The all-electric crossover SUV segment is getting stronger and stronger. The upcoming 2022 BMW iX is the latest model that is officially happening. This model was shown two years ago and is currently in the stage of production. Based on the Vision iNext concept, it is BMW’s first all-electric compact SUV. According to the German manufacturer, this model will go on sale in 2022 and it will provide 300 miles of driving range per charge.
Some details are still not available. On the other hand, we know more than enough about this SUV. Its design is futuristic and BMW said the iX model is made of lightweight materials. The interior is extremely modern and spacious. Lastly, this SUV will provide a lot of power and generally, great performances.
BMW iX is Based on the iNext Concept
The upcoming 2022 BMW iX will use a lot of aluminum materials and carbon-reinforced plastic. Thanks to that, this SUV is lighter than its likely competitors. In terms of dimensions, iX is as wide and long as the mid-size BMW X5 model. Moreover, its height is on par with the X6 variant. Even the wheelbase is similar and BMW iX offers only 1.0 inch longer wheelbase. From what we know, this SUV will offer standard 20-inch alloy wheels.
However, 21-inch and 22-inch rims will be optional. BMW says that its brand-new SUV will provide an aggressive look in the back and stylish front end. That includes the M4-like grille. This grille is basically a closed panel that hosts various sensors, radars, and cameras. This SUV offers a small departure from the current BMW design language. The body looks cleaner and softer, which is a surprise for everyone.
As we said, the new 2022 BMW iX is dimensionally similar to the brand’s X5 and X6 models. Thanks to that, even the interior room will be similar and that is great to hear. Both models are spacious so iX will be on par or even better in terms of cabin space. The interior design is both futuristic and simple. BMW offers a lot of high-tech amenities, including a larger and curved touchscreen. Interestingly, the iX model comes with a hexagonal-shaped steering wheel that looks odd, but unique.
Furthermore, a large panoramic sunroof is offered as optional and it will feature an electrochromic shading. Power-adjustable seats are standard, along with the textile microfiber cloth upholstery. On the other hand, faux-leather seats are optional. A 14.9-inch infotainment display dominates the cabin, along with the 12.3-inch digital gauge display.
Driving Range, Charging
So far, we don’t know everything about the 2022 BMW iX. However, BMW promised around 500 horsepower, thanks to a pair of electric motors. This SUV will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds, which is amazing. And while we don’t know the battery sizes, BMW says it will offer up to 300 miles of driving range on a single charge.
The BMW i4 sedan will arrive with an 80.0-kWh battery pack so this SUV will probably get the same or larger unit. DC fast charging capability is offered as standard. Thanks to that, this SUV will provide 75 miles of range in just 10 minutes of charging.
2022 BMW iX Price and Release Date
This is the biggest mystery at the moment. The all-new 2022 BMW iX will reportedly cost around $70,000 but this is just a rumor at the moment. As for the launch date, BMW will probably release its brand-new electric SUV in the first quarter of 2022.