BMW iX electric SUV to debut in India on December 2021
BMW iX was globally launched by the automaker in two variants iX xDrive 40 and iX xDrive 50. The SUV can produce 326hp of power and 630Nm of peak torque. It has a driving range of 414km as per the WLTP cycle.
Luxurious car brands like Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Audi have built their market in India's electric vehicle space. Although, BMW had been missing out in the EV market. Now, the German automobile company will be breaking into the EV space in India with BMW iX SUV. The car is slated to launch on 11 December this year.
BMW iX was globally launched by the automaker in two variants iX xDrive 40 and iX xDrive 50. The SUV can produce 326hp of power and 630Nm of peak torque. It has a driving range of 414km as per the WLTP cycle. BMW claims that the xDrive 40 variant can sprint from 0-100kph in 6.1 seconds by producing 523hp and 756Nm of peak torque. This variant has a driving range of 611 km on the WLTP cycle. Both the SUV variants have a dual electric motor set-up with one motor on each axle.
The BMW iX xDrive 50 variant houses a 105.2 kWh battery and the xDrive 40 has been installed with a 71 kWh battery pack. The charging system in the iX enables optional DC fast charging at up to 195 kWh which allows charging the battery from 10 percent to 80 percent in 35 minutes for the xDrive 50 variant. However, the xDrive 40 variant just takes 31 minutes for charging from 10 to 80 percent using a DC charger.
As far as the look is concerned the BMW iX is likewise to the BMW X5 SUV. The interior of the car is more comparable to that of the X7. It also features a spacious interior with a flat floor and natural materials. As the SUV uses recycled plastics including a new microfibre fabric for the seats. The EV has got hexagonal steering which is the key highlight of the car and also the massive curved display doubles up the instrument cluster and infotainment unit.