Speech Oliver Zipse, Virtual World Premiere of BMW Concept i4.

Good morning, and acquire to a BMW Group!

This is a time of year we customarily accommodate in Geneva and it is
hapless that this year, we are incompetent to do so. However, reserve is
always a top priority and we entirely know and honour the
preference taken by a Federal Council of Switzerland. We would like to
demonstrate a pinnacle consolation to all those directly influenced opposite the
world. And in these truly severe times, we all wish that the
pathogen will shortly be contained, and we can all lapse to bland life.


Even yet we couldn’t accommodate in Geneva, we felt that it was important
to give everybody an refurbish on “what’s new” during a BMW Group. And also,
to compensate reverence to a many people who have worked tirelessly on our
new products and their presentation. And that’s because we are here, at
a really heart of BMW Group Design, for a universe premiere of a very
special judgment car.


At a BMW Group, we trust in a appetite of choice and
electro-mobility is an critical partial of that. That’s because we are
rising many new electrified vehicles over a subsequent few years.


The mint MINI Electric is already in high demand, with some-more than
120,000 purebred interests and tighten to 7,000 sequence intakes. This
proves it is a ideal automobile for civic areas! This year we will be
rising a all-electric BMW iX3 – a initial pristine electric Sports
Activity automobile – and a explorer for a all-new fifth
era BMW eDrive technology. We will also be rising further
plug-in variety in 2020: For example, a new BMW X1 plug-in hybrid,
a BMW X2 and a electrified BMW 3 Series Touring will be attractive
additions to a far-reaching range. Already, we have over half a million BMW
Group electrified vehicles on a road. And we intend to double this
array by a finish of subsequent year.


More fully-electric vehicles will be entrance subsequent year, including the
BMW iNEXT and a BMW i4. Today, we wish to give we a glance of the
BMW i4. Let’s take a look! (Unveiling of a BMW Concept i4)


Ladies and Gentlemen: The Concept i4!


This four-door BMW Gran Coupé is entirely electric and only as
fascinating and quick as it looks. It is also matched to prolonged distances,
with an electric operation of adult to 600 kilometres, formed on a new WLTP
exam cycle. Powered by a fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, it
has a really slim battery with best appetite density.

Moreover, a growth and prolongation of a e-drive is done
in-house, as good as a battery dungeon research. The e-drive offers a
stirring rise opening of adult to 530 horsepower. And, we will not
use any singular earths in a electric motor.


All of this shows that we are entirely committed to meridian protection.

I can assure we and a customers: We will do a tough European
CO2 regulations for 2020 and 2021. This year alone, we will revoke our
European swift aim by around 20 percent.


I guarantee you: Our business will never have to concede between
pushing pleasure and tolerable mobility. Every BMW will expostulate like a
loyal BMW. The BMW i4 will really be explanation of that! We will build
this good automobile right here in Munich, and we can tell we this: The
pattern we see here is utterly tighten to a tangible array car.


Thank you!