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Compare the2022 BMW i4VS 2022 Polestar 2

2022 BMW i4
2022 Polestar 2

Safety

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The BMW i4 has standard driver and front passenger side knee airbags mounted low on the dashboard. These airbags helps prevent the driver and front passenger from sliding under their seatbelts or the main frontal airbags; this keeps them better positioned during a collision for maximum protection. Knee airbags also help keep the legs from striking the dashboard, preventing knee and leg injuries in the case of a serious frontal collision. The Polestar 2 doesn’t offer a front passenger side knee airbag.

To help make backing out of a parking space safer, the i4 has a standard rear cross-path warning system, which uses sensors in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. Rear cross-path warning costs extra on the Polestar 2.

Both the i4 and the Polestar 2 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, post-collision automatic braking systems, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the i4 for 3 years and 36,000 miles. BMW will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Polestar doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the 2.

There are almost 14 times as many BMW dealers as there are Polestar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the i4’s warranty.

Engine

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The i4 eDrive40’s standard electric motor produces 104 more horsepower (335 vs. 231) than the Polestar 2 Single Motor’s standard electric motor. The i4 M50’s standard electric motors produce 128 more horsepower (536 vs. 408) and 99 lbs.-ft. more torque (586 vs. 487) than the Polestar 2 Dual Motor’s standard electric motors.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the i4 gets better mileage than the Polestar 2:

MPGe

i4

RWD

18" Wheels Electric Motor

109 city/108 hwy

AWD

19" Wheels Electric Motor

94 city/98 hwy

Polestar 2

FWD

Single Motor Electric Motor

113 city/100 hwy

AWD

Dual Motor Electric Motors

94 city/84 hwy

The i4 can travel further on a full charge than the Polestar 2:

Miles

i4

RWD

18" Wheels Electric Motor

301

19" Wheels Electric Motor

282

AWD

19" Wheels Electric Motors

270

Polestar 2

FWD

Single Motor Electric Motor

270

AWD

Dual Motor Electric Motors

249

Transmission

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The i4 M50’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Polestar 2 doesn’t offer launch control.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the i4 M50’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Polestar 2 (F:255/35R20 & R:285/30R20 vs. 245/45R19).

The i4 M50’s optional 255/35R20 front and 285/30R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Polestar 2’s optional 40 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The rear suspension of the i4 uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Polestar 2, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The i4 has a standard automatic rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Polestar 2 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the i4’s wheelbase is 4.7 inches longer than on the Polestar 2 (112.4 inches vs. 107.7 inches).

Passenger Space

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The i4 has .6 inches more front shoulder room, .3 inches more rear legroom and 1.7 inches more rear shoulder room than the Polestar 2.

Cargo Capacity

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A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the i4. The Polestar 2 doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics

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The i4 offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Polestar 2 doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The i4’s optional Automatic Parking Assistant can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, starting, stopping and changing direction automatically. The Polestar 2 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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