BMW iX – The Ultimate EV High-Tech Flagship
From BMW`s website we bring you in a premiere some of the official details of the company`s latest creation – the iX – the ultimate EV in terms of technology. And from the way it looks, feels, and drives, it is definitely BMW`s most impressive model ever built.
Speaking of technologies and exterior design – not to mention the powerful configuration under the hood – Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW`s senior design, explains how the model shows and feels. He stated that the “car is technologycally complex, but it feels very clear and uncomplicated.” The brand new iX also “offers a mobile living space in which people will feel at ease, where the car`s intelligence is only there where you need it.”
All these impressive atributes about the technology it embodies, leaves the company`s BMW 7-Series way behind in terms of high-tech features. Plus, the intimidating looks and extreme power makes it indeed a one-of-a-kind type of a futuristic vehicle.
As we can depict from the media gallery below, the oversized front grille makes it manacing, while all the sensors, cameras or radars it incorporates, make it complete in every possible way. Not to mention the plethora of advanced driver assistance systems which provide driving pleasure at its best.
The massive SUV stands on the company`s new architecture designed for battery-electric models. That comes with a new all-electric powertrain, consisting of two-electric motors and a massive 100kWh battery pack. The electric motors develop more than 500 horsepower, while the battery pack adds a 600-mile range. However, as the company also states, the aforementioned numbers “are based on the car`s current stage of development.” Even so, it runs very fast from 0 to 100 km/h, and according to BMW, this would be in less than 5.0 seconds, which is also staggering.
One of the car`s main improvements is the hexagonal steering wheel it comes with, which means that it “improves ease and gives the driver a better view of the information display.”
Other features that caught the reader`s attention is the electric seat button console found on the door panels, or the largest glass surface ever designed in a BMW car. What is also interesting, is that the carmaker has left intact all the features from the iNext prototype, including the semi-autonomous system. And even if the iX is still in its “series production development phase,” we surely have a full idea of how it will finally arrive on the market. Speaking of production, the new iX will be built at the company`s new Dingolfing plant, with production to start next year.
More details and photos with the new BMW iX will be released shortly, meanwhile, have a look at what we know so far about the model in the media gallery below!