The BMW iX will be priced at a level similar to the X5 SUV when it is launched later in the year ahead of deliveries beginning in 2022
The BMW iX EV SUV will cost from £69,905 when it is launched later in the year – prices intentionally set to be comparable with a combustion-engine X5 SUV.
BMW says deliveries will begin in 2022 and the iX will initially be offered in two guises: iX xDrive 40 and iX xDrive 50, which will be priced from £91,905.
BMW’s alternative to the Audi e-tron electric SUV, the iX produces 500hp in xDrive 50 guise, enough for 0-62mph in less than 5.0 seconds.
The 300hp xDrive 40 can do 0-62mph in just over 6.0 seconds. Both, as indicated by the xDrive branding, are all-wheel drive, with electric motors front and rear.
BMW is promising a range of more than 249 miles for the xDrive 40 – and the xDrive 50, which grows the battery from 70kWh to more than 100kWh – will have a range of over 373 miles.
Both models are ready to take DC fast charging, up to 150kW in the 40 and 200kW in the 50.
BMW says it has been designed from the inside out, focused on providing “quality of life and wellbeing for drivers and passengers”.
The extremely luxurious interior is clear and uncomplicated, with a new version of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system and high-end materials throughout.
It’s sustainable too, with a control panel made of sustainably-produced, FSC-certified wood, plus leather tanned with olive leaves and seats made from 50% recycled materials.