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Introduction

What Car? says...

The BMW iX is unquestionably the most radical and technologically advanced BMW electric car since the i3 was revealed almost a decade ago.

The i3 – with its lightweight carbon-fibre construction and fancy rear-hinged back doors – showed that electric cars were more than just white goods, they could be lusted after too. It was ahead of its time, but not the big sales hit many expected. 

The BMW iX doesn't have the luxury electric SUV market all to itself, of course. Its main rivals are the Audi E-tron and Jaguar I-Pace as well as the pricier Tesla Model X to consider. It will also appeal to buyers looking to move away from fossil-fuelled luxury SUVs, such as the Audi Q7, the Mercedes G-Class and the Range Rover

We've driven all those models, and over the next few pages of this review, we’ll let you know how the iX compares with its rivals. We'll also rate it for performance and driving manners, interior quality, running costs and more.

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FAQs

  • Prices start at around £70,000, rising to nearly £117,000 for the range-topping M60. The most ‘sensible’ choice is the £100,000 xDrive50 M Sport – although the BMW iX3 seats just as many people and is nearly £40,000 cheaper. Read more here

  • No, it's a five-seater. If you want a seven-seat electric SUV, have a look at the Mercedes EQB. Read more here

  • The main alternatives will be the new Audi Q8 e-tron and the Jaguar I-Pace. We’d suggest you also consider the BMW iX3 because that too is a refined five-seat premium electric SUV. Read more here

  • The iX is a little longer but a touch narrower than the BMW X5. Both seat five people, but the X5 (in regular petrol or diesel form) has a larger boot. Read more here

  • When we pitched an xDrive40 M Sport iX against a BMW iX3 we found that the cheaper iX3 outshone the iX with an easier-to-use interior, a better ride and a longer range. The xDrive50 iX fixes the second two issues but costs a lot more. Read more here

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £3,845
Target Price from £67,663
Save up to £3,845
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RRP price range £69,905 - £119,225
Number of trims (see all)5
Number of engines (see all)3
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)electric
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £140 / £238
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £279 / £477
Available colours