BMW is looking to extend its EV presence in India with the launch of the BMW iX1 later this week. The electric SUV will launch in India on September 28. The iX1 will be BMW’s fourth EV in India after the i4, iX, and i7. The BMW iX1 will be brought to Indian shores as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) unit.
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BMW iX1: What’s on offer?
As the name suggests, BMW iX1 is the electric sibling of the X1 SUV. The X1 was launched in India back in January at a starting price of Rs 45.90 lakh. The iX1 will retain the look of its ICE sibling. The electric SUV will get a wide grille up front along with LED headlamps and L-shaped LED DRLs. At the back, the SUV will get wraparound LED tail lamps. The only cosmetic differences on the iX1 come in the form of EV-exclusive blue highlights on the grille, bumpers, and side steps.
Inside, the BMW iX1 will retain the layout and instrumentation of the X1. It will get a 10.7-inch curved display for the infotainment system. This unit is also found on the BMW X7 and 7 Series. There is also a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster on board. The electric SUV may also get a panoramic sunroof and massage function for the front seats.
Talking about the powertrain, the dual electric motors on the BMW iX1 produce a maximum power output of 313hp and 494Nm of torque. The SUV can go from 0-100kmph in 5.6 seconds, with the top speed capped at 180kmph. The 66.5kWh battery pack on the iX1 offers a driving range of 440km. It can be charged using a 130kW DC fast charger.
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BMW iX1 will cost a significant premium over its ICE sibling. The X1 is currently priced at Rs 45.90 lakh in India. Expect the iX1 to start at Rs 60 lakh. Once launched, the BMW iX1 will be a direct rival to the Volvo XC40 Recharge.