After much speculation on this subject, BMW has launched its latest electric car. Titled the BMW iX, the creation uses the proprietary iNext platform.
There have been many official teasers published in recent months, but for the first time, we see the future of electric SUVs from BMW. The creation in the image above was revealed by the Bavarian giant in the context of the # NEXTGen2020 event. Named the BMW iX, this is the most important step forward compared to the popular i3, which has been in circulation for several years.
The BMW iX is a serious competitor to the Tesla Model X and comes with a range of 480 kilometers, in accordance with EPA standards. The two rear engines offer a total power of 500 horsepower, and the acceleration rate is less than 5 seconds for 0-100Kmph.
Although in 2020 the emphasis is very much on the automated driving or autopilot assistance side, BMW has avoided making too ambitious promises on this side. Beyond this detail, if you take a look inside the car, from the image below, it is clear that the interaction will be more relaxed, just like the car board. You have two screens, one 12.3-inch for displaying on-board information and another 14.9-inch touch-sensitive.
According to BMW, instead of being assaulted with unnecessary functions and buttons, they will only come out when you need them. The Internet will be very important for the BMW iX, the electric car being described as the first premium car with integrated 5G connectivity.
The BMV iX should be available before the end of next year. Although the price is not officially known, according to predictions on BMW Blog, may exceed $ 100,000. The value in question is necessary to draw attention to the models that are “fighting” in that area. As a reference, when it comes to electric SUVs, Tesla Model X is at the top, while Model Y and Volvo XC40 Recharge are mainstream models.