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2022 BMW iX Review and Specifications

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The 2022 BMW iX is the company's first all-electric SUV and an essential milestone in its EV development. The iX has earned Car and Driver's distinguished editor's choice award for its outstanding electric driving range of 300 miles. The BMW iX contains two electric motors that provide full-time all-wheel drive and generate a neck-breaking 516 hp and 564 pounds of torque. The BMW iX is a spectacular all-electric SUV and one of BMW's finest offerings for the model year 2022. The exterior of the BMW iX is pleasingly sculpted and overall, very well designed.... except for the oversized and obnoxious grilles.

  • xDrive50: $85,095
  • For now, the BMW iX is offered only as the xDrive50 model with a base price of $83,200 before adding any of the various options and packages. Adding the Luxury or Premium Package drives the MSRP for the xDrive50 close to $90,000.

    The 2022 BMW iX is a high-performance all-electric (EV) SUV powered by a pair of electric motors on each axle - the two motors combine with each other to generate 516 hp and over 564 pounds of torque. This extreme power propels the xDrive50 from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds...an astonishing time considering the BMW iX tips the scales at close to 6,000 pounds when loaded with passengers and fuel. The 2022 BMW iX offers an optional adjustable air suspension and rear-wheel-steering system. The BMW iX is agile yet powerful with an extremely smooth ride and exquisite handling characteristics.

    Range, Charging, and Battery Life
    The iX contains a mammoth 111.5-kWh battery pack that offers up to 324 miles of driving range per charge. It also features DC fast charging capability, which means you can recharge the battery from 10 percent to 80 percent in under 35 minutes. BMW has also partnered with EVgo to provide a network of public charging stations for iX drivers and the Level 2 home charging station.

    The 2022 BMW iX offers a plethora of interior luxury and comfort. With a large touchscreen dashboard panel and hexagonal-shaped steering wheel, the interior is simple yet elegant. The seats are beautifully upholstered and are extremely comfortable on long road trips. The seats also come in two other fabric options beside the premium leather - a faux leather alternative as well as a microfiber seat fabric called Loft. Visibility in the BMW iX is excellent due to its large windows and panoramic sunroof. Interior storage and cargo space is also excellent for the iX which makes it an excellent choice for those looking for an SUV for highway trips.

    The 2022 iX features BMW's next-generation infotainment interface, iDrive8, that allows for customized menus and graphics and a voice-activated assistant. The innovative dashboard includes a large 14.9-inch display and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with an optional WiFi hotspot with a 5g cellular connection. The 2022 iX comes standard with an 18-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo system, with a 30-speaker Bowers & Wilkins available as an option.

    The 2022 BMW iX comprises comprehensive standard driver-assistance features, including parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlamps, and lane-keeping assist systems. However, the most noteworthy safety feature on the iX is the standard automated emergency braking system with pedestrian detection. This system can automatically apply the brakes avoiding or mitigating a collision. Another notable safety feature of the iX is the adaptive cruise control system with semi-autonomous driving mode. ACC allows you to let go of the wheel and let the car maintain its speed and distance from vehicles in front while you focus on other tasks.

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
  • Available adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode
  • The 2022 BMW iX comes with a basic four-year or 50,000-mile basic warranty and ample coverage for the EV parts. In addition, all new BMWs come with a three-year complimentary maintenance plan.

  • A limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • The powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • EV components warranty covers eight years or 100,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Price Comparison

    2022 Volkswagon ID.4 - $41,230
    2022 Jaguar I-Pace - $69,900
    2022 Rivian R1S - $70,000
    2022 Audi e-tron - $83,400
    2022 BMW iX - $84,195

    Vehicle Rating

    9.0

    Out of 10

    Fast acceleration and a pleasure to drive
    Up to 300-mile charge range
    Excellent exterior visibility
    Those awful looking front grilles
    Expensive versus the competition
    Interior storage lacking for small items

    Recalls, Complaints and Safety Issues

    Safety Recalls - NHTSA
    What are NHTSA safety recalls?
    There are 3 safety recalls for the 2022 ix

    Issue:
    BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2022-2023 iX xDrive40, iX XDrive50, and iX M60 vehicles. The air bag malfunction indicator light and display message may not illuminate in the event of a problem with the air bag control or pedestrian protection systems, due to incorrect software.

