It’s here! BMW’s first all-electric vehicle in India, the iX, has been launched, and it’s hell-bound on changing a lot of opinions. Firstly, it rubbishes the fact that electric vehicles are boring to look at. The iX has an interesting design combined with plenty of new tech features. For instance, the kidney grille has sensors, camera and radar tech.
Then, the interiors take a minimalistic approach with the highlight being the curved glass display. We’re sure you’d also love the electrochromic panorama glass roof, the quirky hexagonal steering wheel and the use of ‘Shy Tech’. Plus, it’s got enough space thanks to the absence of central tunnel and flat floor. And the multi-functional leather seats will give you a complete lounge experience. The maximum luggage carrying capacity is 1750 litres courstey the 40/20/40 split.
The iX uses BMW’s eDrive technology and a drive unit that is powered by a two electric motors. This is the 322-bhp iX xDrive40 that we are talking about, which is decently quick to reach from 0-100 kph in 6.1 seconds. Of course, we expect the all-wheel-drive iX to have the typical characteristics. On the range front, BMW claims that the iX can generate a maximum range of 425 km from its two high-voltage 76.6-kWh batteries. Use the 150-kW DC charger, and the iX will take 31 minutes to reach 80 per cent charge. And in 10 minutes, the iX will have 95 km of range. With the help of a 11-kW AC charger, the iX will take 7 hours to fully charge the iX.
For now, BMW is only offering the iX xDrive40 variant in India, priced at Rs 1.16 crore (ex-showroom), with deliveries to being from April ’22. Do let us know your views on the BMW iX.