BMW joins 5-year warranty club; unveils new iX1

BMW cars and motorcycles, along with sub-brand MINI will now benefit from a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, with the new coverage enhancing the car and bike maker’s established suite of ownership services.

This includes emergency call, full use of café facilities at dealerships across the country and a host of digital assistance services that can be accessed via the My BMW App or MINI App. These services connect the driver to the vehicle and deliver updates in real time.

They also provide the ability to control certain functions of the vehicle remotely. For owners of fully electric or plug-in hybrid BMW and MINI vehicles, these new apps can display a new level of information about the battery charge state, range and charging history.

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These digital elements add to the advanced remote services already offered for BMW and MINI vehicles, such as the ability to lock and unlock the doors, sound the horn, flash the headlights and ventilate the cabin via the app.

“The new warranty offering perfectly complements our extensive range of ownership benefits, making the purchase of a new BMW or MINI even more compelling while providing long term peace of mind for our customers during their ownership journey,” BMW Group Australia CEO Wolfgang Buechel said.

“We selected this time to introduce our new warranty along with the market debut of the seventh generation BMW 7 Series – a vehicle renowned for treating its occupants to peerless levels of luxury, technology and refinement,” he added.

In addition to the complimentary solutions offered with the new warranty, BMW Group Australia will continue offering its successful range of BMW Service Inclusive (BSI for cars and motorcycles) and MINI Service Inclusive (MSI) maintenance plans.

Purchase of BSI and MSI plans also unlock additional owner benefits as part of the BMW and MINI BEYOND ownership program. These include vehicle detailing services and access to accessories such as roof racks for weekends away.  

2023 BMW iX1 xDrive30
2023 BMW iX1 xDrive30

In other news, the German car maker has taken the covers of a new fully electric X1 small SUV, known as the iX1 xDrive30.  Due to arrive here in the first quarter of next year, it follows this month’s launch of the sDrive18i and xDrive20i petrol offerings.

The iX1 features an electric motor on front and rear axles, driving all four wheels and delivering a maximum output of 230kW and 494Nm of torque. It can achieve the sprint to 100km/h in 5.6-seconds.

With a range of up to 440km from its 65kWh battery, it’s the only fully electric vehicle in its segment with 22kW onboard AC charging capability. High power charging at rates of up to 130kW also means it can get to 80 per cent charge in just 29 minutes.

The iX1 sports BMW’s new OS8 operating system and curved display, as well as an expressive cabin design and layout, innovative materials and cutting-edge functionality. A new wireless phone charging cradle features portrait mounting for added convenience too.

Along with having the most advanced suite of driver and parking assistance systems in the segment, its longer wheelbase contributes to greater interior space and improved ride comfort. There’s also 490-litres of boot space.

Priced at $82,900 plus on-roads for both xLine and M Sport grades, the 2023 BMW iX1 xDrive30 comes with a 3-year complimentary subscription to Chargefox. For more info, talk to your BMW dealer. If you’re keen on one, and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

Dylan Swan
Dylan Swan
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