    Remedy:
    Dealers will reprogram the air bag control unit software, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed June 13, 2022. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

    Issue:
    BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2022-2023 iX xDrive40, iX xDrive50, iX M60, 2022 i4 eDrive40, and i4 M50 vehicles equipped with hybrid electric powertrains. While in Valet Parking Mode, the Central Information Display (CID) may not display critical safety information, such as warning messages and/or warning lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 101, "Control and Displays."

    Remedy:
    Dealers will update the display's head unit software, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed September 6, 2022. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

    Issue:
    BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2022-2023 iX xDrive50, iX M60, 2022 i4 eDrive40, and i4 M50 vehicles. The high voltage battery may have internal damage, resulting in an electrical short-circuit.

    Remedy:
    Owners are advised not to drive or charge their vehicles, and to park outside and away from structures until the remedy is complete. Dealers will replace the high voltage battery, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 19, 2022. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Owners will also be contacted by phone.
    Customer Complaints - NHTSA
    What are NHTSA customer complaints?
    There are 8 customer complaints for the 2022 ix

    Complaint Date:
    09/16/2022

    Vehicle:
    2022 BMW IX

    Number of Injuries:
    0

    Issue:
    Under "B" drive mode which is the "one pedal driving" with automatic regenerative braking, occasionally when I release the pedal completely expecting the vehicle to slow down/stop, the vehicle instead will lunge forward. This has happened twice, thankfully at low speeds in a parking lot where I was able to slam on the brakes. On BMW forums, there are also others with the same issue so I figure it's not a fluke and I hope BMW addresses it as it is a bit scary and I have an infant in the car most of the time.

    Complaint Date:
    09/01/2022

    Vehicle:
    2022 BMW IX

    Number of Injuries:
    0

    Issue:
    On September 1st 2022, under heavy rain, the rear bumper fell partially, and the part that was still attached to the car dragged it along with the cables, camera, sensors, etc. The car only notified a sensor cleaning malfunction. I kept driving when saw the sensor warning. There was no noise or indication of anything going on in the car. It was when another driver made gestures for me to stop, and told me that my bumper was dragging, when I learned the situation. The safety of others was at risk because only a small plastic pin was holding it, a tail light went God knows where and it could had hit other drivers in the highway. I don't know if the problem has been or not reproduced by BMW. I do know that Tesla cars, that have the same type of engine, had identified this problems in their cars. BMW USA was notified and they deny it. They allege that it was a "collision" what provoked this. There wasn't any collision, it was just water from the rain. This car has video capability for theft and collision and in its memory there is nothing about a collision or the event of the bumper falling. The theft/collision system is in fact working because when the towing service came to pick it up, it registered theft pictures. I went to the police first to make the report. This is the report number: Q2022-5-050-8951, the agent was Pablo A Morales #29480 at Mayaguez Police Station in Puerto Rico. Their phone number is (787) 832-9696. From there, the vehicle was sent directly to the BMW service center. They inspected it, in fact, they still have it. The car insurance representative just inspected it as well, yesterday morning. The only message that turned on was the sensor cleaning one, since it was raining, I assumed it was due to that. The message kept appearing. There were no other symptoms or messages.

