Motoring: BMW answers Musk with brilliant electric i4

The impressive new i4 is a fitting reaction to the Tesla chief’s recent jibes about ‘legacy automakers’

The new BMW i4: prices start at €63,565 for the entry-level model, the eDrive40

Elon Musk refers to the car makers that were established before Tesla as the “legacy automakers”, often in a derisory fashion. And while Tesla’s cars are far from perfect, there’s no doubt that the American company has played a significant part in accelerating the move to electrification of the car world.

It also moved quicker than its competitors, launching a range of high-tech electric models that now have quite the following, and none more so ...