BMW launches the iX – its new flagship electric SUV
A vision is turning into reality, as the BMW Vision iNEXT becomes the BMW iX.
With a year still to go before its market launch at the end of 2021, the BMW Group is providing a first look ahead to the future BMW iX, which is currently still in the series development phase.
The BMW iX harnesses the latest innovations in the fields of electrification, automated driving and connectivity to deliver a mobility experience which puts people more than ever at its heart.
The fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology develops a maximum output of more than 370 kW/500 hp. That will be enough to power the BMW iX from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 5 seconds.
The new charging technology of the BMW iX enables DC fast charging at
up to 200 kW. The battery can be charged from 10 to 80% of its full capacity in under 40 minutes.
The BMW iX is comparable with the BMW X5 in length and width, and is almost the same height as the BMW X6 on account of its flowing roofline. The size of its wheels, meanwhile, brings to mind the BMW X7.
Its exterior design also include the slimmest headlight units ever to feature on a series-produced model from BMW.
“The BMW Group is constantly striving to re-invent itself. That is a central element of our corporate strategy,” says Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.
The BMW iX is leading the way for a future generation of cars with which the company is redefining sustainability, driving pleasure and what it means to be premium.
The BMW iX will go into production at BMW Plant Dingolfing from the second half of 2021 as the BMW Group’s new technology flagship.