BMW has officially pulled the covers off its newest marvel, the BMW iX. The iX is the production version of the iNext electric crossover concept. You can forget about the 7 Series as the flagship in BMW’s lineup, since the iX is taking the brand to new heights.
The iX is powered by BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive powertrain, which consists of two electric motors and a 100 kWh battery. BMW says that the iX will have a driving range over 300 miles on the EPA cycle.
The iX’s two electric motors generate a combined 500 horsepower, which accelerates the iX from 0-62 mph in under five seconds. You can plug it into a DC fast charger, which will add 75 miles of range in 10 minutes and charge the iX up to 80 percent in 40 minutes.
At the front, the iX adopts the same large vertical kidney grilles as the new M3 and M4. Since the iX doesn’t need the grille to cool an engine, the grille hides the sensors, cameras and radar technology. BMW says that the iX is about the same size as the X5.
Inside the look is very futuristic and some of the highlights include a hexagonal steering wheel, a large curved display and the largest glass surface ever in a BMW. The interior also features recycled materials. The iX will be 5G enabled and the computing power is 20 times faster than any other BMW model.
The BMW iX will enter production in the second half of 2021.