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HOW TO: DRIFT THE BMW i4 M50.HOW TO: DRIFT THE BMW i4 M50.

HOW TO: DRIFT THE BMW i4 M50.

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A perfect drift with the electric M automobile.

M typical driving dynamics go electric: Use these tips to achieve a perfect drift with the BMW i4 M50.

9 March 2023

Typical M driving dynamics transferred to electromobility – that’s the BMW i4 M50. For especially intense performance, both front and rear axles have a BMW M eDrive electric motor. Together they generate a maximum output of 400 kW (544 hp) and provide 795 Nm of torque. Thanks to the electric BMW xDrive all-wheel drive, which allows particularly fast and precise adaptation of drive torque, there are always maximum dynamics, traction and driving stability on hand. Find out here how to perform perfect drifts with this exciting automobile.

BMW i4 M50 xDrive [1]:
Energy consumption combined in kWh/100 km 21.9
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 0
CO2 class A
Electric range in km 416
HOW TO ADJUST THE DSC AND DRIFT IN AN ELECTRIC BMW M MODEL.HOW TO ADJUST THE DSC AND DRIFT IN AN ELECTRIC BMW M MODEL.

HOW TO ADJUST THE DSC AND DRIFT IN AN ELECTRIC BMW M MODEL.

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STEP BY STEP.

How to: Drift the BMW i4 M50.How to: Drift the BMW i4 M50.

By reducing drive power and thanks to individual wheel braking, the dynamic stability control (DSC) helps keep your electric BMW M model stable and on track. That also means: The lateral dynamics during acceleration and cornering are restricted when DSC is activated.

How to: Drift the BMW i4 M50.How to: Drift the BMW i4 M50.

So when you drive your electric M model to the limit and would like to drift, it is necessary to turn off the DSC. For this, press the DSC key on the central console and select DSC OFF on the Control Display in the middle. For reasons of safety, a dialogue window will open to tell you that you are about to switch off the assistance system. Confirm this with “Activate anyway”. Then you’re set to go. Please make sure you perform manoeuvres like drifts only on race tracks or closed areas.

How to: Drift the BMW i4 M50.How to: Drift the BMW i4 M50.

The BMW i4 M50 has the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive. That’s why you need a different drift technique than on a vehicle with purely front- or rear-wheel drive. Here’s how: Use the weight of your M automobile. Steer briefly outwards and then briefly inwards, while at the same time pressing the accelerator.

How to: Drift the BMW i4 M50.How to: Drift the BMW i4 M50.

Now you will feel the vehicle move sideways. But instead of reacting as usual with counter-steering, steer into the corner to keep the wheels straight. Caution: Be aware that your drifting speed will automatically increase when drifting with an all-wheel drive vehicle.

How to: Drift the BMW i4 M50.How to: Drift the BMW i4 M50.

To end the drift, release the accelerator and steer straight ahead.

THE i4 M50

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M performance in a completely new dimension: The first fully electric automobile from BMW M translates the typical M combination of agility, dynamics and precision to the world of electromobility – and in doing so stands for especially intense driving pleasure. With a BMW M eDrive electric motor on each of the front and rear axles, with a maximum output of 400 kW (544 hp), the BMW i4 M50 offers a fascinating driving experience. And a driving range of up to 510 km.

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