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Kia EV6 Vs BMW i4: Which EV You Should Buy?

The Kia EV6 and the BMW i4, one is a crossover from a Korean company, and one is a sedan from a German company; the two couldn’t be any further apart in terms of differences, but the only thing that ties them together is that both are sub-Rs 70 lakh electric vehicles (EVs). So, which one will be a better pick for you? Let’s find out!

Powertrain, Battery, and Charging Specifications

Kia EV6BMW i4
Max Power229PS (RWD) / 325PS (AWD)340PS
Max Torque350Nm (RWD) / 650Nm (AWD)430Nm
Top Speed (Electronically limited)183kmph (RWD) / 186kmph (AWD)190kmph
0-100km/h Time7.9s (RWD) / 5.2s (AWD)5.7s
Battery Capacity77 kWh80.7 kWh
Charging CapabilitySupports up to 350 kW DC fast chargingSupports up to 205 kW DC fast charging
Charging Time50 kW DC fast charging (10% – 80% in 73 minutes) / 350 kW DC hyper charging (10% – 80% in 18 minutes)205 kW DC fast charging (10% – 80% in 31 minutes) 
Range (WLTP)528 KM (RWD) / 506 KM  (AWD)590 KM
Kia EV6 vs. BMW i4: Specification Comparison
  • The Kia EV6, in its sole GT line trim, comes with RWD and AWD drivetrain options, while the BMW i4 comes with a single 250kW synchronous e-motor.
  • The BMW i4 eDrive40 outclasses the Kia EV6’s RWD trim by a significant margin in both speed and torque. The EV6 AWD, however, even with its dual motors, outputs less power than the single 250 kW motor of the i4 but thankfully offers significantly greater torque meaning much quicker accelerations.
  • BMW i4, with its slightly larger 80.7kWh battery pack, takes the lead again with a WLTP claimed range of 590km, the highest for any EV in the country till now. The EV6, although not as high, still claims a WLTP range of 500+ km with its 77kWh battery pack.
  • Both cars support fast charging, but the EV6 with its 350kW DC fast charging ups the ante against the 205 kW DC charging of the BMW i4.

Also Read: Kia EV6 vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge – Which Car You Should Buy?

Dimensions

Kia EV6BMW i4
Length (mm)46954783
Width (mm)18902073
Height (mm)15501448
Wheelbase (mm)29002856
Ground clearance (mm)155125
Boot Space (liters)512 (expandable up to 1300L)470
Kia EV6 vs BMW i4: Dimensions

Due to its sedan type body style, the BMW i4 is both longer and broader than the EV6, but the EV6 is taller and has much more ground clearance.

BMW i4 Interior

Comfort, Convenience & Safety

Kia EV6BMW i4
Connected Car TechYes (Kia Connect)Yes (iDrive8 with Hey BMW)
Infotainment Display SizeDual 12.3-inch Curved DisplayDual Display (14.9-inch infotainment and 12.3-inch driver’s console)
Instrument ClusterFully digitalFully digital
Power Adjust Front Seats Yes (10-way) with memory functionYes 
Powered TailgateYesYes (Hands-free)
Parking SensorsBoth Front and RearBoth Front and Rear
Audio System6-speaker system as standard / 14-speaker Meridian System (Optional)17 speaker Harman Kardon System 
Leather SeatsYesYes
Android Auto/ Apple CarplayYesYes 
Heads up DisplayYes (Augment Reality Based)No
360 degree cameraYesNo
Electronic Parking Brake with Auto HoldYesYes
Automatic ACYes (Dual Zone)Yes (Triple Zone)
Wireless ChargerYesYes
SunroofYesYes 
Ventilated SeatsYes (Heated and Cooled) No
Air SuspensionNoAt rear
Number of Airbags88
ADASYesNo
BMW i4 vs Kia EV6: Features Comparison
  • Both cars offer a rich driver seat experience with a massive curved cockpit style dual-driver display. However, the i4 takes the cake with its new iDrive8 system and bigger screens providing more comprehensive information, but the Kia’s UI is much more beginner friendly.
  • The BMW i4, with its price tag, might be good in comparison to other BMWs, but it falls short on critical features like ventilated seats, ADAS, a heads-up display, and a 360-degree parking camera, something which are very much offered on the EV6 despite it being cheaper by Rs 5 Lakhs in its top-spec trim.
  • Kia EV6 gets active safety with ADAS features like lane mitigation warning, adaptive cruise control, lane watch assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, etc.
  • The BMW i4 gets air suspension for the rear for an enhanced riding experience.
Kia EV6 specifications
Kia EV6

Price

Kia EV6BMW i4
Price (Ex-showroom)Rs 59.95 – 64.95 lakhRs 69.9 lakh
BMW i4 vs Kia EV6: Price Comparison
Kia EV6 First Drive Impression Video Review