I think it’s fair to say that the buck-toothed 4-series is one of the ugliest cars on the market and I’m sorry to report that BMW has launched yet another hideous buck-toothed car. Meet BMW’s third fully electric vehicle, the iX.
The Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) iX is still in development phase and has a year before its market launched in late 2021. BMW’s iX will be taking on Audi’s e-tron and Mercedes-Benz’s EQC with more power!
The iX’s two electric motors will produce a maximum output of more than 370 kW (500hp) and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 5.0 seconds.
The car will have a range of over 600 km and can be charged from 10 per cent to 80 in under 40 minutes using DC fast charging at up to 200 kW. With just 10 minutes of charging, the car the battery will have enough energy to do more than 120 km of range which means that if you forgot to plug your car in the night before you can still make it to work the next day.
Dimension wise the iX is the same length and width as the X5, almost the same length as the X6 and the size of the wheels brings in mind the X7. The front of the car you get the vertical kidney grille similar to that of the 4-series which is blanked off since you don’t need that much air for cooling. Camera technology, radar functions and other sensors have been integrated into the grille and behind a transparent surface.
In the iX the level of computing power has been developed to process 20 times the data volume of previous models, which is a significant progress for automated driving.
Step inside and iX has a minimalistic design. According to Domagoj Dukec, VP of BMW Design; “We designed the BMW iX from the inside out. In the process, we took particular care to create a modern, warm and minimalist interior design with a very spacious feel.”
So, I’m quoting directly from BMW: “there is no centre tunnel, adding to the open, airy feel while also allowing extra legroom in the front and rear, sufficient space for storage facilities, and a centre console crafted to look like a high-quality piece of furniture.”
More information will be released closer to the launch of the car next year. Stay tuned!