With vehicle manufacturing companies advancing toward the production of electric vehicles, BMW has also come up with various electric models. BMW iX is the all-new electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) revealed recently by the company.
BMW iX electric cars are equipped with powerful battery capacity, enhanced range, BMW Charging, AWD dual motor, safety features and so on.
There are two variants or models of the xDrive 50 which are the iX xDrive50 and iX M60. In this article, we are going to explore the BMW iX xDrive 50 all-electric SAV.
2023 BMW iX xDrive50
BMW iX xDrive50 is one of the variants of the BMW iX all-electric sports activity vehicle. It is equipped with all-electric technology that offers powerful performance. The exterior and interior design aesthetics resemble the luxurious comfort of a midsized Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV).
As promised by the company, xDrive50 will take an electric drive to new heights with all-electric innovation and luxury. Ultra-sporty enhancements, immersive and lavish interior, excellent range, fast charging capacity and the available Sport Package are the key attractions of the all-new BMW iX xDrive50.
BMW iX xDrive50 Exterior
Being a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the BMW iX xDrive50 is featured with an available Sport Package that includes a Shadowline exterior trim, Shadowline clear taillights, 21” Aero Wheels and M Sport Brakes with blue callipers.
The body is designed aerodynamically with efficiently optimised wheels and undercarriage. An aluminium Spaceframe with Carbon Core Technology is used in the side frame and rear section.
There are 9 different colour options available for the xDrive50 which are listed below.
- Alpine White
- Black Sapphire Metallic
- Dark Graphite Metallic
- Mineral White Metallic
- Phytonic Blue Metallic
- Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
- Storm Bay Metallic
- Oxide Grey Metallic
- Aventurin Red Metallic
BMW iX xDrive50 Interior
The all-electric BWM iX xDrive50 offers premium interior features with immersive ambience, lavish materials, ambient lighting, optional radiant heating, 3-stage heated front seats, Automatic 4-zone climate control, Panoramic Eclipsing Sky Lounge roof and much more.
The electric SAV is equipped with a Live Cockpit Plus technology that features a 12.3 inches digital instrument cluster and 12.3 inches touchscreen central informational display. xDrive50 owners can operate the multi-input iDrive 7.0 system by voice, touchscreen or iDrive touchpad Controller.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available along with various wireless features, remote services and Bluetooth Technology. Other interior technologies include My BMW App, Remote Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Real-Time Traffic Information, On-Street Parking Information and Hazard Preview.
Talking about the audio system, the xDrive50 SAV is equipped with a HiFi Sound System with a 205-watt digital amplifier and 12 speakers. Customers get access to SiriusXM with 360L and 1-year subscription.
The seating is spacious with 40/20/20 split-folding rear seats. You can also get Wireless Device Charging (Qi Standard) with active cooling.
BMW iX xDrive50 Dimensions
|WHEEL & TIRE DIMENSIONS||EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS||INTERIOR DIMENSIONS|
20 x 8.5 front 20 x 8.5 rear
235/60 Front235/60 Rear
|Length – 195.0 inches|
Width – 77.4 inches
Height – 66.8 inches
|Headroom – 41.5 inches|
Front Legroom – 40.2 inches
Rear Legroom – 38.9 inches
Front Shoulder Room – 61.5 inches
Rear Shoulder Room – 58.3 inches
BMW iX xDrive50 Battery Capacity and Performance
The BMW iX xDrive50 is powered by a 111.5 kWh battery with a cell capacity of 303.0 Ah. The battery used is a 111.5 kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack that is built with an advanced active thermal management system.
The battery is capable to be charged with AC Fast Charging up to 11 kW and DC Fast Charging up to 195 kW. A regenerative Braking System or Recuperation System can provide some charge to the xDrive50 battery.
Talking about the performance, xDrive50 is equipped with dual all-electric motors that can deliver a maximum power of 516-hp and a maximum torque of 564 lb-ft. The drivetrain technology is all-wheel-drive (AWD) with ARB-X acceleration slip control.
