The new BMW iX electric SUV, that the brand has been revealed. The bold new electric iX SUV will serve as the firm’s “technology flagship” when it goes on sale late next year, in the international markets.
The iX is broadly similar in size to the X5 externally, it’s interior offers accommodation and load-carrying space comparable to the X7. The iX comes with a large blanked off grille, largely unadorned flanks, frameless doors, fixed B-pillars, and tapered glasshouse.
Up front, there’s a hexagonal multi-function steering wheel, with the instruments and infotainment functions grouped together in a lightly curved digital display panel connected to the dashboard on a plastic mount within a newly designed head-up display.
The five-seat SUV will offer up to 507hp from two electric motors that drive all four wheels. It will have a 0-100kph time of less than five seconds and a range of more than 600km. the new charging system employed by the iX enables optional DC fast charging at up to 200kW, allowing the battery to be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in under 40 minutes. The standard charger operates at 11kW, which provides the same 10 to 80 per cent charge in 11 hours on a wallbox feed.
The BMW iX will take on the likes of the Audi e-tron quattro and Mercedes-Benz EQC, as well as the Tesla Model S and Nio ES8.