load75 kg
Tow Hitch PossibleYes
Towing Weight Unbraked750 kg
Towing Weight Braked1600 kg
Vertical Load Max75 kg


Seats 5 people
IsofixYes, 2 seats
Turning Circle12.5 m
PlatformBMW CLAR
Car BodySedan
SegmentD - Large
Roof RailsNo
EV Dedicated PlatformNo
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