BMW iX technical details revealed


BMW has revealed the final production version and technical details of the first-ever all-electric iX SUV that debuted in November 2020. The mid-size crossover is scheduled to go on sale in November 2021 (depending on the market) with two variants: iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive50. Both, of course, are AWD models. Prices in Germany start at €91,995 and €117,005, respectively. Only the 50 is being offered in America, priced at $83,200 plus $995 destination.

The iX xDrive50 is powered by two electric motors, one at each axle, developing a combined 385 kW (523 metric hp) and 765 Nm (564 lb-ft) of torque. A 105.2 kWh (net) lithium-ion battery pack is claimed to offer a WLTP range between 549-630 km (341-391 mi). For those who care, a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is claimed to take 4.6 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 200 km/h (124 mph). Unladen weight is 2,510 kg (5,534 lbs).

Those who don’t fancy too many horses can, of course, go for the iX xDrive40. This one too has two electric motors, but the combined output here is 240 kW (326 metric hp) and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of torque. The battery pack here is of a 71 kWh (net) capacity, which is claimed to offer a WLTP range between 372-425 km (231-264 mi). A 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is claimed to take 6.1 seconds, while the top speed remains electronically limited to 200 km/h (124 mph). Unladen weight is 2,365 kg (5,214 lbs), which makes the xDrive40 a significant 145 kg (320 lbs) lighter than the xDrive50, but then the latter has a lot more power to compensate. Download the specification sheet here.

The smaller battery pack can be recharged at a maximum rate of 150 kW (DC), while the larger pack has been rated for a maximum of 200 kW (DC). A DC fast-charging station can fill up the packs from 10-80% SoC in 31 and 35 minutes, respectively.


Last but not the least, the crossover measures 4,953 mm long, 1,967 mm wide and 1,696 mm tall. Luggage capacity measures between 500-1,750 litres.

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