Kia EV6 Vs BMW i4: Specifications and price comparison – Times of India

The Indian market has seen two luxury electric vehicles being launched in the span of a week – the BMW i4 which debuted late last month, as well the Kia EV6 which was launched today. While the two cars belong to different segments, their pricing puts them in the same ballpark.
Take a look at the prices of both the luxury EVs –

BMW i4 variants
Price*Kia EV6 variantsPrice*
eDrive 40Rs 69.90 lakhGT Line RWDRs 59.95 lakh
GT Line AWDRs 64.95 lakh

*All prices are ex-showroom.
While the BMW i4 is available in the single eDrive 40 variant priced at Rs 69.90 lakh, the Kia EV6 is offered in two variants – GT Line with RWD configuration, and GT Line with AWD, priced at Rs 59.95 lakh and Rs 64.95 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom) respectively.

Powertrain & Performance
The EV6 RWD gets a rear-mounted electric motor that produces 229 PS and 350 Nm, whereas the dual-motor AWD variant generates 325 PS of max power and 605 Nm of peak torque. Kia claims that the all-wheel drive version can sprint from a 0-100 kmph in 5.2 seconds.
In contrast, the BMW i4 gets a single rear axle-mounted electric motor that generates 340 PS and 430 Nm, and has a claimed 0 to 100 kmph sprint time of 5.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 190 kmph.

Battery Pack, Charging Time & Range
Both the RWD and AWD variants of the Kia EV6 are packed with the same 77.4 kWh battery pack. The company claims that the former has a range of 528 km as per the WLTP cycle. A 350 kW DC fast charger will charge the battery from 10-80% in just 18 minutes, while a 50 kW charger will take 73 minutes for the same level.
The i4 is equipped with a slightly larger 80.7 kWh battery pack with a claimed range of 590 km (WLTP cycle), which is still the highest for any electric vehicle in India. With a 205 kW DC fast charger, the i4’s battery can be juiced up from 10% to 80% in 31 minutes.

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