First-ever BMW iX goes on pre-order ahead of 2021 launch

AUSTRALIAN BMW customers are now able to secure one of the first examples of the progressive all-electric BMW iX, enabling early adopters to secure their vehicle months before the model’s line-up, pricing and standard specifications have been announced.

Those who reserve their vehicle and place a $500 deposit can then choose and specify their specific variant in coordination with their preferred dealer in mid-2021, when full details about the new model have been confirmed.

The iX, which is inspired by the BMW Vision iNEXT, has been conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility and sees BMW redefine the brand’s successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept.

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With its newly developed precise, minimalist design, the BMW iX is the first representative of a trailblazing generation of vehicles poised to redefine the driving experience, the feeling of space inside and the relationship between a vehicle and those on board.

The BMW iX harnesses the latest innovations in the fields of electrification, automated driving and connectivity to deliver a mobility experience that puts people at its heart, more than ever before.

Bringing together the latest developments in strategic innovation, its interior offers occupants innovative options for using the time during a journey while enjoying relaxation, safety, security and a new form of luxury in the process.

In addition, the vehicle concept and design of the BMW iX are rooted in an all-embracing approach to sustainability. This is reflected in areas such as its optimised aerodynamics, intelligent lightweight design and extensive use of natural and recycled materials.

These help to create a cutting-edge sense of luxury and comprehensive feeling of wellbeing on board.

The fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology, which encompasses the two electric motors, the power electronics, the charging technology and the high-voltage battery, guarantees exceptional efficiency.

The power unit developed by the BMW Group has been manufactured sustainably without the use of critical raw materials known as rare earths and will, by the most recent calculations, develop maximum output of more than 370kW.

That will be enough to power the BMW iX from 0 to 100km/h in less than 5.0 seconds.

At the same time, the vehicle’s clear aim is to post an exceptionally low combined electric power consumption figure for its segment of less than 21kWh/100km in the WLTP test cycle.

A gross energy content of more than 100kWh should enable the latest-generation high-voltage battery to record a range of more than 600km (predicted WLTP cycle).

The new charging technology used by the BMW iX enables DC fast charging at up to 200kW. In this way, the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent of its full capacity in less than 40 minutes. 120km of  range can be added in just 10 minutes.

It takes less than 11 hours to charge the high-voltage battery to 100 per cent at 11kW from a BMW i Wallbox. The batteries fitted to the BMW iX are designed as part of a long-term resource cycle and enable an exceptionally high recycling rate as well.

The power used to produce the battery cells and the high-voltage battery also come exclusively from renewable sources.

The new technology toolkit making its debut in the BMW iX provides the platform for significant progress in the areas of automated driving and digital services. Computing power has been developed to process 20 times the data volume of previous models.

As a result, around double the amount of data from vehicle sensors can be processed than was previously possible.

The BMW iX will go into production at BMW Plant Dingolfing from the second half of 2021 as the BMW Group’s new technology flagship and should arrive in Australia in Q4 next year. Further information, specification and pricing to be announced closer to launch.

You can visit the bespoke BMW iX reservation page at BMW Shop

2021 BMW iX
2021 BMW iX interior (overseas model shown)
Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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