A year before its market launch at the end of 2021, the BMW Group is providing a first look ahead to the future BMW iX, which is currently still in the series development phase.
The BMW iX is the first model based on a new, modular, scalable future toolkit developed by the BMW Group; its focus is a fresh interpretation of design, sustainability, driving pleasure, versatility and luxury.
Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, the iX sees BMW redefining the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. With its completely newly developed, precise and minimalist design, the BMW iX is the first representative of a trailblazing generation of cars poised to redefine the driving experience, the feeling of interior space and the relationship between a vehicle and those on board.
BMW claim the iX harnesses the latest innovations in the fields of electrification, automated driving and connectivity to deliver a mobility experience which has a greater focus than ever on people. This is why the iX has been developed from the inside out, with a clear emphasis on quality of life and wellbeing for drivers and passengers. The clear and minimalist exterior design showcases a new form of mobility geared squarely to the needs of the vehicle’s occupants. Its interior offers those on board innovative options for using the time during a journey – and enjoying relaxation, safety, security, and a new form of luxury in the process.
Ed – Sounds more like a design makeover than a car.
What is the iX?
An all electric SUV from BMW based on a fancy design concept first shown a couple of year ago. Now looks more like an X3 that has been tarted up and some blue lines added.
When will it land?
The iX will go into production at BMW Plant Dingolfing from the second half of 2021. Expect a UK RHD version in late 2021 at the earliest.
This will be a fast SUV. The iX make use of the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology – which encompasses the two electric motors, the power electronics, the charging technology and the high-voltage battery. According to the most recent design calculations, this will develop output of more than 500 hp, enough to power the BMW iX from 0 to 62 mph in under 5.0 seconds.
BMW expect a pack of more than 100 kWh and that should enable a range of over 600 kilometres or 372 miles in the WLTP.
The new charging technology of the BMW iX enables DC fast charging at up to 200 kW giving over 75 miles of range in ten minutes.
This means the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent of its full capacity in under 40 minutes.
From a home charger it takes around eleven hours to charge the battery from 0 to 100 per cent at 11 kW.
Do we know the price?
No price at this time.
Has a an interesting Hexagonal steering wheel.
Learn more and stay in touch with BMW from the iX site.