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BMW iX to go official in India on December 11

(MENAFN- NewsBytes) German automaker BMW will launch its iX SUV in India on December 11. Globally, it is offered in two variants: xDrive40 and xDrive50. The car has a futuristic design and a luxurious cabin with several tech-based features. It draws power from an electric powertrain and promises a range of up to 611km on a single charge. Here are more details.

Takeaways Why does this story matter?

The iX will be BMW's first fully electric SUV in India and it will be brought here as a completely built unit (CBU). The car's debut here is expected to increase the competition in the premium electric vehicle segment to a great extent. It will take on rivals such as the Audi e-tron , Audi e-tron Sportback and Mercedes-Benz EQC, among others.

Exteriors The car has a kidney grille and narrow taillights

The BMW iX flaunts a clamshell-style bonnet, a large sealed-off kidney grille that packs cameras, sensors, and radar for driver assistance systems, LED headlights, and a bumper with triangular cut-outs on the sides. It is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, frameless doors, and 22-inch designer wheels. A window wiper, a raked windscreen, and sleek LED taillights grace the rear end of the SUV.

Interiors The car has a head-up display and hexagonal steering wheel

The BMW iX has a spacious dual-tone cabin made of recycled materials, featuring a flat floor, a high-mounted armrest for the front-seat occupants, a head-up display, and a multifunctional hexagonal steering wheel. It packs a single-piece curved display for a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment console. Multiple airbags and a suite of driver-assistance features ensure the passengers' safety.

Performance Two battery options are available

BMW iX xDrive40 has a 71kWh battery, while the xDrive50 gets a 105.2kWh unit. Paired to dual motors and an all-wheel-drive setup, the former makes 326hp/630Nm, while the latter generates 523hp/765Nm. The xDrive40 sprints from 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds and promises a range of up to 414km, while the xDrive50 accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds and delivers a range of up to 611km.

Information BMW iX: Pricing

Details pertaining to the pricing and availability of the BMW iX in India will be disclosed at the time of its launch. However, the car is expected to carry a price-tag of around Rs. 1 crore (ex-showroom).


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