The BMW iX is available in three variants, the xDrive 40 and xDrive 40 Sport which have a 76.6kWh battery and the xDrive 50 which boasts a 111.5kWh battery good for a driving range of some 630 kilometres. Prices start from $135,900 for the xDrive 40 and climb to $169,000 for xDrive 50 (before on-road costs).
|xDrive 40 and xDrive 40 Sport||xDrive 50|
|Price (MSRP)||$135,900 | $141,900||$169,000|
|Format||Dual motor, all-wheel drive||Dual motor, all-wheel drive|
|Energy use||23 kW/100km||23 kW/km|
|MAX charge speed||150 kW per hour DC||200 kW per hour DC|
|Plug type||Type 2 AC / CCS2 DC||Type 2 AC / CCS2 DC|
|Boot space||500L / 1750L||500L / 1750L|
All iX xDrive variants include a portable home charger, and a wallbox can be arranged through your BMW dealer.
Approximate charging times – 0-80 per cent
(up to 2.4kW)
(up to 7.7kW)
(up to 11kW)
(up to 50kW DC)
|BMW iX xDrive 40 and 40 Sport||76.6kWh||25h 32min||8h||5h 34min||1hr 14min||37min
|BMW iX xDrive 50||111.5kWh||37h 10min||11h 35min||8h 07min||1hr 47min||54min
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