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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|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|