BMW iX 240kW xDrive40 Sport 77.6kWh 5dr Auto [Skylounge] Review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
BMW iX 2021 front
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  • BMW iX 2021 front cornering
  • BMW iX 2021 right tracking
  • BMW iX 2021 front right static
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  • BMW iX 2021 rear tracking
  • BMW iX 2021 headlights detail
  • BMW iX 2021 rear lights detail
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  • BMW iX 2021 charging socket
  • BMW iX 2021 interior front seats
  • BMW iX 2021 interior detail
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RRP£73,405
Review

The BMW iX is a genuinely impressive piece of engineering. Not only is it beautifully appointed, but it’s also quick and beautifully refined (it really is super-hushed on the move). In range-topping xDrive50 form, the eye-watering price tag is hard to ignore, especially when you consider that it’s not as sharp as a Jaguar I-Pace in the bends, or as practical as the seven-seat Tesla Model S. We can’t wait to sample the ‘entry-level’ xDrive40. Priced roughly in line with key rivals such as the Audi E-tron, I-Pace and Mercedes EQC, it has the potential to be our favourite luxury electric SUV.

Sport gets you plenty of luxuries, including 21in aerodynamic alloys, full-LED headlights (laserlights are optional), four-zone climate control, a 12-speaker sound system, wireless phone-charging, a head-up display, 12.3in digital dials, a 14.8in infotainment screen, built-in sat-nav, heated seats and leather-look upholstery called SensaTec.

We have yet to drive this ‘entry-level’ model, but performance looks good on paper, thanks to an output of 322bhp and a 0-62mph time of 6.1 seconds. Its official range of 257 miles is competitive, but not groundbreaking.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

500

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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