Luxury car companies like Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Audi have brought their electric vehicles to the Indian market. Now it’s BMW’s turn. The German automaker is set to introduce its first fully-electric vehicle BMW iX in India on 11 December. In India, it will be brought here via the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route and will compete directly with vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz EQC and Audi e-tron.
Driving Range Up To 611KM
In the global market, the BMW iX comes in two variants – xDrive 40 and xDrive 50. The first variant generates 326hp power and 630Nm peak torque, which has a driving range of up to 414km. This variant can accelerate from 0-100kph in 6.1 seconds. While the second variant generates 523hp power and 765Nm peak torque, which has a driving range of 611km. According to BMW, this version can accelerate from 0-100kph in 4.6 seconds.
Battery And Charging
The xDrive 40 variant has a 71kWh battery pack and it takes 31 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 percent via a DC fast charger. Similarly, the 105.2 kWh battery pack has been given in the xDrive 50 variant and it takes 35 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 percent via DC fast charger. The company also provides an 11kW AC fast charger with the car, which takes 7.5 hours and 11 hours respectively to fully charge these variants.
Interior And Possible Price
Talking about the interiors, it gets a hexagonal steering wheel and a large curved display, which acts as both an instrument cluster and infotainment unit. It also features a redesigned heads-up display. It has a boot space of 650 liters. We do not have any confirmed information about the price, but looking at the rivals, it can be estimated that it can be around Rs 1 crore (ex-showroom).