2022 BMW IX Electric
  Sep 02, 2023      

2022 BMW IX Electric


As more firms adopt the electric vehicle revolution as a part of their growth strategy, our beloved German carmaker BMW has made a giant step forward. The carmaker is ushering in an all-electric future with a slew of all-electric vehicles, with the BMW iX clearly leading the pack. v

Although no information regarding the possible trim levels or basic features has been released, we can assume the iX to be available in only one trim with a variety of optional packages. However, based on what we saw at the launch event, BMW is bringing a slew of sophisticated tech features and a brand-new shy-technology to the table.

Although there is no information on the trims and packages available for the BMW iX, we anticipate a single trim level with a few optional extras. Optional packages are not recommended because the features available should be sufficient to make your driving experience pleasurable.


The grilles on BMW cars are becoming bigger and bigger with each new model. When viewed from the front, the 2022 BMW iX is a classic example, with its massive kidney-shaped grille infringing on your line of sight. Whether this design language is appealing to the eye is still a point of contention among many vehicle aficionados.

BMW tries to make apologies by claiming that the grille operates as an intelligence panel, with camera and radar functions integrated under its durable polyurethane covering. The German carmaker makes another big statement with the dual headlamps flanking the grille. Overall, the iX resembles a cross between the X5 and X6 SUVs, with a shorter roofline than a typical SUV. With its L-shaped taillights and diffuser, the back end also makes a statement.

Although the iX's external measurements are yet to be revealed, we expect it to be similar in length and breadth to the BMW X5. The iX will be the same height as the X6 in terms of height. The following are some of the external features:

  • L-shaped LED taillights with a redesigned huge kidney front grille
  • Headlights with LEDs
  • 20-inch wheels are standard, with 21- and 22-inch wheels available as options.


Although the iX's outward design language has been criticized, BMW's superb interior design language hits all of the key notes. The idea was to maximize internal space while maintaining a basic appearance. The iX does this because to the lack of a transmission tunnel, which allows for additional internal room. With its heating and power adjustment features, the chairs provide a lounge-like atmosphere. To the touch, the imitation leather and genuine leather upholstery are both luxurious. Furthermore, BMW provides a unique textile seat fabric called Loft, which is constructed of microfibre and boasts an incredible level of comfort.

For the most relaxing auditory experience, the audio system speakers are elegantly placed into the seats. A huge panoramic sunroof with electrochromic shade is available as an option on the Bimmer. The iX will also be the first Bimmer with a hexagonal steering wheel. Although BMW hasn't released any official data, passenger space and baggage capacity are believed to be equivalent to the X5 and X6 crossovers.

Because BMW has yet to issue official cargo numbers, there is no basis for comparison with other competitors. However, because the iX is a cross between the X5 and the X6, we expect the EV's interior and cargo proportions to be similar. Moreover, the BMW iX sports a slew of sophisticated interior elements that set it apart from the competition, including:

  • Electrochromic shading on the panoramic sunroof
  • LED interior illumination with 2.5-zone or 4-zone automated climate control
  • Open-pore wood with touch-sensitive surfaces
  • Controls finished in a gleaming crystal finish
  • Dinamica microfiber seat, door, and center console surfaces are manufactured from 50 percent recyclable polyester.
  • The substructure of the door is composed entirely of recyclable materials.
  • The control panel is composed of FSC-certified sustainable wood.


The BMW iX will be available in the United States as an xDrive50 model with all-wheel drive as standard. This version of the xDrive40 is more powerful than the xDrive40, which is presently only available in Europe. The iX xDrive50 is powered by two electric motors, one at the front and one at the rear axle. Both electric motors work together to produce a whopping 500 horsepower. BMW believes that the iX can reach 62 mph in less than 5 seconds with its electric drivetrain. For an electric SUV, that's quite an achievement.

Even in its cheapest model, the BMW iX cannot match the Tesla Model X's potency in terms of power. The Rivian R1S emerges as the dark horse, despite the Tesla Model X's more powerful variations blowing it away. The BMW iX, on the other hand, has greater power and speed than the Audi e-Tron, earning it a position among the German aristocracy.

Because no prototypes have been distributed to automobile reviewers for testing, little information about the BMW iX's handling is available. We do know that the crossover will have a low center of gravity, which will help it to handle better. There will be three different types of regenerative braking systems. This features a one-pedal driving mode that reclaims the greatest amount of frictional energy lost on the wheels. The driver may accelerate and slow down using just one pedal in this mode. For traditional drivers, this may take some getting accustomed to.

While the EPA has yet to reveal official range data, BMW boasts that the iX can go 300 miles on a single charge. That is an impressive statistic, but not nearly enough to dethrone Tesla. The SUV can charge up to 200 kW and move from 10-80 percent battery capacity in 40 minutes thanks to new fast charging technology.


While little is known about the iX's Safety and Driver Assistance features, we can expect some of the most cutting-edge technology paired with BMW's "computing power," as the firm claims. A camera and radar are now housed in the massive kidney front grille, making it a "intelligent panel." The following are some of the expected standard features:

  • Brakes that don't lock up
  • Headlights and taillights with LEDs
  • Rearview camera that cleans itself
  • An emergency braking system that operates automatically.
  • Detection of forward collisions and pedestrians
  • lane-keeping assistance
  • Mode of semi-autonomous driving