BMW has postponed the release of the new crossover BMW iX

BMW has postponed the release of the new crossover BMW iX

February 10, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The assembly of the BMW iX has been postponed.

It became known that the start of production of the first BMW electric crossover could be postponed to next year. Note that initially it was about the second quarter of this year. The reason was, according to company representatives, the continuing global shortage of semiconductors, which is plaguing automakers.

Recently, information appeared on the Web that Asian chip manufacturers have reduced their production in connection with the pandemic. Also, at the same time since 2020, there has been an increase in demand for microprocessors for electronics. People more and more began to switch to remote work and began to purchase more computer equipment, televisions, game consoles.

Recall that the BMW iX crossover was presented last fall. The model has become the company’s technological flagship. The car embodies the latest innovations in electrification as well as autonomous driving and connectivity technologies. The transmission is based on the fifth generation BMW eDrive technology.

The power plant consists of a pair of electric motors with a total capacity of 500 hp. It is known that the crossover needs only 5 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h. The capacity of the traction battery (100 kWh), according to the manufacturer, is enough for 600 kilometers without “refueling”. Car production will be established at the BMW plant in Dingolfing (Germany).