Introducing the New BMW iX1 electric car


Photos have emerged showing the all-new BMW iX1 during extreme weather testing in Sweden. BMW has previously mentioned it will introduce 13 new EVs over the next three years, including the iX1 which will be the automakers first fully electric small SUV.

According to BMW, the new iX1 will have an approximate range between 256 and 272 miles. In addition, the model being tested here is also equipped with dual electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear, meaning it has all-wheel drive.

No details have yet to be shared regarding the motors output power, however BMW will most likely utilise similar electrical components from the slightly bigger iX3 in order reduce production costs, possibly somewhat of a detuned version of the current 282 bhp motors.

The BMW iX1 will feature the automakers latest charging technologies with the option of a faster 150kW option available adding an extra 60 miles of range in just 10 minutes, charging the vehicle at home will take around 12 hours to refill the battery completely from empty.

Interior is likely to be heavily influenced by today’s 1 Series. The interior will be filled with high-quality materials and feature the latest iDrive infotainment system.

Given that the BMW iX3 has a smaller boot than the petrol- and diesel-powered versions of the X3, losing approximately 40 litres. Then it is also to be expected that the upcoming BMW iX1 will have a smaller boot than the standard X1.  

BMW plans to do a full unveiling of the iX1 later this year with deliveries starting in the first quarter of 2023. Considering the current prices of the iX3 and X3 we can expect the new iX1 to cost around £45,000.

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