Electric crossover BMW iX spotted in Colorado

Electric crossover BMW iX spotted in Colorado

February 13, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

When BMW unveiled the 2022 iX in November, it noted that the crossover is “still in the development stage for a production version.” As a result, it should come as no surprise that a couple of prototypes were recently spotted in Colorado.

It is worth noting that one of the prototypes is completely disguised, while the other is not disguised. In fact, the red model cannot be confused with anything else, as the iX icon is visible on its side. While nothing new here, the iX is the production version of the iNext concept that should usher in a new era of BMW electric models. The release of the 2022 BMW iX is slated for the end of this year, but, as previously reported by 32cars.ru, it may be delayed until next March.

The model is about the same size as the X5 but has an aerodynamic exterior with a drag coefficient of 0.25. The designers have endowed the crossover with frameless windows and 20-inch aerodynamically-optimized wheels. Other features include the thinnest lighting fixtures ever installed in a production BMW, as well as an artificial radiator grill that covers a series of sensors.

The model is about the same size as the X5 but has an aerodynamic exterior with a drag coefficient of 0.25. The designers have endowed the crossover with frameless windows and 20-inch aerodynamically-optimized wheels. Other features include the thinnest lighting fixtures ever installed in a production BMW, as well as an artificial radiator grill that covers a series of sensors.

As the model is still under development, the Bavarian manufacturer has not published detailed specifications. However, the company said the iX will have two electric motors for a total output of over 496 horsepower. This will allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than five seconds. A battery with a capacity of 100+ kWh will allow the crossover to travel over 600 km in a WLTP cycle. The EPA range will be lower, but BMW has said it will still be over 480 km.

When the iX battery is low, drivers will be able to take advantage of DC fast charging up to 200 kW. A 10-minute charge can provide a range of 120 km, while the battery can discharge from 10 to 80% in less than 40 minutes. At home, an 11 kW wall charger will replace a lost battery in less than 11 hours.