2023 BMW iX1 EV price and specs
BMW has detailed pricing and specifications for its new entry-level electric vehicle, based on the next-generation X1 small SUV.
The BMW iX1 xDrive30 will cost $82,900 before road costs when it arrives in Australia in the first quarter of 2023 – in xLine and M Sport trim levels.
It will compete against rivals including the Tesla Model Y ($72,300-$96,700), Mercedes-Benz EQA ($78,500-$96,900) and Volvo XC40 Recharge ($72,990-$79,490).
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Stylistically, the iX1 stands out from the regular X1 petrol range with its striking interpretation of the now unnecessary kidney grille and light blue accents on the bumpers and side skirts.
Gasoline X1 series
- BMW X1 sDrive18i: $53,900
- BMW X1 xDrive20i: $65,900
Electric iX1 range
- BMW iX1 xLine: $82,900
- BMW iX1 M Sport: $82,900
All prices are exclusive of road costs.
The iX1 xDrive30 has a twin-motor electric four-wheel drive with combined maximum power and torque outputs over the two axles of 230 kW and 494 Nm respectively.
The 0-100km/h time is claimed to be 5.6 seconds, and there’s a distinctive electric soundtrack feature called BMW IconicSounds Electric – created by the legendary Hans Zimmer.
The fifth-generation BMW eDrive system places the charging hardware and the battery with a capacity of 65 kWh flat in the floor panel.
The cobalt and lithium materials used in the high-voltage battery of the new BMW iX1 come from “responsible mining”, and the powertrain is free of rare earths.
efficiency and charging
BMW states a range of up to 440 km in the WLTP cycle, based on an energy consumption of 16.8 to 19.0 kWh per 100 km, depending on driving style.
Its 22kW AC onboard charging capability means single or three-phase AC chargers will work, while the DC charging cap is 130kW.
When charging at this rate, the battery can go from 10 percent to 80 percent in a stated 29 minutes.
BMW is offering a three-year free subscription to the growing Chargefox public charging network.
With the My BMW app you can plan and start the charging process, monitor the charging status, activate the air conditioning remotely, etc.
Dimensions and chassis
At 4500mm, the X1 range is 53mm longer than its predecessor. Its width has increased by 24 mm from 1845 mm, its height by 44 mm from 1642 mm and its wheelbase by 22 mm to 2692 mm.
It is the first compact BMW model with front-wheel or all-wheel drive to receive an all-electric powertrain.
The trunk volume is given as 490 liters, 10 liters less than the much larger BMW iX. The petrol-powered BMW X1 models, on the other hand, have 540 liters of storage space.
BMW claims the placement of the battery units results in a low center of gravity and balanced weight distribution for “a high level of handling agility”.
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service and guarantee
The BMW X1 comes with an amazing three-year unlimited mileage warranty.
BMW has not yet announced service package pricing.
The regular BMW X1 petrol-powered range has a five-star Euro NCAP rating in 2022, but the iX1 derivative is unrated. Security features include:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane Departure Warning
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Blind spot monitoring
- Surround view camera
- Parking Assistant Plus
- reversing assistant
- drive recorder
The two specification classes are defined by design elements, including different 19-inch wheels.
The xLine also features aluminum finish roof rails and window sills, pearl chrome finish for the kidney grille and glacier silver finish for the side mirror covers.
The M Sport model tones down the shiny silver hardware and adds larger cooling air intakes at the front and a more prominent diffuser at the rear.
The features in bold are what goes beyond the BMW X1 xDrive20i model.
- Metallic paint
- tire pressure monitoring
- Adaptive M chassis
- Panoramic glass roof
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Adaptive LED headlights
- Electric tailgate
- Keyless entry and digital key
- Sports seats with lumbar support
- Leather covered steering wheel
- Perforated Sensatec seats, dashboard
- Front seat heating and massage functions
- Two-zone automatic climate control
- Anthracite M headliner
- Harman Kardon surround sound
- BMW curved display
- BMW operating system 8
- Satellite navigation with augmented reality
- digital radio
- Wireless Apple CarPlay
- Android wireless car
- Cordless phone charger
- Four USB-C ports
- Head-Up Display
- BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
- BMW Live Cockpit Professional
- Associated Package Professional
- Remote OTA Software Updates
- 19-inch light-alloy wheels V-spoke style 867 bicolour – standard on xLine
- 19-inch light-alloy wheels double-spoke style 871 M Bicolor – standard with M Sport
- BMW Individual 20-inch Multispoke Style Alloy Wheels 869 – $2000
- Sensatec in black, oyster or mocha – all at no extra charge
- Alcantara and Sensatec combination, contrasting seams in blue – only M Sport
- Eucalyptus open-pored or aluminum “mesh effect” – free options
- Dark Aluminum Hexacube – M Sport only
- alpine white
- mineral white
- Black Sapphire
- space silver
- M Portimao Blue
- Cape York Green
- phyton blue*
- Sanremo Green*
- Utah Orange*
*xLine class only
- BMW Individual Frozen Pure Gray: $3200
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