All-electric BMW iX Launched in India at Rs 1.16 crore, First batch already sold out
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All-electric BMW iX Launched in India at Rs 1.16 crore, First batch already sold out



BMW iX price in india

BMW has brought its first all-electric product in the Indian car market, the iX. The new BMW iX has been launched for Rs 1.16 crore (ex-showroom, India) for the single fully-loaded xDrive 40 variant. The bookings for the first batch was already open across all the dealerships of BMW, with the first batch completely sold out.

The price mentioned above will apply to all the customers of the first batch who have booked this electric SUV, with their deliveries slated to begin in early 2022. BMW will open the booking window for the second batch sometime in the first quarter of 2022, however, it is not clear if the price will see an increase over the current one or not.


BMW iX exterior

Based on the iNext concept from BMW previewed back in 2018, the new BMW iX is easily the most futuristic-looking SUV launched in India to date. At the front, there is a large double kidney grille design which has the same design as that of the globally-updated BMW M4 coupe. However, the grille here is sealed and hides a host of sensors and radars in it for the functioning of advanced driver assistance systems. The headlamps and tail lamps are sleek looking all-LED units, with the former being a Laser-LED unit getting a quartet of light bands as daytime running LEDs.

The other major design highlights of the BMW iX on the outside are triangular air vents in the front bumper, unique-looking diffuser inserts on the rear bumper, frameless doors, flush-type door handles, fixed front bonnet, shoulder-line finished in bronze and 21-inch large and aerodynamically designed alloy wheels.


BMW iX interior

Like the exterior, the cabin of the new BMW iX screams modernity and top-class art. The overall cabin layout looks extremely classy and minimalist but is tech-packed with futuristic features. Finished in premium quality leather, wood chrome and recycled plastics, the cabin of the new BMW iX has flat floors for both front and rear passengers.

The driver’s cockpit of the new BMW iX is a combination of a unique-looking hexagonal multi-functional steering wheel and a large curved screen behind it, which accommodates a 12.3-inch full-TFT instrument console and a 14.9-inch touchscreen panel for the infotainment system. Both these screens run on BMW’s eighth-generation iDrive software.

The cabin of the iX looks rich and premium with crystalline buttons and knobs for various functions, a high-mounted centre armrest with iDrive rotary controller and other touch-sensitive controls and thin-looking AC vents with no proper centre console.


Employing a dual electric motor setup with one motor mounted on each axle, the BMW iX is available in a single xDrive 40 variant in India, which has a combined maximum power output of 326 bhp and a maximum torque output of 630 Nm. The all-wheel-drive BMW iX has a restricted top speed of 200 kmph and a claimed 0-100 kmph time of 6.1 seconds.

The car has a 76.6 kWh battery pack, which is the only battery pack option on offer for the Indian car market and has a WLTP-tested range of 425 km. This battery can be charged from 0 to 100 per cent in 36 hours using the standard 2.3 kW single-phase charger available for the car. For the first batch of cars, the iX will also come with an 11kW AC wall box charger as a complementary offer, which can charge the battery from 0 to 100 per cent in 7 hours. The car supports 150 kW DC fast charging at the most, which can charge the battery from 10 to 80 per cent in 31 minutes.


Apart from the features mentioned above for exterior and interior, the BMW iX also gets a lengthy list of comfort and convenience features, which includes electrochromic panoramic glass roof, ambient lighting, multi-functional powered seats with massage and memory settings, four-zone automatic climate control, head-up display, BMW Virtual Assistant, wireless charging, soft-close doors, 360-degree camera, 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and more.

Even the list of safety features in the BMW iX is extensive, with it getting all the prominent ADAS features, airbags all around, ABS with EBD and brake assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, dynamic stability control and more. Recently, the BMW iX was able to score a commendable 5-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests.


At Rs 1.16 crore, the BMW iX is priced on par with its direct competitors from arch-rivals, like Mercedes Benz EQC, Audi e-Tron and Jaguar i-Pace.


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