The German automaker will offer the iX xDrive40 from a starting price of £69,905. The xDrive50 instead will be way more expensive with a price tag of £91,905.
As WhichEV reported, the BMW iX xDrive50 will have a combined output of 523hp and a range of up to 380 miles WLTP. Meanwhile, the xDrive40 will produce 326hp and will be able to cover up to 257 miles on a single charge.
The BMW iX xDrive50 is fitted with a high-voltage battery with a net energy content of 105.2 kWh (gross energy content: 111.5 kWh), while the battery unit for xDrive40 has a net energy content of 71 kWh (gross energy content: 76.6 kWh).
The impressive battery range is complemented by flexible charging that is designed to be as convenient as possible. DC power can be taken on board at a rate of up to 195 kW (BMW iX xDrive50) or 150 kW (BMW iX xDrive40). This allows the battery charge to be increased from 10 to 80 percent in around 35 minutes in the xDrive50 or 31 minutes in the xDrive40.
Both variants will be available in Sport or M Sport trim levels, with the extensive standard specification including 21-inch alloy wheels, Driving Assistant Professional, Parking Assistant, BMW Live Cockpit Professional, climate comfort windscreen, four-zone air conditioning, heated front seats, wireless phone charging and Shadow Line exterior trim.
The new generation of the iDrive system, display concept and Operating System 8 are making their debut in the BMW iX, making interaction between driver and vehicle even more intuitive than before.
Also, the new features available include the expanded capabilities of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and the BMW Curved Display. The all-new curved display features a 12.3-inch information display and a control display with a screen diagonal of 14.9 inches housed together behind a glass surface that is angled towards the driver.
Thanks to the BMW Operating System 8 customers can benefit from increasing personalisation of the user experience based on their own BMW ID. This is used to securely store even more personalised settings and to transfer them between vehicles. A PIN code can be created, or the BMW ID associated with a particular key to prevent other users of the vehicle accessing personal data.
The BMW iX comes equipped with the most extensive set of standard driver assistance systems ever seen on a BMW, along with a wealth of innovations. The front collision warning system, for instance, now detects oncoming traffic when turning left (in countries where vehicles drive on the right) as well as cyclists and pedestrians when turning right.
Retail customers purchasing their iX via the BMW UK Retail Network will receive a BMW Charging card, which facilitates access to special tariffs offered by the BMW Charging network. This allows electrical power to be replenished at a very attractive price at both public and high-power charging stations. In addition, ‘bp pulse’ and ‘IONITY Plus’ packages are offered to iX customers without a subscription fee for the first 12 months of ownership.