B.MW shows its iX and announces that it will bring the electric car onto the market by the end of 2021. The automaker has great hopes for its latest creation. Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, says: “The BMW Group is constantly striving to reinvent itself. The BMW iX expresses this approach in a particularly concentrated form.” Part of this reinvention is probably that BMW donated the iX no door handles. For the first time in the history of the car manufacturer, passengers and drivers reach into the door recesses. There they press a button to open the door. So be it: what is really interesting about electric cars are the inner values.
BMW iX: This is what the car looks like from the inside
The interior of the BMW is tidy and inviting and has a lounge look with dark woods and fine fabrics. The center console looks tidy and has been reduced to four switches. BMW covers this with glass. A long display stands out behind the steering wheel. It serves as a center console and a speedometer for the driver. With the steering wheel, BMW keeps it classic. It has a leather look and offers the driver a few buttons to operate the car or the infotainment system.
BMW iX: performance, range, acceleration
Those who like to drive in a sporty way will be pleased: The BMW iX accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than 5 seconds. According to BMW, the car has a range of more than 600 kilometers after the WLTP test cycle. The total output of the BMW iX should be 370 kilowatts and thus around 500 horsepower. However, the data only apply to the current state of development. That can of course change before the car hits the market. Incidentally, the BMW iX weighs 2.5 tons.
How big the car’s battery will be and what the BMW iX will cost is not yet known. However, it is estimated that the price will be around 100,000 euros. That is definitely an amount for which buyers can expect new standards. This is probably how BMW’s Chief Development Officer Frank Weber sees it: “He has more computing power for data processing, more powerful sensors than the latest vehicles in our current portfolio, is 5G-capable, will receive new and improved automated driving and parking functions and uses the powerful fifth generation of ours electric drive. ” It remains to be seen whether the BMW iX will advance the mobility transition in Munich.