Is that grille some in the large side once again?
BMW has revealed the iX, a brand new model it states will lead the way for a brand new generation of electric vehicles. It’s the first model considering a new, modular, scalable future toolkit [otherwise known to us old timers as a ‘platform’, albeit a flexible one – ed].
An SUV, it offers two electric motors supplying a maximum production in excess of 500hp, while also being with the capacity of a lot more than 300 kilometers of range of the WLTP period based on provisional figures.
DC fast billing capacity for up to 200kW implies that the battery should really be chargeable from 10-80per cent in less than 40 moments.
BMW claims the iX’s measurements is similar to its current X5 SUV, whilst the roofline is close to the X6 SUV-coupe.
Outside design features include a prominent vertical grille, incorporating camera technology and sensors, although the five-seater cabin is believed to provide a top degree of spaciousness because of some great benefits of EV packaging, without transmission tunnel necessary.
A higher amount of onboard computing energy allows the vehicle to process 20 times the data number of past models, which BMW claims supplies the platform for significant progress in regions of automated driving and digital solutions.
The iX is due to visited market at the end of 2021. Specs and costs are yet become established.
See also: BMW launches very first EV SUV on new platform