BMW iX to be rolled out in U.S. market in Q1 of 2022, with starting price tag of $83,200

BMW iX to be rolled out in U.S. market in Q1 of 2022, with starting price tag of $83,200

German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW has announced the launch of the iX xDrive50, the production version of the company’s iNext concept EV, in the United States. Announcing the US market launch, BMW iX xDrive50 electric SUV will be rolled out in the first quarter (January-March) of 2022 with a starting price tag of $83,200. The buyer will also have to fork out additional $995 in destination fees.

Announcing the launch, the German auto giant said, "BMW is proud to announce the BMW iX xDrive50. Conceived from the outset as purely electric mobility, the iX sees BMW redefining its successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. The BMW iX has been created to provide something beyond just mobility…”

According to the manufacturer’s claims, BMW iX xDrive50 will offer an exhilarating driving experience combined with a sense of safety, security and luxury for drivers as well as passengers.

The German automaker has channeled the expertise that it accrued over the past many years in the area of sustainability into the manufacturing of the iX xDrive50, which boasts a unique design, and innovative sustainability, connectivity, and digital services.

The BMW iX comes equipped with a dual motor all-wheel-drive (AWD) electric powertrain that can deliver 516 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque that is enough to offer 0-62 miles per hour (mph) acceleration in just 4.6 seconds. Its lithium-ion, 111.5-kWh battery pack is powerful enough to deliver a range of around 300 miles (roughly 483 kilometers) on a single charge. However, it still lacks official EPA-estimated range.

When it comes to charging the EV, the iX xDrive50 takes 40 minutes to get its battery pack replenished from 10 per cent to 80 per cent using a DC fast charger. Using 200-kW charger will increase the range by 90 miles in just 10 minutes, assuming the EV is already 10 per cent charged. To offer a seamless charging experience for iX owners, BMW has partnered with EV charging network operator EVgo. The company is also offering a free charging worth $100 to buyers of the new EV.

The German luxury carmaker has also revealed its iX M60 electric model is also on its way. The first fully-electric “M” crossover will deliver more than 600 hp and 0-62 mph acceleration in less than 4 seconds, and a powerful single-speed transmission. Exact timing on the next model isn’t yet available.