Luxury, innovation and sustainability are hard things to achieve individually, let alone in balance. Somehow though the BMW iX does just that. This revolutionary electric SUV is now available at Auckland City BMW and East Auckland BMW, two of the leading BMW dealerships in New Zealand.
The BMW iX comes in two variants, the iX xDrive40 Sport and the iX xDrive50 Sport. Both models feature a cutting-edge electric drivetrain, a high-voltage battery, and an array of advanced technologies that make driving safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable and it also looks the part.
The iX is a progressive luxury Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) that exudes a pioneering character in its exterior design. The iX’s muscular proportions and reduced design language meld together to create an aura of progressive luxury, with standout features including the almost completely blanked-off BMW kidney grille, whose surface incorporates camera and radar sensors. The kidney grille also has an in-built cleaning system and self-healing function for remedying light stone chips.
Inside, the iX provides vast amounts of room and newly developed seats with integral head restraints for a luxurious ambiance. The cabin is also thoughtfully minimalistic, with certain features such as speakers, air vents, and heated surfaces positioned out of sight for a premium feel. The BMW Curved Display, hexagonal steering wheel, and frameless projector integration for the optional Head-Up Display further add to the futuristic interior and focused driving experience.
All models feature the ‘Suite’ interior as standard, with exclusive olive leaf-tanned leather in a selection of new colors such as Stone Grey, Amido, and Castanea with highlights in Gold Bronze. On request, customers can also choose an animal-free interior with the iX’s ‘Loft’ option, a cloth/microfibre upholstery package with Gold Bronze highlights that delivers a luxurious and minimalist feel.
The BMW iX comes with an automatic climate control system with a nano-particle filter to purify the air and new touchscreen controls. In addition to acoustic pedestrian protection, the iX also features a specially composed drive sound that provides authentic feedback in response to accelerator movements and speed. The BMW IconicSounds Electric function, included as standard, also allows new sound variants from a collaboration with film score composer Hans Zimmer to be added to the acoustic repertoire.
The iX xDrive40 Sport is powered by two current-excited synchronous motors, one in the front and one in the rear, which deliver a total power output of 240kW and a peak torque of 630Nm. This allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds. The car comes with a 77 kWh high-voltage battery that provides a range of up to 425 km (WLTP). The iX xDrive40 Sport is priced at $163,900 (RRP).
On the other hand, the iX xDrive50 Sport is powered by a more powerful drivetrain consisting of two current-excited synchronous motors, one in the front and one in the rear, which deliver a total power output of 385kW and a peak torque of 765Nm. This allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds. The car comes with a larger 112 kWh high-voltage battery that provides a range of up to 630 km (WLTP). The iX xDrive50 Sport is priced at $197,900. (RRP).
The BMW iX also offers two option packages for those who want to add more features to their electric SUV. The Comfort Package is available on all models and includes steering wheel heating, active seat ventilation for the front seats, and a heat comfort package that provides heating for the front and rear seats, centre console, front and rear doors, instrument panel lower section, and upper trim of the front and rear door panels. The Comfort Package is available for an additional $3,400.
The Enhancement Package is available on the xDrive40 Sport and includes soft close doors, panorama glass roof with Sky Lounge, and BMW Laserlight. The Enhancement Package is available for an additional $8,600.
Both models come with a range of standard features, including metallic paintwork, sport package, 22-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, shadow line exterior, alarm system, comfort access, seat heating, and automatic air conditioning. The iX xDrive50 Sport also comes with a panorama glass roof sky lounge, BMW laserlight, integral active steering, and adaptive 2-axle air suspension.
The BMW iX also offers fast and convenient charging options. The iX xDrive40 Sport can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in approximately 31 minutes (max rate) at a public charger, while the iX xDrive50 Sport can be charged in approximately 35 minutes (max rate) at a public charger. With a BMW i Wallbox, the iX xDrive40 Sport can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes (11kW rate), while the iX xDrive50 Sport can be charged in approximately 10 hours and 45 minutes (11kW rate).
The BMW iX is an exceptional electric SUV that offers a perfect blend of performance, technology, and sustainability. If you want to experience the future of driving, visit Auckland City BMW or East Auckland BMW today and take the BMW iX for a test drive.
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