The BMW iX 2023 SUV previews the company’s electric future by providing the same cavernous interior and practicality as the renowned X5 while adding a dash of avant-garde style. A massive battery pack provides enough energy for an expected driving range of over 300 miles per charge, while two electric motors give all-wheel drive and more than adequate power (516 hp in the xDrive50 and a stunning 610 horsepower in the M60).
A big digital dashboard displays the future of BMW’s iDrive entertainment system and is controlled by a cool see-through rotary knob on the center console in the iX, which is lined with exquisite materials and features a beautiful, futuristic appearance. The iX can go head to head with the likes of the Audi e-Tron and the Tesla Model X, as well as newcomers like the Fisker Ocean and the Rivian R1S.
2022 BMW IX Price
The total cost of ownership for a 2022 iX xDrive50 is $83,200. One can receive a $7,500 federal tax credit and additional incentives from the state when purchasing this electrified BMW.
The Audi e-Tron (starting at roughly $67,000), the Mercedes-Benz EQC (almost $70,000), and the Jaguar I-Pace (around $71,000) are all affordable all-electric luxury crossovers. Furthermore, the more expensive Tesla Model X (beginning at around $92k) has more power than the iX xDrive50, can carry seven people comfortably, and has a greater range of 370 miles. Nonetheless, the federal tax credit is no longer available for Tesla vehicles.
BMW IX COLORS: PAINTS
The 2022 BMW iX is available in a stunning range of neutral tones, as well as more eye-catching shades like blue and red! Find you’re favorite right here:
- Alpine White
- Black Sapphire Metallic
- Sophisto Grey(iX xDrive50 Only)
- Dark Graphite Metallic
- Mineral White Metallic
- Phytonic Blue Metallic
- Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
- Oxide Grey Metallic
- Storm Bay Metallic(Additional charge of $1,950)
- Aventurin Red Metallic(Additional charge of $1,950)
What’s New for 2023?
In 2023, the M60, a high-performance variant with an all-electric motor producing 610 horsepower and a range of about 280 miles, will be added to the roster. It has a sporty-tuned air suspension system. Wherever possible, features from the separate Convenience, Dynamic Handling, and Luxury packages have been bundled into a single, comprehensive Ultimate offering.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
Both the xDrive50 and the iX M40i come standard with all-wheel drive and two electric motors enough for a combined 516 horsepower. The iX xDrive50 rocketed from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds in our tests. We estimate that the mid-size SUV can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds thanks to the 610 hp offered by the M60 high-performance trim. Although standard on the M60, the M50 has the option of a rear-wheel-steering system and an air suspension that can be adjusted for ride height. During our first journey in an xDrive50 model, we saw plenty of power, remarkable energy efficiency, nimble handling, and a comfortable ride.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
The EPA predicts 324 miles of range per charge from the iX’s massive 105.2 kWh battery pack. The iX impressed us with its fuel efficiency in our 75 mph highway test. While most EVs lose a significant portion of their stated range after being driven on the highway, the iX recorded an astounding 290 miles of range in our test. The iX comes standard with DC fast charging, which allows it to go from 10% to 80% charged in just 35 minutes when connected to a 200 kW charger. BMW has collaborated with EVgo to provide a public charging station network for iX owners, however, owners may also charge their SUV using other common networks or a Level 2 charging station at home.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
According to the EPA, the most fuel-efficient iX model is the one with the standard 20-inch wheels, with estimated ratings of 86 MPGe in the city and 87 MPGe on the highway. Those figures are lowered, although only a little, if you opt for a larger pair of wheels for the iX. Only 81 MPGe was achieved on our 75 mph interstate fuel economy test route, but the iX still offered a respectable 290 miles of range.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Space for passengers and cargo in the Bimmer SUV is comparable to that of the company’s X5 and X6 midsize crossovers. The iX’s cabin is minimalistic and cutting edge, featuring features including a big curved touchscreen instrument panel and a hexagonal-shaped steering wheel. To set itself apart from the competition, BMW offers a big panoramic sunroof with electrochromic shade as an extra. The iX has heated power front seats with built-in speakers for the stereo. BMW provides several upholstery materials, including imitation leather, genuine leather, and a textile seat fabric option called Loft that is made of microfiber cloth.
Infotainment and Connectivity
BMW’s i4 car and iX crossover are the debut vehicles for the company’s next-generation infotainment system, iDrive 8. There’s a voice-activated assistant and you can change the look of the menus and the graphics to suit your needs. The iX’s cutting-edge dashboard features a massive 14.9-inch touchscreen display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Every BMW comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and you can also have a Wi-Fi hotspot that uses a 5G cellular connection. The base audio system is a Harman/Kardon stereo with 18 speakers; a Bowers & Wilkins system with 30 speakers is available as an upgrade.
2022 BMW iX xDrive50
Vehicle Type: front- and rear-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
Base/As Tested: $84,195/$104,020
Options: Premium package (surround view camera, front seats with massage function and additional adjustments, parking assistant), $4000; Bowers & Wilkens stereo, $3400; Sport package (black exterior trim, 21-inch wheels), $2800; Aventurin Red paint, $1950; Active Driving Assistant Pro, $1700; Dynamic Handling package (rear-wheel steering, air springs), $1600; Luxury package (soft-close doors, glass controls), $1150; adaptive headlights, $1000; 22-inch wheels, $950; radiant heating, $950; microfiber/wool seats, $500; passenger lumbar delete, -$175
Front Motor: current-excited synchronous AC, 268 hp, 260 lb-ft
Rear Motor: current-excited synchronous AC, 335 hp, 295 lb-ft
Combined Power: 516 hp
Combined Torque: 564 lb-ft
Battery Pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 105.2 kWh
Onboard Charger: 11.0 kW
Transmissions, F/R: direct-drives
Suspension, F/R: multilink/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 13.7-in vented disc/13.6-in vented disc
Tires: Bridgestone Alenza 001 B-Silent
275/40R-22 107Y ★
Wheelbase: 118.1 in
Length: 195.0 in
Width: 77.4 in
Height: 66.8 in
Passenger Volume: 112 ft3
Cargo Volume: 36 ft3
Curb Weight: 5707 lb
60 mph: 4.0 sec
100 mph: 9.5 sec
1/4-Mile: 12.4 sec @ 114 mph
The results above omit a 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 4.3 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 1.6 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 2.3 sec
Top Speed (gov ltd): 124 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 158 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 321 ft
Road holding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.88 g
Observed: 74 MPGe
75-mph Highway Driving: 81 MPGe
75-mph Highway Range: 290 mi
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 86/86/85 MPGe
Range: 315 mi