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Updated: BMW iX electric SUV priced from £69,905

7 BMW iX

BMW has published pricing and range information for its new fully electric SUV, the iX.

The entry-level iX xDrive40 will serve up 326PS and provide a maximum range of 257 miles from its 70kWh battery.

A more potent xDrive50 version will also be offered, with 523PS and a range of 380 miles thanks to a 100kWh battery.

Both versions of the iX utilise a twin-motor setup, which enables for high levels of traction by sending power to all four wheels when necessary. To maximise efficency, the iX can operate purely as a rear-wheel-drive car.

Acceleration from 0-62mph takes just 4.6 seconds in the more powerful xDrive50, while the xDrive40 completes the sprint in 6.1 seconds.

Sport and M Sport derivatives will be available with both powertrain options.

A similar size to the X5, the iX will rival the Audi e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC when it arrives in the UK in November.

The xDrive50 version can charge at up to 195kW, while the maximum charging capacity of the xDrive40 is 150kW. This means that a ten-minute plug-in time provides sufficient energy to add more than 50 miles of range. In both model variants, the battery’s charge can be increased from 10 to 80%  of its full capacity in under 40 minutes.

BMW says the iX will offer a new level of connectivity through the presence of 5G and cloud technology, with some functions which need a lot of computing power carried out in the cloud, where they can be processed faster than in the car. It will also debut the latest iDrive operating system.

A pair of high-resoloution screens provide the majority of infotainment and instumentation functions, with the assistance of BMW's voice controlled digital assistant. There is also a physical iDrive controller mounted on the central console.

The iX is also equipped for Level 3 autonomomy and comes with the largest array of driver assistance systems ever fitted as standard to a BMW.

BMW iX prices and range:

Model

Range (Miles) (WLTP)

OTR Price

iX xDrive40 Sport

257

£69,905

iX xDrive40 M Sport

257

£72,905

iX xDrive50 Sport

380

£91,905

iX xDrive50 M Sport

380

£94,905


 

 


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