The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept.
The BMW iX will be launched in two model variants – BMW iX xDrive50 and BMW iX xDrive40. Both models are equipped with an electric all-wheel drive system, with combined output of 523hp with 765 Nm of torque in BMW iX xDrive50 and 326hp with 630 Nm of torque in BMW iX XDrive40. Both models feature the very latest battery cell technology which give drive ranges of up to 630 km in BMW iX xDrive50 and up to 425km in BMW iX xDrive40. The BMW iX xDrive50 posts acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, while the BMW iX xDrive40 hits the same from rest in 6.1 seconds.
The BMW iX xDrive50 is fitted with a high-voltage battery with a net energy content of 105.2 kWh, while the battery unit for the BMW iX xDrive40 has a net energy content of 71 kWh. DC power can be taken on board at a rate of up to 200 kW (BMW iX xDrive50) or 150 kW (BMW iX xDrive40). This allows the battery’s state of charge to be increased from 10 to 80 per cent in around 35 minutes in the BMW iX xDrive50 or 31 minutes in the case of the BMW iX xDrive40. What is more, range can be increased by up to 150 km for the BMW iX xDrive50 and over 95 km for the BMW iX xDrive40 in just ten minutes when they are plugged into a DC fast-charging station with an initial battery charge of 10 per cent.
Also set to join the model line-up at a later date is the BMW iX M60 with a maximum output in excess of 600 hp that promises an exceptionally sporty all-electric driving experience.