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2022 BMW iX

2022 BMW iX: Comparable to the X5 in size, the iX is BMW’s first electric crossover. Offered only as a 4-door wagon that seats five 5, the iX is scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of 2022 with a starting price of $83,200. Unlike most vehicles, the iX has a unique aluminum spaceframe that also includes continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and high-strength steel, which are designed to create a strong yet lightweight body structure. Key rivals include the Audi e-tron, Hyundai Ioniq5, Kia EV6, Polestar 2, Tesla Model Y, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Volkswagen ID.4.

Initially the iX will come in a single trim: xDrive50. It gets two electric motors – one on each axle – for a combined output of 516 horsepower. BMW claims the iX can run from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.6 seconds. Providing juice to the motors is a large 106.3 kWh battery, which should be good for about 300 miles of range. With a Level 2 charger it will take about 11 hours to fully charge the iX from empty. Using a DC fast charger, owners can add up to 90 miles of range in 10 minutes. BMW is even including a $100 credit when plugged into the EVgo charging network.

Inside the iX features a panoramic sunroof with an electrochromatic dimmer, allowing it to switch from transparent to opaque at the press of a button. Of course, the iX will offer heated steering wheel and heated center armrest, but it also adds heating elements to the glove compartment and door panels. On the tech front, there is a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14.9-inch central display and BMW’s iDrive infotainment system. In addition, BMW is offering a 30-speaker Bower & Wilkins audio system.

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