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BMW opens the iX order book in France for their electric luxury cars. This future electric car, split-style new electric SUV should represent a new stage in the German automaker’s electrification strategy. Two versions are available at the beginning. They both have all-wheel drive.
In the entry area, the BMW iX xDrive40 delivers “more” than 300 hp, according to the manufacturer, which is enough to go from 0 to 100 km / h in more than 6 seconds.
The total capacity is approximately 70 kWh, which corresponds to a range of more than 400 km in the WLTP combined cycle. This collector accepts a maximum charging power of 150 kW. This model is available for 86,250 euros, which is close to the price of the plug-in hybrid BMW X5 xDive45e. At this price, the iX xDrive40 is directly dissenting to the 408 hp Audi e-Tron 55 Quattro, which promises a range of 436 km for 84,200 euros.
More Independence Than Model X
The more powerful version of the BMW iX has the suffix xDrive50, at least initially. It delivers “more than” 500 hp from its two electric motors (one per axle), and, according to the designers, it takes less than 5 seconds to reach 100 km / h.
The battery with more than 100 kWh (total) consumes 200 kW of charging power and officially allows a journey of more than 600 km. That’s more than the Tesla Model X Grande Autonomie, which claims to have a 350-mile charge.
With a fixed price of 103,500 euros without options, the BMW iX xDrive50 is around 3,500 euros more expensive than its American competitor. The X model remains the only one of the two models that can accommodate up to seven people on board.
The options, in particular, will continue to be referred to as the standard equipment list. We know that the iX can be setup up with the new generation iDrive multimedia system, which combines a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and a 14.9-inch center screen in a curved panel. By the way, we will have to wait for the model to reach dealerships at the end of 2021.