I am currently waiting for a BMW i4 eDrive40 (for me) and a Kia EV6 RWD Plus (for my wife). Both will hopefully arrive in October or November. Both are really nice cars, that's for sure. The BMW is slightly better in some aspects, and it definitely feels more luxurious the way I configured it, but the EV6 is definitely not something to be ashamed of. Range wise they are quite good, but the BMW wins, probably because of a more efficient energy management and because it does not use permanent magnets in the motor. We chose RWD due to better range and lower consumption than AWD. Maybe I'll make a real world use comparison once we receive the cars. Anyway, I hope you are happy with your EV6. BTW, the RWD version of EV6 has a huge frunk, as opposed to the AWD version. The RWD version of the BMW i4 has a fairly large extra trunk under the ordinary trunk if the car is without HK sound. I didn't select the HK, so I will have extra space there to hide things I don't often need. Regarding the looks, I think that the BMW looks better from the rear, but the EV6 looks better from the front, so they are equal. The EV6 has considerably more road clearance than the BMW i4. I like the fact that the EV6 has V2L, but I like the fact that the BMW has larger battery, I just wish it had a more aerodynamic front, but that's the price you pay for shared product design between ICE and BEV.After getting a few ads for the BMW i4, I decided to finally take a test drive. I'm on the fence about trading in our FE for a GT when it's out or keeping the FE and adding a totally different car.
The demo unit was the i4 m50, with 536 HP, so it would be a fair fight against the upcoming EV6 GT.
Handling. During the test drive I took a few hard turns that would have lost traction in the EV6. The i4 in Sport mode stuck like glue. Off the line it did not disappoint either, but it wasn't Model S level punch. The EV6 has always been enough in Sport mode.
The BMW infotainment was a win. Resolution is sharper and it looks more modern.
Resale. This is debatable but I found the argument online in the comment section somewhere. A BMW on the used market is highly desirable. Not sure how many aspire to own a used Kia.
BMW climate controls are almost 100% on screen. We might be annoyed with shared buttons on the EV6 but these are better than no buttons and knobs at all. The BMW I drove didn't have cooled seats.
Styling. My wife prefers the EV6 interior, especially the fabric dash. The i4 has just as much plastic but it's not cleverly done. She says the exterior on the BMW is not a head turner.
Rear seat space. The roofline on the BMW is sloped and leaves little headroom for anyone over 5'8". There's a transmission tunnel hump in the rear seat leftover from the ICE version of the car.
Trunk space. They're so close going by appearance alone. The BMW has a power supply included. It doesn't have a seat release in the trunk. You have to reach inside to drop the seats.
Think the EV6 front trunk is small? Theres no front trunk storage space at all on the BMW.
Noise. I heard more wind noise while driving the BMW. I had to check all the windows were up. The piped in fake engine sounds are not as tastefully done as the Kia's. I assume they can be turned off. Vibration and harshness were about the same on both cars.
Dimensions. The two cars are about the same size outside. Front clearance on the EV6 is higher.
Image. This is just my opinion but I make better first impressions in a Kia. If clients or employers see my car or even just the key, they won't think I'm high priced.
Here are two pictures I snapped before I thought of posting here. Sorry about the tree.
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The EV6 you have, is that the 585 HP version, or the "ordinary" GT line with 325 HP? At least here in Sweden, there is a confusing detail, since the EV6 exists as GT line and GT, and those have two different performance. Only the 585 HP version can be compared with the BMW i4 M50, the 325 HP version is slower, more comparable with the BMW i4 eDrive40.