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385kW xDrive50 Sport 111.5kWh 5dr Auto

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Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Top Speed
Top Speed124mph

Driver Convenience

  • Attentiveness assist
  • BMW ConnectedDrive online services
  • BMW Natural interaction
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator warning light
  • Condition based service
  • Connected eDrive Services
  • Engine start/stop button
  • iDrive controller
  • Integral active steering
  • Integrated owners handbook
  • Live Cockpit Professional with head up display including 12.3" instrument cluster and 14.9" central display
  • Service interval indicator

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • AC charging up to 11kW
  • BMW xDrive system
  • DC charging up to 195kW
  • Double wishbone front axle
  • eDrive exterior sound
  • Electric drive unit
  • Flexible charger
  • Front and rear air suspension
  • High voltage 105kWh battery
  • Mode 3 charging cable

Entertainment

  • DAB Tuner enables digital radio reception
  • Harman/Kardon surround sound audio system with 18 speakers and 655W
  • Personal eSim
  • USB connections (2 x Type C in cupholder area and 2 x Type C on rear of front seats)
  • Wireless charging tray

Exterior Features

  • BMW iconic sound electric
  • Body colour plastic front apron
  • Body colour roof fin
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate comfort windscreen
  • Daylight driving lights
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Electric integrated door handles flush with the door surface
  • Electrically heated and folding side mirrors with automatic parking function and automatic anti-dazzle function on drivers side mirror
  • Follow me home headlight function
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Fuel filler flap - right rear in body colour
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • High beam assistant
  • LED rear lights
  • Left charging flap on the front side
  • Licence plate panel integrated into front bumper and tailgate
  • Model logo - iX on left of tailgate and xDrive model inscription and model designation on right of tailgate
  • One piece front bumper cover including towing eye cover in body colour
  • Rain sensor + automatic driving lights control
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear window wiper
  • Side frame decorative moulding black high gloss
  • Third brake light featuring LED technology
  • Vertical intelligence panel kidney grille
  • Welcome light carpet
  • Window cavity cover in black high gloss

Interior Features

  • 12V - Power sockets with front centre console and luggage compartment
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats with backrest
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Driver and front passenger heated seats
  • Fixed luggage compartment cover
  • Four cupholders (2 front and 2 in rear centre arm rest)
  • Four lashing eyes in luggage compartment
  • Four zone automatic air conditioning
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Glove box with electric unlocking (button next to glove box lid)
  • Headrests for all seats
  • Polygonal steering wheel
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Seat back with flap pocket
  • Seat occupancy detection for driver and passenger side
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Split folding rear seats
  • Stationary cooling
  • Storage space underneath the floor insert in luggage compartment
  • Storage tray and compartment with cover in centre console
  • Tool kit

Packs

  • Connected package professional - iX
  • Driving assistant professional pack - ix

Passive Safety

  • Active protection
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • BMW emergency call
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
  • Crash sensor
  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Driver and passenger side airbags
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control with extended contents
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Front brake discs with interior ventilation
  • Hill start assistant
  • Horn
  • Integrated brake system
  • Passive protection for pedestrians
  • Rear brake discs with interior ventilation
  • Recuperation system
  • Side impact protection
  • Three point seat belts for all four seats
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit

Security

  • Alarm system
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Interior centre lock switch
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Two vehicle keys

Trim

  • Diagonal stitching on seats

Wheels

  • Tyre repair kit

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Passive Safety

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    111.5
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    2.3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    3240
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    3.7
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    1980
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    7.4
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    960
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    11
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    645
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City
    17.8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    20.7
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH
    21.4
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL
    20.5
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High
    24.9
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High
    18.3
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low
    18.3
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium
    17.3
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City
    3.5
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    3
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH
    2.9
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL
    3
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High
    2.5
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High
    3.4
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low
    3.4
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium
    3.6
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City
    705
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    612
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH
    589
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL
    613
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Extra High
    502
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - High
    679
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Low
    690
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Medium
    717
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City
    438.1
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    380.3
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH
    366
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL
    380.9
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Extra High
    311.9
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - High
    421.9
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Low
    428.7
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Medium
    445.5

