BMW India has launched its first electric SUV in the Indian market. BMW iX will take on the likes of the Mercedes-EQ EQC, Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace. BMW iX launched in India is the xDrive 40 trim whereas the more powerful xDrive 50 could follow the suit later on.
BMW iX Launched in India
BMW iX is the new gossip of the town – thanks to its radical design. For instance, the large kidney grille doesn’t have any inlets and apparently can heal itself from scratches when in contact with heat. The slim LED headlights of the BMW iX are the slimmest of ones ever fitted to a BMW. Overall the exterior design of the iX is eye-catching and won’t take time to grow on us. Other design elements include 21-inch aero-optimised alloy wheels, flush-fit door handles, fixed clamshell bonnet and more.
We all have complained about the boring BMW interiors, well that is set to change with the iX. The dashboard is draped with high-quality sustainable material that extends to the door pads. The iDrive controller and other controls are engraved in a piece of wood on the centre console. Take the curved twin screens, for instance, boasts the new iDrive system and digital driver’s display. The hexagonal steering wheel of the iX is inspired by the older motorsports icons and depicts sportiness in the true sense.
Talking about figures, as we stated earlier, the model launched in India is the xDrive 40 that gets a 76.6kWh battery pack. Courtesy of that, the iX puts out 326Hp and offers a claimed range of 425 km on a single charge. Expect around 350 km range in real scenarios that is in line with the competition. BMW iX comes with an introductory 11kW wall box charger that is good to replenish the battery pack in just seven hours.
Coming to the price, the BMW iX has been launched in India at Rs 1.16 crore ex-showroom. If over a crore is a little expensive for you, well BMW has a lot in its arsenal. Mini India will introduce the Cooper SE in the coming weeks whereas BMW has also slated the i4 electric sedan for 2022. The iX will give tough competition to the Mercedes-EQ EQC, Audi e-tron and the recently-launched Jaguar i-pace.
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