The 2023 BMW iX1 is coming. And you can expect it to be an affordable all-electric SUV and have a driving range of close to 300 miles.
BMW has only released a spy-pic image of its electric-powered iX1 SUV. The iX1 is intended as a relatively affordable, practical electric vehicle. With the iX1 BMW is offering an electric SUV that many families will find within reach and highly practical.
The new iX1 will be the entry level SUV for the Munich-based automaker’s electric SUV range. It will be linked to the latest generation of ICE-powered X1, which is due to make its debut at the end of this year.
The latest image released by the German carmaker shows traditional BMW styling along with some newer design cues. For instance, the iconic BMW kidney grille is more square with more compact dimensions than the new BMW i7 and iX.
Additionally, there’s a new blue trim line surrounding those dimensions that’s akin to those on the i3. What’s more you can expect the trademark dual headlight design used on most BMW models.
The current X1 range received a facelift three years ago – so this is a natural evolution of sorts. Specifications for the iX1 have not yet been confirmed to the public but you can expect it to be a reworked version of the X1’s current UKL platform.
The BMW iX1 is likely to feature the company’s next-generation EV system and is expected to work with a 210kW motor as required. The battery technology should allow EV’s range be beyond198 miles.
The iX1 will employ the “Power of Choice” of the next 5 Series and 7 Series. That means that along with the EV there will likely be gas- and diesel-powered mild-hybrid options, plus a plug-in hybrid model.
It could be close in appearance to the new X1, with the only noticeable differences being a slightly reworked radiator grille and re-shaped rear valance that removes the unneeded exhaust cutout.
The spy pics suggest the production iX1 could have a couple of blue highlights as well as aerodynamic alloy wheels. Best of all: It will have its own unique badges to signal its eco-friendly status.
It’s all part of BMW’s stated goal of lowering its supply chain CO2 emissions in 2030 by 20 percent over 2019. That means a full 80 percent drop in emissions from its factories and other facilities by the same year.
BMW plans to deliver 2 million fully electric vehicles to the worldwide market by the end of 2025. And five years after that it intends to have a minimum of 50 percent of its global deliveries to be BEVs.
Although only a little has been confirmed about the iX1, we do know that it will drive close to 300 miles on a single charge.
And it will integrate BMW’s s fifth-generation eDrive technology.
Here’s everything else we know about the 2023 BMW iX1 at this time:
- xDrive will be offered via two electric motors and some version will have a single motor.
- The iX1 will be joined by a gasoline- and diesel-fueled X1 models as well as a plug-in hybrid variant.
- Charging the iX1 via an AC charger can be done at up to 22 kW – while DC fast charging won’t go any higher than 127 kW.
- The new iX1 – as well as the X1 it’s based on – feature BMW’s very latest design language, with headlights that strongly swoop around the corners of the front fascia.
- There’s very bold blade-style rear light clusters that give the vehicle a wide stance and plenty of presence.
- All of the models will look similar and the crossover with conventional powertrains will share the same platform with the EV, allowing it to mirror the relationship between the new 7 Series and i7.
- The zero-emissions iX1 model won’t be the only addition to the range; there will also be an M Performance X1 M35i that comes with quad exhaust tips.
- It accelerates from standstill to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 112 mph.
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