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    Not Available
  • Engine Code
    XE2A01N0
  • Engine Layout
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
  • Badge Power
    523
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    523kW xDrive50 111.5kWh
  • Coin Series
    Sport
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    50E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    91
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    87
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    73
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    81
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    4.6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    523
  • Engine Power - KW
    385
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    564
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    78
  • Engine Torque - NM
    765
  • Top Speed
    124

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    N/A

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    255/50 R21
  • Tyre Size Rear
    255/50 R21
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    STYLE 1010
  • Wheel Type
    21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1696
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4953
  • Wheelbase
    3000
  • Width
    1967
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2230

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3145
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1750
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    500
  • Max. Loading Weight
    635
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    2500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2510
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    12.8

BMW re-sets the standard for large, luxury EV Crossovers with this iX. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

BMW's all-electric model line-up, for years solely carried by the little i3, is now taking shape. We've already been introduced to the i4 sports saloon and the iX3 mid-sized SUV. And beyond that, there's this car, the iX, a large luxury SUV which the Munich maker hopes will move the game on from the standards already set in this segment by direct rivals like the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes EQC. The company claims the iX to represent the pinnacle of its electrification strategy. It's certainly the brand's first 4WD EV, it uses the fifth generation of the Bavarian maker's e-motor and battery technology and the carbonfibre-rich structure is more innovative than anything we've seen from the company since the i3. But there's still plenty of conventional design from combustion models in the 'CLAR'-influenced platform. And there's no sign here of the advanced 800-volt fast-charging infrastructure that you'll find on top VW Group EVs. Despite all that, you'll certainly feel that you've got the market's most advanced luxury EV if you own one of these - when you look at it in your driveway or slip inside the futuristic cabin. But does it - will it - work as an ownership proposition? We'll see.

Driving Experience

There's a choice of three iX variants, all using the same twin-motor four wheel drive configuration. Things kick off with the iX xDrive40, which has 326hp, a 71kWh-plus battery pack with a 257 mile range and, when driven less frugally, a rest to 62mph time of just 6.1s on the way to 124mph. The alternative iX xDrive50 flagship model has 523hp, a 105.2kWh battery pack with a range of up to 380 miles and can get to 62mph in 4.7s en route to the same top speed. The summit of the iX range is marked by the M60 version, which uses the same bigger battery as the '50'-series model but mates it with an even more powerful 619hp electric motor total output, delivered with up to 1,100Nm of torque. The range reading - 357 miles - is still acceptable and 62mph flashes by in just 3.8s on the way to an electronically limited maximum of 155mph. BMW wants to set a fresh handling standard for large luxury EV Crossovers in this class, so great efforts have been made to trim weight from the aluminium-intensive chassis, which features double wishbone (front) and multi-link (rear) suspension and can offer active rear wheel steering. On the move, there are 'High', 'Moderate' or 'Low' Brake Energy Regeneration settings. Plus activating driving position B with the selector lever generates so much off-throttle retardation that you'll virtually never have to use the brake pedal except when coming to a standstill. Using the alternative 'Adaptive' regen setting, the iX can also manage its own levels of brake recuperate to charge its battery on the move. When approaching a junction for example, the degree of recuperation will be increased. On the open road meanwhile, the coasting function sees the car 'freewheeling' with no drive power whenever the driver takes their foot off the accelerator.

Design and Build

From the pictures, it's quite hard to see where, size-wise, the iX fits into the SUV market, so it might help to know that the external dimensions are pretty similar to those of a BMW X5. Clever EV drivetrain packaging and a long wheelbase though, mean that interior cabin space is closer to that of an X7, though no 7-seat option will be offered. The styling, previewed by the company's 'Vision iNext' concept of 2018, is characterised by the lack of profile panelwork creases, plus there are frameless doors and a tapered glasshouse with an angled rear D-pillar. Because there's no need for a radiator, the front grille houses the drive assistance system's cameras, radars and sensors. For the first time in a modern BMW, there's a fixed clamshell bonnet; that's because without an engine or any front storage space, there's no need for customers to ever open it. Under the skin, there's a unique-to-the-iX all-aluminium spaceframe chassis that's also fashioned from 'CFRP' 'Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic'. Inside, there's an airy, futuristic-feeling cabin characterised by a flat floor, recycled materials and a rather odd-looking hexagonal multi-function steering wheel. The instruments and infotainment functions are grouped together in a curved digital display. And there's no centre console, the main controls instead (a rocker to select the drive and an iDrive infotainment dial) set within the forward part of the high-set central armrest. Space in the back is generous, with lots of head and leg room. Boot space is similar to the 650-litre capacity you get in an X5.

