BMW unveiledearlier this week, which features improved styling, a nicer interior and a major tech update. But the even larger information in Europe is the debut of the iX1, a absolutely electric powered model of the redesigned crossover.
Like with the i4 Gran Coupe and , the iX1 seems rather a lot the very same as its gas-powered sibling. It has blue accents on the bumpers and facet skirts, and the substantial grille is blocked off and has an i badge and more blue stripes. Wheels up to 20 inches in sizing are available, and the iX1 is offered with the very same xLine and M Sport look offers as the X1. The iX1’s inside is unchanged too, though its huge curved display has EV-particular webpages and graphics.
The iX1 is in the beginning getting made available in xDrive30 guise — additional variants may appear later on. It has an electric powered motor at each individual axle for a total of 308 horsepower and 364 pound-feet of torque, 67 hp and 69 lb-ft additional than the X1’s turbocharged inline-4. BMW claims the iX1 will strike 62 mph in 5.7 seconds, about 50 % a 2nd more quickly than the X1. On the European WLTP cycle BMW offers a driving variety of up to 272 miles, and it can be billed from 10% to 80% in 29 minutes on a 130-kW charger.
To some degree unsurprisingly the iX1 will not likely be sold in the US — its primary competitor, the, isn’t possibly. The iX1 is obtainable to pre-get now in Germany, with the SUV set to go on sale a number of months immediately after the normal X1.