Look ahead to the BMW iX, which is still in its series production development phase.
The first model based on the BMW Group’s new future toolkit, the BMW iX is the company’s new technology flagship, bringing together the latest innovation in the fields of electric mobility, automated driving and intelligent connectivity.
The BMW iX redefines the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept with its clear focus on sustainability, spaciousness and interior wellbeing.
The vehicle has the exterior length and width of the BMW X5, the height of the BMW X6 and the wheel dimensions of the BMW X7. The minimalist design expresses a futuristic form of driving pleasure and provides a luxurious, relaxing feeling of space with a lounge-like ambience for passengers in the five seats.
The fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology provides the BMW iX with standout efficiency. Two electric motors with a maximum output of more than 370kW/500hp power the BMW iX from zero to 100 km/h in under five seconds. It also recorded a combined electric power consumption of less than 21 kWh per 100 kilometres in the WLTP test cycle.
The BMW iX’s performance is optimised for long distances thanks to a high range and state-of-the-art charging technology. DC fast charging at up to 200 kW allows the battery to be charged from 10 to 80 per cent of its full capacity in 40 minutes. A 10-minute fast charge adds 120 kilometres to the car’s range.
Meanwhile, the new technology toolkit enables further advances in the areas of automated driving and digital services. Extremely high level of computing power for data processing, extremely powerful sensors, 5G capability provides the basis for optimised automated driving and parking functions.
Reduced use of character lines and generously shaped surfaces create an imposing body design. Precisely worked details accentuate the modern premium characteristics and efficiency of the BMW iX. The doors have frameless windows, while the tailgate has no separation joints and extends across the whole of the rear.
The eye-catching, vertical and almost enclosed BMW kidney grille serves as an intelligence panel with integrated sensors, camera and radar technology for advanced driver assistance systems.
The BMW iX also features the slimmest headlights ever on a BMW Group model. The LED rear lights are also extremely slim and have a distinctive light design.
The vehicle as a whole is designed from the inside out which gives a luxurious feeling of wellbeing created by generous levels of space, high-quality materials, a slim instrument panel, newly developed seats with integral head restraints and an exceptionally large panoramic glass roof.
The BMW Curved Display spans a fully digital screen grouping made up of 12.3-inch Information Display and 14.9-inch Control Display with single-piece, frameless glass surface; while the standard 2.5-zone automatic climate control comes with new and extremely intuitive operation.
BMW iX is the BMW Group’s first series-produced vehicle with a hexagonal steering wheel.
The track-inspired contour improves ease of access and gives the driver a better view of the Information Display.