The launch of BMW’s electric iX is approaching and now the car manufacturer presents new details and price information about the two model variants that will soon be available on the market, the BMW iX xDrive40 and the BMW iX xDrive50.
Both cars are powered by four-wheel drive and two electric motors that do not use permanent magnets, which means that rare earth metals do not have to be extracted to manufacture the electric components of the electric motors. The design also means that maximum torque is achieved directly and can be maintained over an extremely wide range, unlike conventional electric motors.
The high-voltage batteries are built with fifth-generation BMW E Drive technology and have an energy density that has increased by 20 percent. This means a range of over 400 km for the BMW iX XDrive40 and over 600 km for the BMW iX xDrive50. The charging time at maximum charging capacity should be able to go from 10 to 80 percent in less than 40 minutes, or 90 km on 10 minutes of charging for xDrive 40 and 120 km for xDrive50.
The BMW iX models also come with a new generation of the BMW iDrive operating and infotainment system that will enable advances in autonomous driving and digital services. The BMW iX is also the company’s first model with support for 5g.
From the development phase to series production, the BMW iX promises to be characterized by consistent sustainability work that will comply with strict environmental and social standards in the extraction of raw materials, green electricity from renewable energy sources and extensive use of recycled materials in manufacturing.
The BMW iX xDrive40 will cost SEK 865,000 while the BMW iX xDrive50 will cost SEK 1,065,000. Production starts this summer and launch is planned for the autumn. Swedish retailers will be able to receive orders on 6 April.