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BMW IX Electric SUV India Launch Price Rs 1.16 Cr – Range 425 Km


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New BMW IX Electric SUV India Launch
New BMW IX Electric SUV India Launch

The all-electric BMW IX has been launched in India as a Completely Built Up (CBU) – rivals include EVs from Mercedes, Audi, Jaguar.

BMW India today announced the launch of its first electric car – the IX SUV. The new iX is offered in a single variant of the iX xDrive 40 – priced at Rs 1,15,90,000. It comes with a dual electric motor with one motor mounted on each axle with all-wheel drive function.

BMW IX – Design

BMW has given the new IX electric SUV a more futuristic stance to differentiate it from its ICE powered model. It gets a large kidney-shaped front grille, sleek headlamps with quarter light bands, similar looking tail lamps and a clamshell bonnet design. It gets frameless doors. The iX rides on 21-inch aerodynamically optimized wheels fitted with 255/50 profile tyres.

New BMW IX Electric SUV India Launch

New BMW IX Electric SUV India Launch

The interior arrangement will be very similar to that seen on the BMW X7. It will have a hexagonal-shaped steering wheel, a curved structure with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment display, which will be tilted towards the driver.

The seating area is fitted with a microfiber cloth. The BMW iDrive rotary controller is set on the forward section of the high mounted arm rest while the other controls are located on the top of the door. Features on offer include BMW Curved Display, BMW Connected Drive, BMW Virtual Assistant, BMW Natural Interaction, Wireless Charging, Wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, Parking Assistant Plus, Harman Kardon surround sound system with 18 speakers, Reversing Assistant, etc.

New BMW IX Electric SUV India Launch

New BMW IX Electric SUV India Launch

BMW IX Electric SUV Specs

The BMW iX xDrive 40 comes with a 76.6kWh battery pack. It gives a maximum power output of 326 hp and torque of 620 Nm. The driving range is up to 425 kms on a full charge. It will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.1 seconds.

BMW IX Electric - Specs for India

BMW IX Electric – Specs for India

BMW also has the more powerful iX xDrive 50 available in the international market. But today it has not been launched in India. It has a massive 105.2 kWh battery, which produces 523 hp of power and 765 Nm of torque. It offers a drive range of up to 611 kms on a WLTP cycle. The speed from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 4.6 seconds.

The charging time of iX Drive 40 is as follows;
– 150 kW DC charger – 80% in 31 mins / standby range of 95 kms in 10 mins
– 50 kW DC charger – 80% in 73 minutes / standby range of 100 km in 21 minutes
– 11 kW AC charger – 100% in about 7 hours / 100 km standby range in 2.5 hours

New BMW IX Electric SUV India Launch

New BMW IX Electric SUV India Launch

The color options on offer are – Mineral White, Phytonic Blue, Black Sapphire and Sophisto Grey. BMW Individual Aventurine Red Metallic paint finish is offered as an option. Exclusive olive-leaf tanned natural leather upholstery comes in ‘Interior Design Suite’ Castanea color scheme.

The BMW IX comes with a standard two-year warranty for unlimited kms. The batteries are covered by a warranty valid up to eight years or 160,000 kms. Repair Inclusive can extend the warranty benefit from 3rd year of operation to a maximum of 5th year without any mileage limit. The BMW iX will compete with the Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-PACE in India’s luxury EV segment.

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