Kia EV6 vs BMW i4 spec check – Range, pricing, performance

Kia EV 6 vs BMW i4 comparison. We compare the Kia EV6 against the BMW i4 in terms of their battery pack, price, range, performance, and more.

kia ev 6 vs bmw i4 comparison

Electric cars are making their way into India, made by global manufacturers at a price that’s not unattainable. BMW broke this trend by launching the i4 electric sedan in India at Rs 69.90 lakh, ex-showroom. Right around its launch, South Korean carmaker Kia opened bookings for its EV offering for India, the EV6. Kia has allotted 100 units for India, while BMW has no cap on sale for the i4. 

In response to Kia’s bookings announcement, the carmaker said that it has received 355 bookings so far, meaning the EV6 is sold out in India even before prices were officially announced. Speaking of price, the new Kia EV6 is priced at Rs 59.95 lakh onwards (ex-showroom).

Although both cars, the BMW i4 and the Kia EV6, take two different forms in terms of design, they have a common goal — to be premium electric cars for family use. To know more about the BMW i4 and the Kia EV6, let’s compare their battery packs, range, performance, and features to get a better understanding. 

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Kia EV6 vs BMW i4 pricing

The Kia EV6 is is priced at Rs 59.95 lakh, a full Rs 10 lakh lower than the BMW i4’s Rs 69.90 lakh price tag, ex-showroom (introductory price). The Kia EV6 is offered in two trims in India, GT-Line and GT-Line AWD, the latter carrying a price tag of Rs Rs 64.95 lakh, ex-showroom.

The Kia EV6 is sold as a CBU, which according to Kia, is the quickest way to bring the EV crossover to Indian shores.

Also Read: Kia EV6 Review

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Battery, performance, and range on the Kia EV6 vs BMW i4

The Kia EV6 will be offered in India in its top-spec GT-Line trim. The car gets a 77.4 kWh battery pack which will either power two motors (one in each axle, making it an AWD) that produce 325 horsepower or with a single motor at the rear axle (RWD) making 229 horsepower. 

The BMW i4 on the other hand, gets an 80.7 kWh battery pack with a motor on its rear axle, producing 335 bhp and 430 Nm of peak torque. The BMW gets a single-speed fixed ratio automatic transmission. 

Also Read: Kia EV6 top 5 features for India

SpecificationsKia EV6 BMW i4
Battery Pack 77.4 kWh 80.7 kWh
Power 325 bhp 335 bhp
Torque350 Nm 430 Nm
Range510 km590 km
Acceleration5.2 seconds5.7 seconds

Charing options on the Kia EV6 and BMW i4

Both electric cars, the Kia EV6 and the BMW i4 support quick charging via a DC socket. The Kia EV6 can charge from 10 to 80 per cent in 18 minutes with a 350 kW DC fast charger, and when using a 50 kW charger, it takes 73 minutes. Kia has also installed 50kW chargers across 12 states in India to help build the charging network.

Also Read: New BMW i4 Features, specifications, and more

The BMW i4 can charge from 10 to 80 per cent in 31 minutes with a 205 kW DC charger, while it charges the same amount in 83 minutes using a 50 kW DC charger. On the performance side, the Kia EV6 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, while the BMW i4 does the same in 5.7 seconds.  

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