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Brand New BMW iX 240kW xDrive40 M Sport 77.6kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attentiveness assistBMW ConnectedDrive online services
BMW Natural interactionBMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCondition based service
Connected eDrive ServicesElectric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
Engine start/stop buttoniDrive controller
Integrated owners handbookLive Cockpit Professional with head up display including 12.3" instrument cluster and 14.9" central display
Service interval indicator 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

AC charging up to 11kWBMW xDrive system
DC charging up to 150kWDouble wishbone front axle
eDrive exterior soundElectric drive unit
Flexible chargerHigh voltage 71kWh battery
Mode 3 charging cable 

Entertainment

DAB Tuner enables digital radio receptionHarman/Kardon surround sound audio system with 18 speakers and 655W
Personal eSimUSB connections (2 x Type C in cupholder area and 2 x Type C on rear of front seats)
Wireless charging tray 

Exterior Features

BMW iconic sound electricBody colour plastic front apron
Body colour roof finClimate comfort windscreen
Darkened glass for head light and smoked glass for tail lightDaylight driving lights
Dynamic brake lightsElectric integrated door handles flush with the door surface
Electrically heated and folding side mirrors with automatic parking function and automatic anti-dazzle function on drivers side mirrorFollow me home headlight function
Front and rear electric windowsFuel filler flap - right rear in body colour
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh beam assistant
LED rear lightsLeft charging flap on the front side
Licence plate panel integrated into front bumper and tailgateM sport specific bumpers
Model logo - iX on left of tailgate and xDrive model inscription and model designation on right of tailgateOne piece front bumper cover including towing eye cover in body colour
Rain sensor + automatic driving lights controlRear window wiper
Side frame decorative moulding black high glossThird brake light featuring LED technology
Vertical intelligence panel kidney grilleWelcome light carpet
Window cavity cover in black high gloss 

Interior Features

12V - Power sockets with front centre console and luggage compartmentAdjustable steering column
Ambient interior lightingAnthracite headlining
Driver and front passenger heated seatsFixed luggage compartment cover
Four cupholders (2 front and 2 in rear centre arm rest)Four lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Four zone automatic air conditioningFront and rear door pockets
Glove box with electric unlocking (button next to glove box lid)Headrests for all seats
Polygonal steering wheelRear centre armrest
Seat back with flap pocketSeat occupancy detection for driver and passenger side
Split folding rear seatsStationary cooling
Storage space underneath the floor insert in luggage compartmentStorage tray and compartment with cover in centre console
Tool kit 

Packs

Connected package professional - iXDriving assistant professional pack - ix
M Sport aerodynamics bodystyling pack - iX 

Passive Safety

Active protectionAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
BMW emergency callBrake energy regeneration
Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seatsCrash sensor
Driver and front passenger airbagsDriver and passenger side airbags
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control with extended contentsElectromechanical parking brake
Front brake discs with interior ventilationHill start assistant
HornIntegrated sport braking system
Passive protection for pedestriansRear brake discs with interior ventilation
Recuperation systemSide impact protection
Three point seat belts for all four seatsTyre pressure sensor
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm systemEngine immobiliser
Interior centre lock switchLocking wheel bolts
Two vehicle keys 

Trim

Diagonal stitching on seats 

Wheels

Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh76.6Battery Charge Slow kW2.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)2145
Battery Charge Fast kW3.7Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)1305Battery Charge Rapid kW7.4
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage0-100Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)645
Battery Charge Super Charge kW11Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)435Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City17.3
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb20WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH21
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL20WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High24.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High18.3WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low17.3
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium16.8WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City3.6
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.1WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL3.1WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High2.5
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High3.4WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low3.6
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium3.7WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City481
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb413WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH397
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL414WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Extra High336
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - High457WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Low470
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Medium490WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City298.9
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb256.6WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH246.7
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL257.2WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Extra High208.8
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - High284WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Low292
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Medium304.5 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC1
Engine CodeXE2A01N0Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0.0
Badge Power326Coin Description240kW xDrive40 76.6kWh
Coin SeriesM SportInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0747E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.1Engine Power - BHP326
Engine Power - KW240Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT464Engine Torque - MKG64.2
Engine Torque - NM630Top Speed124

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front255/50 R21
Tyre Size Rear255/50 R21Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSTYLE 1012Wheel Type21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1695Length4953
Wheelbase3000Width1967
Width (including mirrors)2230 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight3010Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1750
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)500Max. Loading Weight645
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked2100
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight2365
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW iX

BMW re-sets the standard for large, luxury EV Crossovers with this iX. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

BMW now has a full-electric flagship model of fitting stature in its 'i' range of designs, this car, the iX. It's a large luxury SUV aimed directly at the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes EQC and it showcases everything the company knows about Zero Emissions motoring. As it turns out, that's quite a lot.

Background

BMW's all-electric model line-up, for years solely carried by the little i3, is now taking shape. We've already been introduced to the i4 sports saloon and the iX3 mid-sized SUV. And beyond that, there's this car, the iX, a large luxury SUV which the Munich maker hopes will move the game on from the standards already set in this segment by direct rivals like the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes EQC. In many ways, this is BMW's first really serious EV design. Previous to this, the company had been pursuing a policy of basing its electric models on the same platforms as its existing petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid designs. This car though, is new from the ground up and is easily the most powerful EV the Bavarian company has ever made. Plus most of what you see here will end up in more affordable BMW EVs in the not too distant future.

