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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best electric SUV for long distances

Thanks to big advancements in battery and charging technology, the best electric SUVs are now as usable as they are desirable...

Best electric SUV for long distances

BMW iX xDrive50 M Sport

Car of the Year 2022 - MotorEasy

The headline-grabber here is that the BMW iX, in xDrive50 M Sport form, has a remarkable 380-mile official range. That’s far enough to potentially take you from Land’s End to Liverpool without stopping for a top-up.

And you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better travelling companion than BMW’s electric flagship. Long trips can be made in near silence and excellent comfort, thanks to the air suspension that comes as standard; the ride is a match for the Audi E-tron’s, and the iX is even quieter than that car. In fact, it’s one of the quietest cars we’ve ever tested.

BMW iX 2022 interior dashboard

Such serenity makes it all the easier to enjoy the iX’s stunning interior, in which first-class materials abound and a glossy curved panel marries a 12.3in driver display and a 14.9in infotainment touchscreen. The latter controls the brand’s iDrive infotainment system, which remains the best on the market.

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