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All-Electric BMW iX SUV to be unveiled in India next month; Details out

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Chennai: BMW is gearing up to launch its first all-electric car in the Indian market next month. The all-electric BMW iX will be launched in India on December 13 and hence the Bavarian carmaker will join the bandwagon of luxury carmakers like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Jaguar, which sell fully electric SUVs in India. Quite obviously, just like its rivals even the BMW iX will come as a completely built unit (CBU) and compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi e-tron, and Jaguar i-Pace.

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The 2021 BMW iX is built on the brand’s new architecture that uses an Aluminium space-frame and innovative carbon cage for high torsional stiffness while minimising weight. In terms of looks, the electric SUV comes with the signature design language of the new BMW models, but with futuristic styling elements to give it the EV persona. The car also comes with the signature kidney grille design, which covers intelligent driver assistance systems including radars, cameras and sensors.

The cabin of the new BMW iX electric looks futuristic and has a minimalist design, covered in soft-touch material. A rocker switch has been used for gear selection, while the car also features BMW’s new operating system. The iX is also the first vehicle from the automaker to feature the new hexagonal steering wheel, which is said to improve ease of access and provide the driver with a better view of the information display. The seat adjustment buttons have now been moved to the door panels on the iX. The SUV also comes with a large display area with split screens for infotainment and instrumentation, acting as the car’s main command centre.

The all-new BMW iX is powered by the brand’s fifth-generation all-electric powertrain that uses two electric motors to develop a combined output of around 375 kW or 503 bhp. The new powertrain is punchy enough for a 0-100 kmph run in just 4.6 seconds. Even charging this car doesn’t take too long by EV standards and it can be charged up to 70 per cent in 40 minutes using a 200 kW fast charger. A quick minute charge will juice up the car for 120 km. BMW claims a range of 300 miles or 483 km as per Europe’s WLTP test cycle.

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