2021 BMW iX goes official with over 600 km of range, 370 kW power

11 November 2020, 10:19:24

2021 BMW iX goes official with over 600 km of range, 370 kW powerBMW has just unveiled the fully electric 2021 BMW iX. The SAV will go into production at BMW Plant Dingolfing from the second half of 2021 as the BMW Group's new technology flagship. It will arrive with the fifth generation BMW eDrive technology for improved efficiency and longer range. The power unit developed by the BMW Group has been manufactured sustainably without the use of critical raw materials known as rare earths and will develop a maximum output of more than 370 kW (500 hp). The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is under 5s.

The 2021 BMW iX offers a WLTP range of over 600 km. That equates to more than 300 miles according to the EPA’s FTP-75 test procedure. Its combined electric power consumption is less than 21 kWh/100 km. With DC fast charging you get 120 km of range in 10 minutes. The fast charging can reach up to 200 kW and the battery can charge from 0 to 80% in 40 minutes. The onboard charger is an 11 kW one.

BMW iX's body structure, featuring an aluminum spaceframe and innovative Carbon Cage, can claim extremely high torsional stiffness, which in turn enhances agility and maximizes occupant protection, while minimizing weight. The vehicle boasts outstanding aerodynamics for its class, with a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.25.

In terms of design, 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. We're sure the vertical kidney grille on the front will be the most discussed design detail of the 2021 BMW iX. BMW has already explained that it serves as an intelligence panel. Camera technology, radar functions and other sensors are integrated seamlessly into the grille behind a transparent surface. It is developed and produced at the BMW Group's LuTZ lightweight design and technology centre in Landshut.

An array of other cameras and sensors are likewise positioned discreetly, the door openers are flush, the filler neck for the windscreen washer fluid is concealed under the BMW logo on the bonnet and the rear-view camera has been integrated into the BMW logo on the tailgate. The technology stays in the background and only becomes apparent as and when the relevant functions are called into action.

The interior offers a high level of spaciousness, a mixture of high-quality materials, newly developed seats with integral head restraints and an exceptionally large panoramic glass roof for a luxurious, lounge-like ambiance. There is no center tunnel, adding to the open, airy feel while also allowing extra legroom in the front and rear, sufficient space for storage facilities, and a center console crafted to look like a high-quality piece of furniture.

The shy tech approach for the interior can be seen in a number of features, including speakers integrated out of sight, intricately styled air vents, heated surfaces and the discreet recessing of the BMW Head-Up Display's projector into the instrument panel so it is almost invisible. The hexagonally shaped steering wheel, a rocker switch for gear selection and the BMW Curved Display - which forms part of the next-generation BMW Operating System - clearly advertise the futuristic form of driving pleasure on offer.

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