BMW has revealed all the details of its iX electric SUV, which is launching the attack on Tesla.
After months of teasers, presentations, and publicity stunts, BMW finally presents its iX electric SUV in all its details! The SUV will be launched at the same time as the i4 sedan, next November. In the meantime, BMW lifts the veil on the prices and the technique of the one who now oversees its electric range.
As with the i4 sedan, the iX SUV is launched in two versions. For the moment, you will have the choice between the iX xDrive40, and the version xDrive50, of course more powerful. But unlike the i4, these two versions will be well equipped with all-wheel drive via two electric motors. In detail, the xDrive40 engine has 326 ch, and a 76.6 kWh battery. It will be able to shoot down from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.1 seconds, with a autonomy maximum the 425 km (WLTP).
For its part, the iX xDrive50 will be entitled to a total of 523 ch, for a 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds. The large 111.5 kWh battery gives it, according to the WLTP cycle, a autonomy maximum the 630 km. Very good figures, even compared to a Tesla Model X, which tops out at 580 km (Long Range version). A 600 hp M60 sports version is under development.
Obviously, the prices are very different for these two versions. The BMW iX xDrive40 will be available from 86,250 €, when the xDrive50 starts at 103 500 €.A sum, but which once again comes to attack to see overtake Tesla and its Model X. The entry ticket of the latter is indeed placed at € 99,990. Even if the Tesla SUV is a little more spacious and more efficient, we did not expect it to be rushed on its price / autonomy ratio, a specialty of Elon Musk’s brand.
The BMW iX, on the other hand, is more expensive than its German competitor, the Audi e-tron, which starts at € 71,900, but tops out at 452 km of range in the Sportback version, and even falls under 400 km on the versions sports.
For the rest, we discover a fairly refined interior, with a large screen banner that is also found in the i4 sedan: a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, which is extended by a large central 14.9-inch screen. BMW has also put the package aside embedded technologies, with a large number of sensors and cameras for autonomous driving, four-wheel steering (standard on xDrive50), load up to 200 kW (150 kW on xDrive40), aluminum and carbon structure, brand new iDrive infotainment system, etc.
In short, a proposal that should be competitive in a booming market. See you in the coming months for the first tests, just to be sure!
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