BMW iX: Range, Price, Specs, and Features

The BMW iX electric SUV has been the top-selling luxury EV in India for the past two years. Recently, BMW introduced the xDrive50 variant, which offers more power and a larger battery compared to the previous xDrive40 variant. We conducted thorough instrumented tests on both variants to determine their real-world range and efficiency.

Key points about the BMW iX xDrive40 and xDrive50 variants:
– The iX xDrive40 is equipped with a 77kWh battery, while the iX xDrive50 boasts a larger 111.5kWh unit.
– Our tests were conducted in Efficiency mode with Level 2 regenerative braking.

Real-world range comparison:
– The iX xDrive50, with its 523hp and 765Nm output, features a 111.5kWh battery with a claimed range of 635km (WLTP). In our tests, it achieved a real-world range of 504km with an efficiency of 4.8km/kWh.
– On the other hand, the outgoing iX xDrive40, producing 326hp and 630Nm, had a 77kWh battery with a claimed WLTP range of 425km. It delivered a lower real-world range of 356km and a lower efficiency of 4.63km/kWh.

Our testing process:
– Before the range test, we fully charged the test car’s battery and maintained recommended tyre pressures.
– A fixed loop was followed in the city and on the highway with consistent average speeds. Two people were in the car, and drivers were swapped after each loop.
– Climate control was set to 22°C, and other electrical components were used as a regular user would.
– Our testing data is reliable and provides an accurate indication of real-world performance.

In conclusion, the BMW iX xDrive50 offers improved power and range compared to the xDrive40 variant. Our thorough testing process ensures that consumers get a clear understanding of the vehicle’s capabilities in real-world conditions.

For more information, check out our reviews and comparisons of luxury EVs like the BMW iX xDrive50, as well as other popular models in the market. Remember, all content is copyrighted by Autocar India.

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