Driving Experience

There's a choice of two variants, both using the same twin-motor four wheel drive configuration and both with the same 124mph top speed. Things kick off with the iX xDrive40, which has 326hp, a 71kWh-plus battery pack with a 257 mile range and, when driven less frugally, a rest to 62mph time of just 6.1s. The alternative iX xDrive50 flagship model has 523hp, a 105.2kWh battery pack with a range of up to 380 miles and can get to 62mph in 4.7s. BMW wants to set a fresh handling standard for large luxury EV Crossovers in this class, so great efforts have been made to trim weight from the aluminium-intensive chassis, which features double wishbone (front) and multi-link (rear) suspension and can offer active rear wheel steering. On the move, the driver can choose a high, medium or low Brake Energy Regeneration setting in the iDrive menu. Activating driving position B with the selector lever generates so much off-throttle retardation that you'll virtually never have to use the brake pedal except when coming to a standstill. The iX can also manage its own levels of brake recuperate to charge its battery on the move. When approaching a junction for example, the degree of recuperation will be increased. On the open road meanwhile, the coasting function sees the car 'freewheeling' with no drive power whenever the driver takes their foot off the accelerator.

Design and Build

From the pictures, it's quite hard to see where, size-wise, the iX fits into the SUV market, so it might help to know that the external dimensions are pretty similar to those of a BMW X5. Clever EV drivetrain packaging and a long wheelbase though, mean that interior cabin space is closer to that of an X7, though no 7-seat option will be offered. The styling, previewed by the company's 'Vision iNext' concept of 2018, is characterised by the lack of profile panelwork creases, plus there are frameless doors and a tapered glasshouse with an angled rear D-pillar. Because there's no need for a radiator, the front grille houses the drive assistance system's cameras, radars and sensors. For the first time in a modern BMW, there's a fixed clamshell bonnet; that's because without an engine or any front storage space, there's no need for customers to ever open it. Under the skin, there's a unique-to-the-iX all-aluminium spaceframe chassis that's also fashioned from 'CFRP' 'Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic'. Inside, there's an airy, futuristic-feeling cabin characterised by a flat floor, recycled materials and a rather odd-looking hexagonal multi-function steering wheel. The instruments and infotainment functions are grouped together in a curved digital display. And there's no centre console, the main controls instead (a rocker to select the drive and an iDrive infotainment dial) set within the forward part of the high-set central armrest. Space in the back is generous, with lots of head and leg room. Boot space is similar to the 650-litre capacity you get in an X5.

Market and Model

You'll pay from around £70,000 for the entry-level iX xDrive40, which puts that variant at the level of a comparable BMW X5 with conventional combustion engine. There's a choice of either 'Sport' or 'M Sport' trim levels, the latter with a more heavily structured front bumper. You'll need from around £92,000 for the top iX xDrive50, also offered in either 'Sport' or 'M Sport' trim. The iX has more computing power for data processing than any other model in BMW's line-up. Included is over-the-air functionality via 5G, which means that over-the-air updates can be uploaded into the iX during the customer's period of ownership. That system will also be used to progressively update the car's Level 3 autonomous driving technology. Full-LED lights are standard, though buyers will also be able to specify Laser lights as an option. Wheel sizes are similar to those of the X7, so the iX offers up to 22-inch aerodynamically optimised rim sizes and 275/40 profile rubber. An optional 'Sport' package gives you aerodynamically optimised 21-inch light-alloy wheels in a double-spoke design with Midnight Grey finish, plus Sport brakes with blue-painted calipers. There's also an optional 'BMW Individual Exterior Line Titanium Bronze' finish available as an option, with selected colour accents that lend the iX a particularly exclusive aura. With this, the three-dimensional structural elements within the BMW kidney grille, the door openers, the lower edging of the side windows (which extends into the D-pillar) and the inserts in the outer areas of the rear apron all gain surfacing in Titanium Bronze.

Cost of Ownership

We'll re-state the range figures we gave you in our 'Driving Experience' section. The iX xDrive40 delivers a claimed WLTP-rated range of up to 257 miles per charge from its 71kWh-plus battery pack. The iX xDrive50 model meanwhile, has a bigger 105.2kWh battery pack that boosts range to 380 miles. In a bid to keep weight down, the Munich maker BMW has optimised driving range by increasing the energy density of the batteries used, rather than increasing their size. What about charging? Well the xDrive40 can replenish its battery at speeds of up to 150kW, which, the brand claims, is fast enough to gain more than 56 miles of charge in around 10 minutes. The xDrive50 has 200kW charging capability that'll deliver 75 miles of driving for every 10 minutes of charging. Both iX variants, the Munich maker says, can be charged from 10% to 80% capacity in under 40 minutes and on average, use around 21kWh of electricity per 62 miles travelled. Over an ownership period of 125,000 miles, BMW claims that the iX xDrive40 will have a 45%-lower global warming potential than that of a comparable diesel model. And the brand is seeking to enhance the sustainability of its supply chain and increase its use of recycled materials for the iX. All of which will help to cut production emissions by 18%.

Summary

The game moves on quickly at the top of the EV segment. It seems like only yesterday that we were marvelling at the sophistication of large BEV crossovers like the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes EQC. And, just as they moved on the standard originally set by Tesla, so the BMW iX shows just how much more is possible with a car of this kind. It's more spacious than its rivals, more futuristic inside and out and goes further on a single charge. Plus its slightly lighter weight (a relative term in a 2.5-tonne SUV) means it will handle a little better. In half a century, we'll still look back at cars like this as dinosaurs. But right here, right now, for the extremely well-heeled family EV fanatic, this is where it's at.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
50%

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£999
Deposit£1499
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate2.5%
Cash price£72,950
Credit amount£71,451
Guaranteed future value£34,776
Total amount payable£83,228
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge15.17p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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