BMW greets that their upcoming BMW iX is now ready for series production and is expected to arrive at the end of November 2021. The BMX iX will be the first model developed from a new, modular, scalable technology that will lay the future for BMW Groups.
BMW iX is launched in two model variants BMW iX xDrive50 and xDrive40. Both models have electric four-wheel drive and a combined power of 523 hp for xDrive50 and 326 hp for xDrive40. Current acceleration makes xDrive50 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds while xDrive40 does the same in 6.1 seconds.
The BMW iX xDrive50 is equipped with a high voltage battery with a net energy content of 105.2 kWh and the BMW iX xDrive40 has a net energy content of 71 kWh. The range is up to 630 kilometers for xDrive50 and up to 425 kilometers for xDrive40.
Direct current can be taken on board at a speed of up to 200 kW for xDrive50 and 150 kW for xDrive40, which means that the battery can charge from 10 to 80 percent in about 35 minutes for xDrive50 and 31 minutes for xDrive40. Customers who order a new BMW iX will have access to the public charging network BMW Charging with 3300 public charging points in Sweden.
The BMW iX will be manufactured at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. Green energy will be used throughout the production line for the vehicle and battery cells. BMW Group will get its cobalt and lithium from controlled sources in Australia and Morocco. The design principle for electric motors shall make it possible to avoid the use of rare earth metals in the rotors of the drive system. The aluminum must be manufactured with power from solar energy plants.
The BMW iX will also be equipped with the most developed driver assistance system in BMW to date. In the long term, the cars’ assistance system will be able to perform functions at autonomous level 3.
BMW will also launch another model variant in 2022, the BMW iX M60. According to preliminary values, that car will have a maximum power of 600 hp.