Australian specs and pricing have been announced for the all-electric 2022 BMW iX ahead of a local launch in the fourth quarter of this year.
Initially, BMW will offer three grades with prices starting from $135,900 plus on-road costs.
All iX variants feature a dual-motor all-wheel drive configuration. The entry-level xDrive40 uses a 77kWh battery to drive the electric motors. BMW claims outputs of 240kW of power and 630Nm of torque.
According to WLTP testing, when fully charged the xDrive40 has a 425km driving range, while the 0-100km/h dash takes 6.1 seconds.  
The xDrive50 gets a larger 112kWh battery and outputs 385kW and 765Nm. The larger battery extends the range to 630km, while the 0-100km/h sprint drops to 4.6 seconds.
When using a DC fast charger, owners can charge at up to 150kW in the xDrive40 and up to 200kW in the xDrive50.
BMW says the fast charger can add 95km of range to the xDrive40 in 10 minutes and 150km to the xDrive50 with an initial battery level of 10 per cent.
Buyers of all variants will get a five-year, unlimited-usage Chargefox subscription.
A more powerful iX M60 variant packing over 440kW of power will join the range at a later date.
Dimensionally, the iX measures 4953mm long, 1967mm wide and 1696mm tall, with a 3000mm wheelbase.
Behind the second row, there’s 500L of luggage space which increases to 1750L with the rear seats folded.
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 and newly developed seats with integral head restraints to deliver a lounge-like ambience.
The party piece is the new BMW Curved Display – which forms part of the next-generation BMW Operating System 8.0. It consists of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
2022 BMW iX pricing (excludes on-road costs):
iX xDrive40 - $135,900
iX xDrive40 Sport - $141,900
iX xDrive 50 Sport - $169,900
2022 BMW iX equipment highlights:
12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
DAB+ digital radio
Wireless phone charging
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Harman/Kardon sound system
BMW Natural Interaction voice assistant
Driving Assistant Professional
21-inch alloy wheels
LED headlights
Ambient lighting
Olive Leaf-tanned leather upholstery
Four-zone climate control
Heated front seats with massaging
Comfort Access keyless entry and start
Shadow Line exterior package
BMW Iconic Sounds
Charging cables – Mode 2 for domestic sockets, Mode 3 for public chargers
Semi-autonomous parking assist
Five-year, unlimited-usage Chargefox subscription
Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection and junction assist
Blind-spot monitoring
Lane-change assist
Lane-keeping assist
Front and rear cross-traffic assist
Traffic sign recognition
Safe exit warning
Evasive steering assist
Automatic speed limit assist
Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
Front and rear parking sensors
xDrive40 Sport adds
22-inch alloy wheels
Metallic paint
High-gloss black side sills
Body colour front apron
Dark-finish headlights and tail lights
Sport brakes with blue callipers
xDrive50 Sport adds
‘Sky Lounge’ panoramic glass roof with electrochromatic shade function
BMW Laserlight headlights
Active steering
Adaptive two-axle air suspension
Soft-close doors
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