Market and Model

From the launch of this iX in late-2021, BMW was asking from around £70,000 for the entry-level iX xDrive40 'Sport' version of this car, that model available in plusher 'M Sport' form for £3,000 more. In both cases, you get a 71kWh battery, a 326hp total output and a 257 mile driving range. Ideally though, you'd want to stretch to one of the bigger-batteried iX xDrive50 models, priced in base 'Sport' form from around £92,000; again, it's £3,000 more for 'M Sport' trim. With those '50'-series variants, you get a 105.2kWh battery, a 523hp total output and a 380 mile driving range. The same bigger battery features in the top iX M60, which is in a price league of its own, costing around £112,000. It offers 619hp and a 357 miles of driving range. The iX has more computing power for data processing than any other model in BMW's line-up. Included is over-the-air functionality via 5G, which means that over-the-air updates can be uploaded into the iX during the customer's period of ownership. That system will also be used to progressively update the car's Level 3 autonomous driving technology. Full-LED lights are standard, though buyers will also be able to specify Laser lights as an option. Wheel sizes are similar to those of the X7, so the iX offers up to 22-inch aerodynamically optimised rim sizes and 275/40 profile rubber. An optional 'Sport' package gives you aerodynamically optimised 21-inch light-alloy wheels in a double-spoke design with Midnight Grey finish, plus Sport brakes with blue-painted calipers. There's also an optional 'BMW Individual Exterior Line Titanium Bronze' finish available as an option, with selected colour accents that lend the iX a particularly exclusive aura. With this, the three-dimensional structural elements within the BMW kidney grille, the door openers, the lower edging of the side windows (which extends into the D-pillar) and the inserts in the outer areas of the rear apron all gain surfacing in Titanium Bronze.

Cost of Ownership

We'll re-state the range figures we gave you in our 'Driving Experience' section. The iX xDrive40 delivers a claimed WLTP-rated range of up to 257 miles per charge from its 71kWh-plus battery pack. The iX xDrive50 model meanwhile, has a bigger 105.2kWh battery pack that boosts range to 380 miles. With the M60, it's 357 miles. In a bid to keep weight down, the Munich maker BMW has optimised driving range by increasing the energy density of the batteries used, rather than increasing their size. What about charging? Well the xDrive40 can replenish its battery at speeds of up to 150kW, which, the brand claims, is fast enough to gain more than 56 miles of charge in around 10 minutes. The xDrive50 has 200kW charging capability that'll deliver 75 miles of driving for every 10 minutes of charging. Both iX variants, the Munich maker says, can be charged from 10% to 80% capacity in under 40 minutes and on average, use around 21kWh of electricity per 62 miles travelled. Over an ownership period of 125,000 miles, BMW claims that the iX xDrive40 will have a 45%-lower global warming potential than that of a comparable diesel model. And the brand is seeking to enhance the sustainability of its supply chain and increase its use of recycled materials for the iX. All of which will help to cut production emissions by 18%.

Summary

The game moves on quickly at the top of the EV segment. It seems like only yesterday that we were marvelling at the sophistication of large EV crossovers like the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes EQC. And, just as they moved on the standard originally set by Tesla, so the BMW iX shows just how much more is possible with a car of this kind. It's more spacious than its rivals, more futuristic inside and out and goes further on a single charge. Plus its slightly lighter weight (a relative term in a 2.5-tonne SUV) means it will handle a little better. In half a century, we'll still look back at cars like this as dinosaurs. But right here, right now, for the extremely well-heeled family EV fanatic, this is where it's at.

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