The German carmaker BMW entered the luxurious EV space with their all-electric SUV BMW iX. It was launched in India on 13th December 2021 and is priced at Rs 1.16 crore[ex-showroom]. The first batch of BMW iX got sold out on the day of its launch itself! A BMW official said, “The electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) has been completely sold-out on the day of launch itself. The first phase of bookings saw an overwhelming response by the customers online and at BMW India dealerships across the country. Deliveries will start at the beginning of April 2022. BMW India will open the second phase of bookings in Q1 2022.”
The iX carries the same design elements as the iNext Concept. It is a rather small car that fits into the 5-seater compact SUV segment.
Upfront, it features a larger and more vertical chrome grille surrounded in gloss black. The bigger grille is neatly contrasted by the slim LED headlight. Over to the side, the look is simple with flat wheel arches, door handles flush with the body of the car, and chrome inserts running at the bottom of the windows. This car gets a dual-tone finish with thick lines of black on the bumper, along the side, and also on the roof.
The car runs on low-profile tires, and the rims also carry the black theme. It gets a sloping headline and the rear spoiler extends farther back. At the rear, the taillights are ultra-slim and run deep into the boot lid. The rear bumper also features a black scuff plate.
Specs and features
The xDrive40 has a 71kWh battery and a dual-motor setup that pumps out 326HP of power and 630 Nm of torque. It sprints from 0-100kmph in just 6.1 seconds. It gets a fast-charging architecture that gets the battery from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 31 minutes. It offers a range of 414Km (WLTP).
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On the inside, this car feels like a step into the future. It gets a very sophisticated and clean-looking dashboard. The main highlight is the twin-spoke flat-bottom steering. The steering is also flattened at the ten and two positions, making it a hexagon. The dash also gets a single curved screen that features a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit and a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The center console gets a wooden finish, with a glass dial and touch capacitive buttons. The seats are made stitched in microfiber fabric made from recycled plastic