With the BMW iX xDrive40 you should go up to 350 km, with 240 kW of power available. But that doesn’t stop there, as you can find out here.
Regardless of the actual name of the electric car, the plant in Dingolfing in Lower Bavaria is already being prepared for production. There are three variants, each with different performance and range. Further information became known as part of the design world premiere of the BMW iX. Until the world premiere, there were only rumors about an entry-level model with 230 kW (313 PS), a medium model with around 390 kW (530 PS), and a top model 455 kW (619 PS). The most powerful iX should need less than four seconds to sprint to 100 km / h. In this article, we look at the BMW iX xDrive 40.
The BMW iX is designed as a crossover, which in terms of size ranks roughly between the current X3 and X5 models and is also available with all-wheel drive. At the design world premiere of the iX, BMW confirmed that it relies on two electric motors of the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology. This can also be seen in power electronics, charging technology, and high-voltage storage.
The Stromer draws its energy from a lithium-ion battery that is built into the floor of the vehicle. This should enable a range of 600 to 700 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. The BMW iX is charged with an output of up to 200 kW. This enables the electric car to charge from 10 to 80 percent of the total battery capacity in less than 40 minutes. In addition, enough energy can be fed in within ten minutes to increase the range by more than 120 kilometers. The time required to charge the high-voltage battery from zero to 100 percent on a wallbox with an output of 11 kW is less than eleven hours.
The BMW iX is not only an eye-catcher from the outside. Inside, the electric car surprises with a special kind of curved display. The next generation of the fully digital display network is used in the iX. In the so-called new curved display of the BMW iNEXT, the display areas of the information and control displays merge into a single display unit that is curved towards the driver.