BMW has revealed its first all-electric SUV headed the US, with the concept inext become the new BMW iX. Set to be officially launched in 2021 and arrive in dealerships in the United States the following year, the iX is still a work in progress, BMW said, but he already has some numbers to tease us.
It is based on the fifth generation of the eDrive technology, combined electric drive units that bundle together Motor automaker, electronics, and more in a smaller, more efficient overall. BMW iX has two electric motors for all-wheel drive, and we were told to expect about 500 horsepower SUV.
This will be enough for 0-62mph in less than 5.0 seconds, BMW says, but still provide EPA estimated range of 300 miles. It’s not the greatest range, we saw a BEV SUV, true, but it is still enough to put the iX in the upper middle of the field, at least according to today’s models.
To the charge, there will be a DC quick charge socket until 200 kW. This, BMW says, means that if you find a charging station compatible, you’ll be able to take the iX 10 to 80 percent in less than 40 minutes. Ten minutes on a 200 kW connection is good for about 75 miles. On a 11 kilowatts Level 2 charger device you want within 11 hours to fully charge flat.
BMW is Evgo clash with the United States for its support network, with the BMW application updates showing things like status in real time charger, and allow them to start and monitor charging sessions. Those who rent or buy a BMW iX – or, indeed, other fully electric BMW qualifying models – will get $ 100 credit Evgo.
Regarding the design, iX is roughly the same as the BMW X5 in length and width, and about the same height as the BMW X6. You will be offered with 20-, 21-, and 22-inch wheels. The wheelbase is 118 inches, and BMW says the front and rear track was made intentionally broad in order to balance the long-distance comfort with a sporty driving.
The BMW kidney grille familiar – we’ve seen get bigger and more dominant in recent models – is present, with a futuristic touch worthy of the status of the EV as an all-electric vehicle. It is also designed with EV requirements in mind: because there is no internal combustion version considered, the gate of iX is fully closed. Instead of cooling, it is where the camera, radar, and other sensors are packed, and a system of heating and cleaning to keep them free of ice, snow and road grime.
The topcoat, in turn, affects self-healing BMW claims. If heated for a few minutes – or left at room temperature for 24 hours – small scratches and abrasions repair themselves. The sensors themselves, meanwhile, feed into a computer system which is 20x more capable than existing BMW uses in its cars.
The grille is flanked by new headlights, which BMW says are updated his flatter. LED lamps are standard, with new bands for daytime running lights, while BMW Laserlight – with new adaptive LED – will be an option. Above is the BMW logo roundel, which serves in fact the filler cap washer fluid reservoir. Indeed, the cover itself is not designed to be opened by the owners, BMW by authorized technicians.
Inside there is a panoramic roof glass in one piece with optional shadingautomatically activates when the iX is parked, to help keep the freshness of the cabin. The doors have electric handles, normally flush, while the windows are frameless design a new feature on a BMW SUV. They get three-layer sealing for sound improvement.
Noise management, in fact, was a large foyer, BMW said. The exterior mirror has ultra-thin frames, for example, that help reduce wind noise and improve aerodynamics. They include tiny flashing, too. The charging port, meanwhile, is behind a flap on the right-rear wheel, where traditional BMW would fill his gas tank.