The BMW iX - A Luxury Electric SUV

Posted 8th November 2023

The BMW iX is an all-electric SUV that was the first of its kind to join the BMW family. It remains the most luxurious BMW electric SUV available and delivers both impressive performance and range. We have a great selection of new BMW iX models arriving before the end of 2023 - learn more about this fascinating model before finding your very own iX.

Performance and Range

The BMW iX is available in three different configurations. The base level xDrive40 variant of the BMW iX can be found in either Sport or M Sport Trim. This model is powered by dual electric motors which produce 326hp and contribute towards a maximum range of 264 miles (WLTP) on a single charge. Alternatively, the xDrive50 delivers increased performance with an incredible 523hp and extended range of up to 383 miles on a single charge (WLTP). Both models have xDrive all-wheel drive but the xDrive50 has a higher density battery in addition to its higher power output. The xDrive40 benefits from quicker charging times in comparison to the xDrive50 however. 

The BMW iX
There’s certainly no forgetting about the flagship BMW iX model - the iX M60. This is BMW’s first completely electric M SUV, which combines innovative performance technology with the everyday comfort and overall usability of the iX platform. This model is a brilliant choice for those who seek true BMW M performance alongside the many benefits of electric motoring. With a massive 610hp and 1,100Nm of torque, the iX M60 is incredibly quick - completing the 0-62 mph sprint in as little as 3.8 seconds. That’s all without sacrificing the comfortable and luxurious drive the car is known for. The BMW iX M60 has a slightly lower maximum range in comparison to the xDrive50, at 348 miles (WLTP).

All three BMW iX variants offer something unique. The base model is a fantastic introduction to luxurious electric driving, providing suitable performance and range for many at a lower price point than the xDrive50 and M60. Meanwhile, the xDrive50 is a perfect middle ground. It can travel the furthest on a single charge and delivers exceptional electric power that will more than satisfy the majority of drivers. Finally, the BMW iX M60 is for true performance enthusiasts who want the ultimate electric SUV experience.

BMW iX Charging
When it comes to charging, the BMW iX offers many options to ensure convenience at all times. While at home using a typical 11 kW charger, you can easily fully charge your BMW iX overnight - the xDrive40 takes around 8 hours while the xDrive50 and M60 are closer to 11 hours because of their larger batteries. While on the go, you can utilise rapid charging stations for an extremely fast top up. 150 kW DC chargers found at service stations and other public areas can recharge theBMW xDrive40 from 10 - 80% in only 31 minutes! There are also the even more powerful 200 kW chargers - these are the fastest possible chargers for the BMW iX and can recharge the larger battery of the xDrive50 and M60 from 10 - 80% in 35 minutes. If you’ve got less time to spare, 93 miles of range can be achieved in only 10 minutes using the same high-power charging station.

Customisation and Specification

You’ll most commonly see the BMW iX equipped with M Sport trim because of its appealing sporty looks and wider availability. Features including Shadow Line exterior trim and M Sport alloy wheels are some of the highlights. M Sport trim is also the only choice available on the xDrive50 model. All BMW iX models come standard with at least the following - BMW Live Cockpit Plus with BMW Curved Display featuring Operating System 8.5 and head-up display, electrically adjustable front seats, seat heating for driver and front passenger, Harman/Kardon surround sound audio system, four-zone automatic air conditioning, Driving Assistant Professional, Parking Assistant, and much more.

BMW iX Interior
As well as an incredibly generous collection of standard equipment, the BMW iX has many optional packages and customisation options to look out for. These come in the form of packages tailored towards certain aspects of the driving experience. Examples include the Sky Lounge Pack, Technology Plus Pack, and Comfort Plus Pack. Exploring a BMW iX for yourself at your local Dick Lovett BMW Centre in Bristol, Hungerford, Melksham (near Bath) or Swindon is a great way of learning more about the full range of equipment available. We can also get you booked in for a test drive

The higher price point of the BMW iX M60 comes with more benefits than just its mind blowing performance capabilities. The iX M60 has an even greater list of standard equipment that includes almost all of the contents of the optional packages available for the xDrive40 and xDrive50 variants. This truly culminates into an overall experience that ticks every box. Luxury features include ventilated and massaging front seats, Laserlights, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound audio system, soft-close doors, and many more.

BMW iX Interior Details

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Dick Lovett BMW have all variations of the BMW iX for sale, including new and Approved Used examples. If you’re interested in a brand new BMW iX, now is the perfect opportunity as you can benefit from an additional £2,000 towards your current vehicle’s part exchange valuation* when purchasing a new electric BMW. That’s not all, a complimentary Pod Point home charger or £750 charging credit^ will also be included. Explore our existing stock or get in touch with our team to learn more about the BMW iX and the finance options available.

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*The additional £2,000 on top of your part-exchange valuation is only valid when part-exchanging your vehicle against a new electric BMW vehicle before the 31st of December 2023. The BMW iX2 is excluded from this offer. Your part-exchange valuation is subject to viewing. Your part-exchange does not have to be a BMW. If your vehicle is damaged between your appraisal and hand-over of the new BMW electric car, a new valuation will be provided.

^Available for Retail & Business Sales customers only who order a new BEV product between 1st July and 31st December and registered by 31st March 2024. The BMW iX2 is excluded from this offer. Home Charger warranty and installation subject to Pod Point terms and conditions. Subject to availability. £750 Charging Credit is limited to a single BMW Charging Contract and is valid for 36 months after activation. After 36 months, any remaining credit will be lost.

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