The First-Ever BMW iX

November 11th, 2020 by

The first-ever BMW iX provides a look at the next generation of BMW vehicles. Built on a new modular, scalable all-electric architecture, the iX is poised to spawn a whole new family of BMW’s.


After the success of the BMW i3 and i8, a new technology flagship is set to drive the BMW i brand into the future. Now in its fifth generation, the BMW eDrive delivers a new standard of efficiency and performance. With a power output of around 500 hp, the iX will sprint from 0-60 in under 5 seconds. Range is also improved at up to 300 miles per charge. New charging technology also means more user friendly charging. In just 10 minutes, the iX is able to charge up to 75 miles in range. It only takes 40 minutes to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent battery capacity. BMW has also partnered with EVgo to create the nation’s first charging network powered by 100% renewable energy.


The iX combines all the best features of BMW’s SAV lineup with. It has the size and functionality of an X5, the sportiness of an X6, and the presence of an X7. With an 118-inch wheelbase and available 20-inch, 21-inch, and 22-inch wheels, the iX provides the ideal platform for long-distance comfort and sporty driving characteristics.


The innovation doesn’t stop with drivetrain. The iX is available with the largest panoramic glass roof fitted to any vehicle int he BMW lineup. Instead of a sunshade, the glass roof features an industry first PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) technology to shade the glass.


Cutting edge technology has been subtly integrated through the iX. Instead of a traditional kidney grille for cooling, the kidney grille on the iX houses the camera, radar, and other sensors that make up BMW’s intelligent safety suite. Other “shy tech” includes integrated door handles flush with the door panel, hidden distance sensors on the front and rear bumpers, and rear-view camera integrated into the BMW roundel on the trunk.

The bespoke design of the exterior of the iX can also be found inside. Newly developed seats, interior materials, and a redesigned center console ensure the iX stands apart. The BMW Curved Display makes its production debut in the iX. A 12.3 inch driver Information Display joins with a 14.9 inch Control Display to form a single seamless driver oriented display. A new generation of iDrive will also debut with this system.

The BMW iX is set to go into production towards the end of 2021 for a 2022 launch.

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