The progressive all-electric BMW iX, which was shown to the world overnight, will launch in Australia in the second half of 2021.
The new model, which is inspired by the BMW Vision iNEXT, has been conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility and sees BMW redefine the brand’s successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept.
“The BMW Group is constantly striving to re-invent itself,” said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “That is a central element of our corporate strategy. The BMW iX expresses this approach in an extremely concentrated form.”
The concept and design of the BMW iX are rooted in an all-embracing approach to sustainability.
This is reflected in areas of the vehicle such as its optimised aerodynamics, intelligent lightweight design and extensive use of natural and recycled materials, which help to create a cutting-edge sense of luxury and comprehensive feeling of wellbeing on board.
Perhaps more importantly is the low consumption of energy from the vehicle – with BMW promising a range in excess of 600km.
“The vehicle’s clear aim is to post an exceptionally low combined electric power consumption figure for its segment of less than 21kWh per 100 kilometres in the WLTP test cycle,” BMW said.
“A gross energy content of more than 100kWh should enable the latest-generation high-voltage battery to record a range of more than 600 kilometres in the WLTP cycle.”
The new charging technology of the BMW iX enables DC fast charging at up to 200kW, meaning the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent of its full capacity in less than 40 minutes. Moreover, within ten minutes enough energy can be fed into the battery to increase the vehicle’s range by more than 120 kilometres.
“We are setting new industry standards with the technology in the BMW iX,” said Frank Weber, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development.
The BMW iX will launch in Australia in the second half of 2021.