The official EPA certifications for the 2022 BMW iX have been released. Each version of the 5-seater SUV can travel over 300 miles on one charge.
The iX hits US dealerships in the first quarter of 2022. Prices start at $ 83,200 plus a destination charge of $ 995.
The iX comes with just one powertrain option – a 516 horsepower setup that uses one motor on each axle to create all-wheel-drive grip. There are three wheel sizes available to buyers to choose from, which affects the lineup slightly. With the standard 20-inch wheels, according to the EPA, the iX should travel 324 miles between charges. Bigger 21-inch wheels reduce it to 305 miles. Oddly enough, even bigger 22-inch wheels push it up a bit. This version is good for 315 miles.
The iX is a bit of an experiment for BMW. The German company designed it to fit in with the rest of its lineup – sportier than the average SUV and still luxurious. But they also designed it to test their ability to make cars in a sustainable way. This meant not only using recycled parts, but also planning how the parts could be recycled at the end of the car’s life. BMW has even gone so far as to invest in more sustainable lithium mining, trying to emphasize human rights in the growing battery industry for electric vehicles.
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