BMW i4 electric car facelift spotted

Published: 02 August 2023 Updated: 02 August 2023

► Updated BMW i4 due soon
► Mild facelift, plus likely tech updates
► Expected from 2024

BMW is already hard at work giving its i4 electric car some updates. Our spy photographer has spotted the brand’s 4-series EV with some light camouflage out and about, implying the brand is in the process of developing the i4’s ‘LCI’ (life cycle impulse) update.

As the images show, it’s expected to only be a light visual facelift, including new headlight designs (inspired by the latest 3-series update) and a refreshed set of bumpers front and rear. Inside, the tech offered will likely only be software updates.

As for powertrains, expect the i4’s variant range to remain the same, meaning an eDrive35 and eDrive40 model, as well as a spicier M50 model.

The i4 refresh comes as BMW is in the midst of testing many of its 3-series and 4-series derivatives for new updates. The M3, for example, is expected to be refreshed, as is the internal combustion engine 4-series. We’ll likely see the refreshes launch towards the end of 2023, if not in 2024.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches