The previously touted BMW Vision iNEXT now is known as the BMW iX. Launching next year, BMW is giving us all a glimpse into their future BMW iX – currently in series development phase. The BMW iX is the first model based on a new, modular, scalable future toolkit developed by the BMW Group and focused on a fresh interpretation of design, sustainability, driving pleasure, versatility and luxury.
Made purely for electric mobility, the BMW is hoping to redefine the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. The BMW iX is pretty much the love child of all the best design, technology, engineering and electrification that Beemer has to offer. The car is simple and classy, with a minimalist exterior meaning that the excitement is on the inside. The interior provides all passengers and driver everything to make a drive all the more relaxing, safe and secure – wrapped in pure luxury.
The BMW iX will go into production the second half of 2021 as the BMW Group’s new technology flagship – exactly the same way they took the segment by storm when they started the X series.
Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology delivers outstanding efficiency and long range.
The fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology – which encompasses the two electric motors, the power electronics, the charging technology and the high-voltage battery – looks to provide optimal efficiency. The power unit developed by the BMW Group will, by the most recent calculations, develop maximum output of more than 370 kW/500 hp. That will be enough to power the BMW iX from 0 to 100 km/h in under 5.0 seconds. Not the fastest, but this baby is about enjoyment the cruise, not floor the bloody ride. The range is predicted to be quite good as well, where they’re gunning for exceptionally low combined electric power consumption, that will push the iX to a range of over 600 kilometers (WLTP).
DC fast charging: over 120 kilometers of extra range in ten minutes.
BMW is not messing with the charging as well. In 40 minutes, the battery can be shoot from 10 to 80 per cent of the full capacity. This also means that in 10 minutes you can add 120 kilometers of range – that is STILL FASTER than filling up at any Middle East petrol station!!!
Fresh design for a new driving experience.
The BMW iX is leading the way for a future generation of cars with which the company is redefining sustainability, driving pleasure and what it means to be premium. Also, the BMW iX has hints from its pre-historic gas guzzling X series. You have the length and width being comparable with the BMW X5, and it is almost the same height as the BMW X6 on account of its flowing roofline. The size of its wheels, meanwhile, has a touch of BMW X7 in them.
Front end: expressive, vertical kidney grille serves as an intelligence panel.
Of course, featuring loud and clear is the vertically emphasized kidney grille – but it’s now for show more than functional cooling – since it’s an EV with no need for airflow the grille is completely blanked off. So, for show, it has become digital and an intelligence panel – think K.I.T from Nightrider. Camera technology, radar functions and other sensors are integrated seamlessly into the grille behind a transparent surface.
Clearly designed surfaces, discreetly integrated technology.
Another first for the manufacturer is the iX will feature the slimmest headlight units ever to feature on any series-produced model. It also features super slim rear lights too. The frameless side windows are fitted on the doors with handles that are now flush with the panel and operated at the press of a button.
Interior design for you
The BMW iX looks to be full of space with, of course, BMWs signature on luxury high quality materials. It will have newly developed seats with integral head restraints and an exceptionally large panoramic glass roof immerse all five seats a lounge-like ambience. With any EV there is no center tunnel allowing extra legroom in the front and rear, sufficient space for storage facilities, and a center console crafted to look like a high-quality piece of furniture. The minimalistic design language and clearly structured surfaces shine an even brighter spotlight on the feeling of spaciousness inside the car.
The displays and controls are all stripped down to the essentials, further reinforcing the impression of an uncluttered cabin offering a place of relaxation. The technology of the iX is used intelligently and only becomes visible when it is needed. The shy tech approach for the interior can be seen in a number of features, including speakers integrated out of sight, intricately styled air vents, heated surfaces and the discreet recessing of the BMW Head-Up Display’s projector into the instrument panel so it is almost invisible. The hexagonally shaped steering wheel, a rocker switch for gear selection and the BMW Curved Display – which forms part of the next-generation BMW Operating System – clearly advertise the futuristic form of driving pleasure on offer.
Intelligent lightweight design and optimized aerodynamics increase range.
The energy and range of the BMW iX benefit from innovative solutions in the areas of lightweight design and aerodynamics. Its body structure, featuring an aluminum spaceframe and innovative Carbon Cage, can claim extremely high torsional stiffness, which in turn enhances agility and maximizes occupant protection, while minimizing weight.