The iX is the next generation of sustainable, technologically advanced vehicle
November 18, 2020: BMW has unveiled the first look of the much awaited BMW iX, earlier named as BMW Vision iNext, which will be launched in US Market in early 2022. With a futuristic design, this will be the first representative of a generation of cars poised to redefine the driving experience, the feeling of space inside and the relationship between vehicles and those on board.
BMW iX flaunts the purely electric mobility and exhilarating driving experience combined with a sense of wellbeing for both drivers and passengers all the while enjoying the journey with safety, security. It is a new form of luxury that reimagines SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle).
From BMW i3, the first sustainable urban vehicle, to BMW i8 which has become leading-edge drivetrain technology in the premium sports car segment, the design and technology of BMW iX form an integrated package that lays the foundations for what is in many respects a new kind of driving experience.
The fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology – which encompasses two electric motors, the power electronics, the charging technology and the high-voltage battery – delivers improved efficiency and performance.
The new charging technology of the BMW iX enables DC fast charging at up to 200 kW. The battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent capacity in under 40 minutes. In just ten minutes, enough energy can be fed into the battery to increase the car’s range by around 75 miles. It takes less than eleven hours to charge the high-voltage battery from 0 to 100 per cent at 11 kW Level 2 charging station.
BMW is partnering with EVgo, the largest US public fast charging network and the first in the U.S. to be powered by 100% renewable energy.
“The BMW iX shows how we can give new technologies a very modern and emotional design. The car is technologically complex, but it feels very clear and uncomplicated. The BMW iX offers a mobile living space in which people will feel at ease, where the car’s intelligence is only there when you need it,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President, BMW Group Design.
Muscular SAV proportions and intelligent kidney grille, Groundbreaking panoramic glass roof with electrochromic shading, LED headlights and BMW Laserlight, aerodynamically optimized exterior mirrors, black body edging, optimizing its aerodynamic properties and weight, intelligent material mix: combining weight reduction and maximum rigidity, newly designed center console, new hexagonal steering wheel design, automatic climate control with new controls and integral nanofiber filter are some of the features of the new BMW iX.
Interested U.S. customers can sign up for BMW iX updates on their website.