BMW has now presented its new electric SUV BMW iX. The car builds on the concept model BMW Vision iNext as the company has shown before.
The BMW iX comes with a fifth generation BMW eDrive driveline consisting of two electric motors. The electric driveline is manufactured in a sustainable way, without the use of rare earth metals and the batteries are designed for a long-term life cycle and a high degree of recycling, while the energy used in the production comes from renewable materials.
The range of the car is estimated at over 600 kilometers and new charging technology allows it to be quickly charged in ten minutes to drive another 120 km. Charging the battery from 0 to percent with a Wallbox for home charging takes under 11 hours.
The car’s computer performance has been upgraded to handle 20 times larger data volumes and has an improved sensor system as well as 5g capacity and a new operating system that provides improved functions in self-driving and parking assistance.
In terms of appearance, the BMW iX has a length and width comparable to the BMW X5, a height like the BMW X6 while the size of the wheels is closest to the BMW X7. As a result of a discreet design thinking, the vertical BMW kidneys at the front include camera technology, radar functions and other sensors behind a transparent outer layer. The discreet design also reappears in the flushed door handles, the filling pipe for washer fluid under the BMW logo and the reversing camera located in the BMW logo on the tailgate.
The engine power for the BMW iX is over 500 horsepower and the car does 0-100 km / h in less than 5.0 seconds. The draft coefficient is then 0.25, the maximum speed is 200 km / h and the luggage compartment has a capacity of 500 liters.
The BMW iX is scheduled to be released sometime during the second half of 2021.