The first fully electric BMW iX1 has been launched in India. The ex-showroom price of the first-ever BMW iX1 xDrive30 M Sport is Rs 66,90,000. With this, the most successful BMW luxury sports activity vehicle - the X1 - becomes the first in its segment to offer a new electric avatar in addition to the petrol and diesel drivetrains.
Available as a completely built-up unit, the first fully electric BMW iX1 can be exclusively booked online at shop.bmw.in. Deliveries start from October onwards.
BMW iX1 is available in Alpine White non-metallic paint and Space Silver, Black Sapphire and Storm Bay metallic paintworks. The choice of upholstery includes Veganza Perforated Mocha and Veganza Perforated Oyster.
With its robust appearance and functional versatility, the first fully electric BMW iX1 embodies an authentic experience of freedom in day-to-day driving and long journeys. The interior’s progressive design and sophisticated ambience, and the broad selection of standard equipment, serve to underline its luxurious character. Multiple innovations in the field of digitalisation for optimising driving pleasure, comfort and safety take the spotlight. The sustainability quotient is attributed not just to the electric drivetrain, but also the increased use of green energy, both for production and in the supply chain, and the greater quantities of secondary raw materials.
The first fully electric BMW iX1 comes with standard two-year warranty for unlimited kilometres. Repair Inclusive can extend warranty benefits from third year of operation to maximum fifth year without any mileage limitation. The batteries are covered by a warranty valid for eight years or up to 160,000 kilometres.
The first fully electric BMW iX1 debuts with a powerful and expressive design perfectly capturing the combination of big, sporty ‘X’ proportions with its progressive ‘i’ electric identity. The modern design, surface lines and classy exterior highlight the SAV character. The upright front is striking thanks to a large, almost square BMW kidney grille with distinct ‘i’ identification and segment first Adaptive LED headlights that extend well into the sides.
The side sketch is equally dynamic with crisply sculpted surfaces generating an expressive interplay of light and shadow. The long, stretched roofline flows into a spoiler extending a long way out to the rear. Square wheel arch contours, flat roof rails and 18-inch M light alloy wheels enhance this look. At the rear, sculptural surfaces and horizontal lines exude power and solidity with a narrow rear window, a large-surface diffuser and L-shaped LED lights.
The interior is a stark reflection of progressive, digital luxury. The first element to catch attention is the digital BMW Curved Display which is harmoniously unified into the cockpit. The typical BMW driver-orientation, clear reduced design along with an interplay of eye-catching graphics, modern colours and futuristic textures create an immersive visual appearance.
The clean and structured dashboard with ‘Aluminium Mesheffect’ trim comes together beautifully with the Luxury Instrument Panel and M Anthracite headliner to elevate the aesthetics. M Sport leather steering wheel and the blue ring finisher logo incite sportiness from the start. The premium feel is enhanced by decorative strips including ambient lighting in the instrument panel and front doors as well as pearl chrome touches on door handles. The seemingly floating armrest with storage also integrates the control cluster. Harman Kardon HiFi Surround Sound system with 12 loudspeakers offers magnificent sound quality, even at low volume.
The iX1 offers a high degree of individual comfort with Active Seats for both driver and front passenger which is unique in the segment. These have lumbar support with multiple massage programs that have variable intensities and speeds that help in reducing stress over long distances.
Ambient Lighting with six dimmable light designs creates an atmosphere for every mood while Automatic 2 zone A/C maintains the perfect temperature. Adding to the sense of space is a large glass sunroof. The big 490 litre luggage compartment can be enlarged to 1,495 litres. Comfort access contactless operation of the boot lid provides greater flexibility for loading / unloading.
Fifth generation BMW eDrive technology features a highly integrated drive unit within a single housing. It is powered by an electric motor each on front and rear axle, single-speed transmission and power electronics. The iX1 instantly accelerates from 0 to 100 kms / hr in 5.6 sec with a top speed of 180 kms / hr. It produces an output of 313 hp and a maximum torque of 494 Nm.
The compact high-voltage lithium-ion battery integrated in the floor has a gross capacity of 66.4 kWh and electric power consumption of 18.1 – 16.8 kWh / 100 kms providing an attractive range of 417 – 440 kms (WLTP). The drive system also uses adaptive recuperation to recover kinetic energy and feed it into the high-voltage battery resulting in even higher efficiency.
The car ensures fast and hassle-free charging. Charging time is:
130 kW DC Charger: 10%-80% in 29 min (120 kms added range in 10 min)
11 kW AC Charger: 0%-100% in about 6.3 hrs
The BMW iX1 comes with a complimentary BMW Wallbox charger with installation which enables safe and convenient charging up to 11kW.
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