BMW i4 Checklist


BMW i4 checklist EVU


The BMW i4 is an all-electric Gran Coupe that combines sporty design with a long range capability. As a luxury electric car, it offers high-performance and advanced electric features. This BMW i4 checklist will guide you through your buying experience.


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(A) BMW i4 Checklist: Pre-Pickup Items

1. Check all of BMW’s paperwork for the correct name and address for all buyers.
2. Confirm the actual vehicle’s VIN matches all of your paperwork.
3. Verify that the vehicle’s body color, interior, options, and wheels match what you configured.
4. Bring proof of down payment having been made if sent before, and the final payment, if required.
5. Bring a printed insurance card if possible, if not, bring a digital copy.
6. Call pickup location to confirm vehicle is on-site (no delay in shipping).
7. Download the My BMW App.
8. Check for any outstanding recalls [Here].

(B) BMW i4 Checklist: Exterior Inspection

1. Inspect body exterior paint for defects.
2. Inspect under the car for signs of damage or scratches from test drives or transport.
3. Check along all body panels for gaps or misalignment, especially the hatch gap, front hood alignment, and general fender gaps.
4. Check for proper windshield trim installation.
5. Check for discoloration / rainbow hue of surrounding trim.
6. Test all doors to ensure they open and close easily.
7. Test opening and closing of the hatch with auto-close button, if applicable.
8. Confirm the charge port can be opened from the outside with the vehicle unlocked.
9. Check all exterior lights and cameras for condensation.
10. Inspect all-weather seals around door gaps and windows for damage and fitment.
11. Confirm the correct number of key cards/keys come with the vehicle.
12. Test unlocking and locking of vehicle with the key cards/keys.
13. Ensure that the car has the right license plate(s) and that the vehicle registration has been correctly processed.
14. Check tire pressure to ensure it’s up to standard PSI.
15. Check fluid levels to be up to correct levels.
16. Check brake pads for wear.

(C) BMW i4 Checklist: In the Driver’s Seat

1. Verify the vehicle is charged at 80%+ (if required for travel to home destination).
2. Set driver profile and seat memory system.
3. Check for any error messages on the display screen.
4. Bring up the menu from the main screen. Confirm proper VIN and Spec.
5. Confirm any pending software is download.
6. Try navigating to a set location to confirm navigation is completely loaded.
7. Test wireless phone charger. You may need to remove your phone case.
8. Check each window operation for speed and any noises. Note that double-pane glass will move slower than normal glass.
9. Make sure heat and air conditioning work at full power. Be sure to move air vents all around and follow the airflow to confirm proper function.
10. Make sure heated seats / steering wheels are working.
11. Test the sound system to ensure all speakers are working, including the amplifier if equipped.
12. Adjust the vehicle’s steering wheel and mirror adjustments. Confirm that both are working and have full movement.
13. Test the vehicle’s horn.
14. Check windshield for distorted view. Try this from the driver’s and passenger’s seat.
15. Test the windshield wipers.
16. Test the turn signals.
17. Check side mirrors folding and positioning operation.
18. Check sun-visor operation and mirror condition.
19. Check the rearview mirror for clarity.
20. Confirm the key cards/keys start the vehicle.
21. Check the glovebox for fitment and opening/closing.
22. Confirm that you can open and close the front hood and hatch.
23. Test voice command, if equipped.
24. Confirm the functionality of the adaptive cruise control and other advanced driving assistance systems.
25. Check if the Home-link for the garage door opener has been set up correctly.
26. Test the responsiveness and functionality of the touch screen, including all its menus and sub-menus.
27. Check Apple CarPlay Navigation and Location accuracy.

(D) BMW i4 Checklist: Interior Inspection

1. Inspect the quality of carpets and floor mats.
2. Confirm that all cup holders and storage compartments are in good condition and functioning correctly.
3. Inspect interior upholstery and all surfaces for damage or issues with build.
4. Check the windshield and windows for cracks, chips, or distortion.
5. Check all seat belts for proper operation and condition.
6. Check seats for noises and all directions of adjustment.
7. Check that the rear seats fold down properly and pull up normally.

(E) BMW i4 Checklist: Connectivity Inspection

1. Test power in USB ports.
2. Check DC receptacle(s) have power, if equipped.
3. Pair your smartphone to your vehicle via Bluetooth.
4. Confirm that you can connect to the local center’s WiFi.

(F) BMW i4 Checklist: Lighting Inspection

1. Check vanity mirror lights and front lights.
2. Check dome light.
3. Check all door lights.
4. Check glovebox operation including light.
5. Check trunk lights.
6. Check headlights (low & high beam).
7. Check front and rear turn signal lights.
8. Check brake lights.
9. Check the function of ambient interior lighting, if equipped.

(G) BMW i4 Checklist: Inspect Charging Ability

1. If provided, check the charging cable and adapter(s) for any signs of damage.
2. Check that the charge port door opens and latches correctly.
3. Check charge port indicator light.
4. Test charger on site.
5. Check the charging time and rates are up to specifications when charging.
6. Test at level 2 and level 3 charger, if available.

(H) BMW i4 Checklist: App Setup and Final Items

1. Sync My BMW App to the vehicle.
2. Confirm My BMW app shows correct vehicle status information, such as charge level, location, and cabin temperature.
3. Test Remote functions from the mobile app such as lock/unlock and climate control.
4. Verify any additional items that were specified as being included with purchase.
– Mobile charger
– Floor mats


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