BMW IX First exit in the new electric

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In Dingolfing Johann Kistler attacks a model car. If we talk about Electromobility at BMW, he says, then we always have to look at this . The model car is an I3. Perhaps the Bavarian carmakers were in their time as they presented the electric city car in 2013, with much expensive carbon at the unusually designed body. Even hardly a competitor wanted to give the driving with electricity at that time a chance.

When that changed, it was just at BMW quietly around the electrical activities. While in the wake of Tesla, more and more manufacturers brought their own electric models to the market, the once daring M√ľnchner had even had the reproach made to have a trend of overseas.

designed as a pure electric car

In November, BMW now drives the first vehicle, which has been designed since the I3 again specifically as a pure electric car. However, the IX, which Johann Kistler serves as a project manager, to a very different caliber: a SUV on the order of the X5, almost five meters long and up to 2.5 tons heavy, in the face a quite discussion of oversized BMW kidney .

Aerodynamician: His good CW value of 0.25 has the IX also owe the flush-sustained door handles. Manufacturer

The fact that the format of the newness would provoke controversy was BMW clear. And so Kistler refers to the – in view of the mighty front – surprisingly good aerodynamic value, which is significantly lower at 0.25 than in the X5 (0.31), further to the fact that the electric motors can do without rare earths, the supply chains for cobalt and lithium (keyword batteries) are subject to strict monitoring and the Congo is deliberately held outside that social standards are kept, much recycled and recyclable material is used, old fishing nets, for example, and that production in dingolfing takes place with regional green flow, here Making the hydropower of Isar and Lech use.

up to 630 kilometers range

The market launch completes the IX in two versions, each equipped with an electric motor on the front and rear axles, whereby electrical four-wheel drive results. The IX XDRIVE40 combines 190 kW / 258 hp front and 200 kW / 272 hp at the back to a system performance of 240 kW / 326 hp and a torque of 630 Newton meters. A battery with 71 kWh usable capacity stands for 425 kilometers maximum range. In the IX xDrive50 in turn, 190 kW / 258 hp and 230 kW / 313 hp add to 385 kW / 523 hp, the system torque is lush 765 Newton meters. A battery charge (105.2 kWh) is enough for up to 630 kilometers. Any extent fears should be made.

As WLTP consumption 19.4 kWh / 100 km or 19.8 kWh are called. At a first exit with the IX XDRIVE 50, the on-board computer actually showed 19.8 kWh, if that confirms a longer distance, this would be a very soluble value.

Sound from the Oscar Prize winner

On the streets of the Upper Bavarian, IX neither his size nor his weight should be noted. The driving dynamics is first class, the (optional) piloting rear wheels generate an amazing maneuverability, the ride comfort fulfills the highest demands, especially as involving the (also charming) two-axis air suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers. And the rest in the interior we feel as explicit relaxation factor; The synthetic iconic sound composed by film music legend and Oscar winners Hans room, we have switched off the same.

Power Impression: The new curved display . Manufacturer

To accomplish this is the help of one of the countless functions that hide behind the curved and brilliant-dissolving curved display , which consists of a fully digital advertisement composite of 12.3-inch driver display and 14.9-inch main monitor and part of the Super fastening new iDrive system is. Despite the filming information wealth of desperate drivers or driving driver not to an overkill, because the menu navigation proves to be logically structured and – some accuracy must be – well to look through. When it is operated, not only the language assist ( Hey, BMW ) but also the BMW-typical turn-push knucker that allowed the way to accompany the path into digital modernity.

Please smile

The Navi works with floating augmented reality arrows, which is very helpful, and as Gimmick there is an interior camera that triggers via voice command, gesture or touch, with appropriate setting only if at least one inmate smiles, the photos can then be Post it immediately by scanning a QR code. Especially Chinese customers, as well as the controlled crystal glass controls, an extra, which was built our Central European-sober taste as close to Kitsch. On the other hand, a fine thing is the giant panoramaglass roof, which is clamped at the push of a button electrochromatically and insofar without the sun roller. Also, the center tunnel falls away, which gives the interior extra-space and additional storage options.

Speaking place: The trunk takes up 500 to 1750 liters, even a trailer can be taken in tow, the trailer load (braked) 2500 kilograms.

Fast with electricity: At 200 km / h, the XDrive50 is set off, in 4.6 seconds he sprints from 0 to 100 km / h. Manufacturer

The range is lush, we mentioned it. If the Great Bayer then has to reload, that ideally is quite fix. As standard, the IX performs a predictive thermal management on board, which – when the route guidance of the Navis around a charging stop white – brings the operating temperature of the battery optimized for the current operating temperature in good time. The XDrive40 refueling DC up to 150 kW, the xdrive50 to 200 kW, ten minutes, so promises BMW, rich to fill up supplies for up to 150 kilometers of route.

Auto clay in view

Once back to the interior camera: More than a gaming is that post, which makes you theft protection – do not get suspicious activities around the car and triggers the theft alarm system, the system sends a message to the owner s smartphone, which then not only the recordings Retrieve and save from the passenger area, but also those who have made further cameras on front, tail and side mirrors.

A coveted prey should be the IX in fact, because in the circle of electric vehicles he belongs to the high-priced representatives: For the XDrive40, at least 77,300 euros are called, and the xdrive50 scratches with a base price of 98,000 euros already on the six-performance.

BMW IX shortly:

When he comes: in November 2021

Who he takes to seek: Tesla Model X, Audi E-Tron, Mercedes EQs

What drives him: two electric motors, system performance 240 kW / 325 hp or 385 kW / 523 hp

What he costs: from 77,300 euros

What follows: The particularly powerful IX M60 in 2022

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