BMW has opened pre-orders for its BMW iX electric SUV. Available from 86,250 euros, the xDRIVE40 version boasts a power of 300 horsepower and a range of 400 kilometers.
Officially revealed on November 11, 2020, the new BMW iX is now available for pre-orders on the German brand’s official website. The opportunity for her to reveal the price list and the different versions of her vehicle: the BMW iX xDRIVE40 on one side, and the BMW iX xDRIV50 BMX on the other, whose price difference reaches almost 20,000 euros. . Both models benefit from all-wheel drive.
The BMW iX xDRIVE40 is the slower variant of the two: its power of more than 300 horsepower allows it to reduce 0 to 100 km / h in 6 seconds, while its 70 kWh battery gives it a autonomy of more than 300 kilometers, according to the WLTP homologation cycle.
Compatible with a charging power of up to 150 kW, the BMW iX xDRIVE40 regains 90 kilometers in 10 minutes of charging. Climbing from 10 to 80% is done in 40 minutes, says the German firm. All for the modest sum of 86,250 euros, which is a relatively expensive amount for a connected vehicle “as little enduring”.
400 kilometers of range is not the longest range on the market. For 13,000 euros more, the Tesla Model X offers for example almost 200 km more (580 km of autonomy to be exact). By paying for such an expensive electric car, the user expects to be able to drive great distances without having to multiply the trips. Here it shouldn’t be.
More than 100,000 euros
As for the BMW xDRIVE50, count on a higher power of 500 horsepower and a 0 to 100 km / h in 5 seconds. Its autonomy is gaining ground: more than 600 kilometers, thanks to an accumulator of more than 100 kWh. Its compatibility with a recharging power of 200 kW will allow it to regain 120 kilometers in 10 minutes.
However, here too, it will be necessary to put your hand in your pocket in view of the 103,500 euros requested in return. Finally, the BMW iX has a large curved screen made up of two screens: a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a dedicated 14.9-inch iDrive infotainment system screen.