The braking system is also enhanced with a high-performance lightweight integrated brake system featuring ABS, Brake Drying, Automatic Hold, Drive-off Assistant and Dynamic Brake Control.
BMW iX M60 Safety Features
The 2023 BMW iX M60 is equipped with various safety features to protect you and your vehicle on the road and off.
Here are the key safety features offered by the M60
- Anti-Theft Alarm System
- Rear-view Camera
- Acoustic Pedestrian Protection
- Active Park Distance Control
- Parking Assistant and Back-up Assistant
- Active Blind Spot Detection
- Lane Departure Warning
- Automatic High Beams
- Active Protection System
- Active Driving Assistant
- BMW Assist eCall
- Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
- Interior Camera
BMW iX xDrive50 0-60 MPH
As claimed by the company, BMW iX xDrive50 can achieve 0-60 MPH approximately in 4.4 seconds. This is the estimated result based on the BMW AG preliminary test. The actual acceleration may vary depending on driving style, road conditions, vehicle type, testing procedures and environmental conditions.
BMW iX xDrive50 Range
The estimated range of the all-new BWM iX xDrive50 is between 305 miles and 324 miles. A range of up to 324 miles can be obtained when the vehicle is fully charged and is run under ideal driving conditions.
BMW iX xDrive50 Real Range
The real or actual range of the BMW iX xDrive50 all-electric SAV is subject to test drive and actual performance in normal traffic conditions. The real range also varies depending on various factors such as driving style, road conditions, outside temperature, traffic conditions, vehicle model and so on.
The estimated range is finalized following the certification from the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA. However, in some cases, the range is an estimate as per the tests conducted by BMW AG based on the EPA’s test procedure standards.
BMW iX xDrive50 Specs
|Engine||Dual all-electric motors|
|Maximum Power||516 hp|
|Maximum Torque||564 lb-ft|
|Transmission||Automatic Transmission – e-speed (Single-speed with fixed ratio)|
|Acceleration (0-60 mph)||4.4 seconds|
|Top Speed||124 MPH|
|Estimated Range||304-324 miles|
|Battery Type||High-Voltage Lithium-ion Battery|
|Battery Capacity||111.5 kWh|
|Cell Capacity||303.0 Ah|
|Charging Time||Up to 90 miles with 10 minutes of DC Fast Charging|
|Charging Time – Level 2||TBA|
|Tire Type||All-season Non Run-flat|
|Front Wheel Dimension||20 x 8.5 inches|
|Rear Wheel Dimension||20 x 8.5 inches|
|Front Tire Dimension||235/60 mm|
|Rear Tire Dimension||235/60 mm|
|Curb Weight||5,659 lbs|
|Weight Distribution (Front/Rear)||48.2/51.8%|
|Front Legroom||40.2 inches|
|Rear Legroom||38.9 inches|
|Front Shoulder Room||61.5 inches|
|Rear Shoulder Room||58.3 inches|
BMW iX xDrive50 Price and Release Date
The starting MSRP of the all-new BMW iX xDrive50 is $84,100 and it can increase depending on the customization and build requirements. Customers can also receive a tax credit of up to $7,500. For more information on tax credits, you can visit the official websites of the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Energy.
|BMW iX xDrive50 Design/Build||BMW iX xDrive Price|
|Shadowline||Starting MSRP $84,100|
|BMW i Signature Blue Package (Electrifying Style)||Starting MSRP $84,400|
|Sport||Starting MSRP $86,600|
The 2023 BMW iX xDrive50 is available for purchase. You can visit the official website and book a test drive or build your xDrive50.
BMW iX is the name for all-electric innovative vehicles developed by the BMW company. 2023 iX xDrive50 and 2023 iX M60 are the two models under BMW iX. M60 is the top variant among these two models.
The 2023 BMW iX xDrive50 is equipped with various features including a stylish exterior, lavish interior with technology features, powerful performance, AWD dual-motor, safety features and much more. It is available for purchase and customers can book a test drive or build their xDrive50 via the company’s official website.