The future of BMW is electrifying, and it’s embodied in the sleek and stylish SUV iX 2023. Imagine a vehicle that’s as spacious and practical as the beloved X5, with a modern and sophisticated twist. Two electrifying motors come together to provide all-wheel drive and mind-blowing power – 516 horses for the xDrive50 and a thundering 610 for the M60. With a huge battery pack, you’ll be able to explore for miles on end, with an estimated range of over 300 miles per charge. This is the BMW of the future, and it’s here to electrify your world.
Step inside the iX and you’ll be enveloped in a world of luxury, where opulent materials and cutting-edge design reign supreme. The digital dashboard is nothing short of a work of art, showcasing the latest advancements in BMW’s iDrive infotainment system. With a flick of your finger on the sleek, translucent rotary knob, you’ll be in control of this marvel of modern technology.
The iX is more than just a car; it’s a statement of style and innovation. Standing tall against electric car titans like the Audi e-tron and Tesla Model X, this BMW masterpiece also has what it takes to take on up-and-coming players like the Fisker Ocean and Rivian R1S. With the iX, you’ll be at the forefront of the electric car revolution.
What’s new for 2023?
Get ready to experience the thrill of pure electric power with the latest addition to the M60 model lineup in 2023. This high-performance marvel will roar down the road with a whopping 610 horsepower and a range of 290 miles on a single charge. No more range anxiety, just pure driving excitement!
As you settle into the driver’s seat, you’ll feel the air suspension adjust to your every move, providing an unparalleled driving experience that’s both comfortable and sporty. No longer will you have to choose between comfort and performance; with the M60, you’ll have both in spades!
And, if you’re looking for the ultimate package of convenience, dynamic handling, and luxury, look no further. The Ultimate package has combined these individual packages into one comprehensive offering, ensuring that every aspect of your driving experience is elevated to the highest level.
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the electrifying future of driving. Get behind the wheel of the 2023 M60 model today!
The M60, with its sheer power, commands a hefty price tag compared to the more affordable xDrive50. While the M60 can blaze down the highway for 290 miles on a single charge, our heart yearns for the xDrive50 – a budget-friendly option that still boasts the same impressive range. Why pay more when you can get the same results for less?
EV motor, power, and performance
Unleash the beast with the iX, a mid-size SUV that comes in two thrilling variants. Introducing the xDrive50, a powerhouse that combines the might of two electric motors to produce 516 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive system is a standard feature that ensures a stable and confident drive. In our tests, the xDrive50 accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in a lightning-fast 4.0 seconds.
But wait, there’s more! The M60 is the high-performance variant that will leave you breathless with its 610bhp. We estimate that this beast can reach 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. The air suspension is adjustable on the xDrive50 and standard on the M60, while the rear-wheel steering is an optional feature on the entry-level model but standard on the M60. During our first test drive with the xDrive50, we were impressed with its ample power, energy efficiency, agile handling, and smooth ride. Get ready to experience the thrill of the iX.
Range, charging, and battery life
The iX boasts a powerful 105.2kWh battery pack, as certified by the EPA, that promises a thrilling 324 miles of electric journey per charge. But when we put the iX to the test, cruising down the Autobahn at a steady 75 km/h, we were in for a delightful surprise.
Most electric vehicles tend to quickly lose their range when hitting the open roads, but the iX held its own and exceeded expectations with a remarkable 290 miles of range during our test. In fact, even the 610-horsepower M60 that we drove for comparison couldn’t beat the iX’s range, also clocking in at 290 miles.
Fast charging is the norm for the iX, with a 200 kW outlet capable of juicing up the battery from 10 to 80 percent in just 35 minutes. BMW has also joined forces with EVgo to offer iX drivers access to a vast network of public charging stations. But don’t worry, if you’re not near one of these stations, you can still charge the iX at any other common network or even at home using a Level 2 charging station.
Fuel consumption and MPGe in practice
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that the BMW iX model with its sleek 20-inch wheels is a powerhouse of efficiency, boasting a city MPGe rating of 86 and an impressive 87 MPGe on the highway. Though opting for a larger wheel set may result in a slight decrease in fuel economy, the iX still proved to be a formidable force during a 75 km/h test run on the Autobahn, achieving an impressive 81 MPGe and a range of 290 miles. To learn more about the iX’s fuel efficiency, visit the EPA’s website for all the details.
Interior, comfort, and cargo
The Bimmer SUV is a marvel of modern design, boasting sleek lines and a spacious interior that rivals its mid-size siblings, the X5 and X6. With a state-of-the-art, curved touchscreen display and a bold, hexagonal steering wheel, the iX’s interior exudes sophistication and style. As a unique touch, BMW offers an electrifying panoramic sunroof with adjustable shading – a feature not commonly found on other vehicles. The power-adjustable front seats are not only heated for ultimate comfort, but also feature integrated speakers, allowing passengers to fully immerse themselves in the iX’s superior audio system. Choose from synthetic or real leather upholstery, or opt for the stylish textile seats made of microfiber cloth, branded Loft.
infotainment and connectivity
BMW is revolutionizing the driving experience with the launch of their next-generation infotainment interface, the sleek and sophisticated iDrive 8. This cutting-edge software offers a truly personalized driving experience, allowing drivers to customize their menus and graphics to their exact preferences. With a voice-controlled assistant, controlling your vehicle has never been easier. The large 14.9-inch infotainment display and the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster create a visually stunning dashboard that will leave you in awe.
Experience seamless integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, now standard on board, and stay connected with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot powered by 5G cellular connection. Music lovers will appreciate the standard 18-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo system, while audiophiles can upgrade to a 30-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system that will transport you to a world of sound.
Get ready to be transported to the future with the BMW iX SUV and i4 sedan, both equipped with the iDrive 8 technology. It’s time to elevate your driving experience!
Safety and driver assistance functions
BMW has pushed the boundaries of driving safety with the introduction of their cutting-edge iX. As standard, this incredible vehicle is equipped with a suite of driver assistance systems that will have you feeling protected and in control at all times. From parking sensors that help you slip into even the tightest spaces, to autonomous emergency braking that will save you from a potential collision, the iX has got you covered.
The iX also features automatic high beam technology, making it easier than ever to see the road ahead in even the darkest of conditions. And if you ever drift out of your lane, the lane departure warning system will alert you, so you can stay on track.
For peace of mind, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites are the go-to sources for information on iX crash test results.
But that’s not all! The iX is packed with key security features that will keep you safe and secure on the road. With automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection as standard, you’ll have an extra set of eyes on the road, and if you’re looking for an even more advanced driving experience, the optional adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode will take you to the next level. So, get behind the wheel of the BMW iX and experience the future of driving today!
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
The iX arrives with peace of mind, boasting the same exceptional warranty protection as its electrified sibling, the i4 sedan. With a base warranty of four years or 50,000 miles, you’ll enjoy the ultimate driving experience without worrying about unexpected repairs. Plus, the iX’s electric components are backed by an eight-year or 100,000-mile warranty, providing even more protection for your investment. And, as an added bonus, all new BMWs come with a complimentary three-year maintenance plan, ensuring your vehicle remains in tip-top shape for up to 36,000 miles.