The BMW iX emerges as the German brand’s second electric car designed for this purpose, and also as the Bavarian manufacturer’s first SUV designed to use only energy.
Production will start in the second half of 2021 and the BMW iX will be produced in Dingolfing, Germany, heralding a new phase in the luxury brand, which aims to have 12 electric models, as well as an additional 13 plug-in hybrids by 2025 .
The iX comes with a strange look at first, with the stylized fake double kidney grille and very tapered LED headlights (the narrowest of a BMW), which do not correspond within the brand.
With this layout, the BMW iX also reveals blue details and a lower grille for battery cooling. With very pronounced folds on the hood (with a ring under the BMW logo), the electric SUV draws attention to the thick columns and raised fenders.
At the rear, the tailgate is very bulky and stretches the body well, something that already caught the eye in the act. Due to its format without crossing, to which LED flashlights are also added. The bumper has blue wind deflectors in an unusual position.
Door handles are sensors that automatically open doors and notice them, but it’s the interior that can shock most traditional BMW customers. The atmosphere is very reminiscent of a Citroën or its more premium face, the DS.
Panel, seats and doors are covered with fabric reminiscent of Alcantara – BMW gave no details – with aluminum trim and huge 27.2 inch floating monitor with cluster and multimedia.
The colored HUD is practically invisible, as are the speakers, which are hidden. Air flow in the area is also uncommon, despite air diffusers. The hexagonal handlebar is completely new for BMW.
Between the seats, the walk console with diamond-shaped buttons and storage compartments with divided lid does not connect to the dashboard, creating a lounge impression, something we know well in the BMW i3, the brand’s first electric car.
The sofas have a pattern that mixes black and blue fabric, as in the doors. In iX there is room for five people. The electrical section contains electric motors on both axles, providing 507 horses.
The BMW iX has 100 kWh batteries and a range of 600 km in the WLTP cycle, from 0 to 100 km / h in 5 seconds. With a 200 kW charger, the SUV adds 120 km in 10 minutes. With an 11 kW wallbox, it can be plugged in for 11 hours to fully charge.
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