BMW has pulled the covers off the iX electric SUV which is the production version of the Vision iNext concept from 2018.
Built on a bespoke platform featuring an aluminium spaceframe and innovative Carbon Cage, the iX will be powered by a 100kWh battery pack that feeds the two-motor all-wheel drive system making a total of 370kW.
The iX offers up to 600km of driving range and a sub 5.0 second 0-100km/h sprint time.
The battery can utilise DC fast charging at up to 200kW, this means the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent of its full capacity in under 40 minutes, while BMW’s 11kW wallbox can replenish the battery to 100 per cent in 11 hours.
In terms of the design, the iX gets the tall double kidney grille, slim headlights and tail-lights, frameless door windows and a clamshell tailgate.
On the inside, BMW says there is a mixture of high-quality materials, newly developed seats with integral head restraints and a large panoramic glass roof to deliver lounge-like ambience.
The party piece is the new BMW Curved Display – which forms part of the next-generation BMW Operating System. It consists of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen.
BMW Australia has confirmed the iX will launch locally in the second half of 2021.
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