BMW Unveils iX Electric SUV

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  • November 11, 2020
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Automaker BMW has unveiled the BMW iX, an electric SUV that’ll go into production in the second half of next year and come up for sale in early 2022. BMW says the new SUV will have a driving range of over 300 miles (480 km) and will be able to accelerate from o to 100km/h in under 5 seconds. Like many other electric vehicles, the BMW iX will feature fast-charging technology, whereas BMW says its battery should be able to go from 10% to 80% in under 40 minutes of charging.

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The BMW iX feels similar to other BMW SUVs, with a length and width that’s similar to the BMW X5, a height that’s very close to the BMW X6, and wheels that are very similar to that of the BMW X7. 

Inside, the BMW iX gives the usual luxurious ambience that’s found in other BMW vehicles. It’s spacious and features displays and controls that are stripped down to the essentials. The iX is the first true long-range electric vehicle to be produced by BMW given the automaker’s claims of a 300+ miles range on the EPA drive cycle.

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It shouldn’t be surprising that BMW is unveiling a long-range electric SUV given other automakers are increasingly ramping up their work in the electric vehicle space. The next coming years are set to see the debut of a handful of electric vehicles both from established like Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes and its likes, and upcoming brands like Rivian and Lucid Motors. Automakers globally are increasingly transitioning to electric vehicles, a recent one being luxury carmaker Bentley which plans to go all-electric by the year 2030.

BMW hasn’t revealed details on battery capacity or pricing details on the BMW iX. The company plans to begin producing the new electric SUV next year and selling it to customers in early 2022. 



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  • Please don't tell they're going keep this horrid grill across other models too.

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