    Complaint Date:
    08/17/2022

    Vehicle:
    2022 BMW IX

    Number of Injuries:
    0

    Issue:
    The contact owns a 2022 BMW IX. The contact stated that under certain circumstances, while driving approximately 65 MPH, the automatic safety feature indicated a false emergency stop. The contact stated that while at a stop light, the vehicle made a false detection and the Interrupted Assisted Driving warning light illuminated indicating that the contact’s hands were not on the steering wheel; however, the contact stated that his hands were positioned at the bottom of the steering wheel. The contact then stated that he had to increase acceleration to override the system when the vehicle then engaged the automatic braking system. The contact stated that he navigated the vehicle off the road to shut off the engine. The contact then stated that he was able to reboot the system and took the vehicle to the dealer where the assisted plus was disengaged, and the contact was advised to call the NHTSA Hotline. The contact stated that the dealer was not equipped to diagnose the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 1,000.

    Complaint Date:
    08/22/2022

    Vehicle:
    2022 BMW IX

    Number of Injuries:
    0

    Issue:
    Hello, I bought this Vehicle from Bridgewater BMW on Aug 22 in New Jersey and the very next day got a call from Roshad Petteway of BMW NA about the recall for the battery and had it towed back to the dealership. BMW Failed to notify the Dealer as they were unaware of the recall and sole me a recalled vehicle which Iam paying the loan with no vehicle now .

    Complaint Date:
    09/03/2022

    Vehicle:
    2022 BMW IX

    Number of Injuries:
    0

    Issue:
    The design of the front drivers and passenger seat includes a hard insert right in the center of the headrest. My wife's head directly hits this hard insert when she is sitting normally in the seat. We are very concerned that in the event of an accident, she would suffer a serious head injury.

    Complaint Date:
    08/29/2022

    Vehicle:
    2022 BMW IX

    Number of Injuries:
    0

    Issue:
    When the car is being driven in B mode (one pedal driving for EVs) and is going around a turn, the car rapidly randomly accelerated. This has happened 2 times.

    Complaint Date:
    07/28/2022

    Vehicle:
    2022 BMW IX

    Number of Injuries:
    0

    Issue:
    Cruise control malfunction. Multiple times brining you to dealership.

    Complaint Date:
    06/28/2022

    Vehicle:
    2022 BMW IX

    Number of Injuries:
    0

    Issue:
    I ordered BMW ix50 in 10/1/21, got delivered on 05/20/22. Only after 39 days on 06/08/22 and about 1000 miles BMW stopped running and I called BMW roadside assistance to take to the dealership. The car was “fixed” and picked-up back from the dealership on 07/06/22. The reason was given from Gwinnett dealer that “software upgrade” needed and “was fixed”. Again on 7/15 evening when I was coming after getting battery 80% charged, I was driving and the car suddenly died while in motion. I tried to restart the engine but I couldn’t start the engine. Left side hazard light also stopped blinking. (Videos available) I could have died by the traffic in this scenario. Many people can be easily at high risk due to this unmanageable BMW problem and can even die. BMW dealer text me on 07/19/22 that “BMW has let us know that they want us to replace the Electronic Memory Module on your vehicle. That part is coming in from Germany. As of today there is not an estimate for when the part should come in.” So, do BMW knows what is actually wrong and how long it will take it fix brand new BMW ix EV? This is the story of the famous German carmaker. (1) Why car was released on 07/6/22 when “fix” was not done right? (2) How the brand new car engine die suddenly while in motion? (2) Do BMW understand the risk factor of these kind of incidents? (3) Why BMW introduced ix-50 EV model in USA market when the car is complete disaster? (4) Both the times of breakdown, we do not have a loaner’s car, even after spending $110,000! I felt that I became guinea pig for the inefficiency and lake of expertly of BMW in EV. My friends and everyone trust in BMW is shaky. I booked ix last year, because we trusted BMW, we were thrilled, and this supposed to be gift for our someone. Bad performance on ix EV can is not good for already declining sales of regular BMW products and EVs.
    BMW Service Information Bulletins (SIBs)
    What are BMW SIBs?
    There are 27 BMW Service Information Bulletins (SIBs) for this vehicle.

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    SIB Number:
    61 01 20

    SIB Date:
    2022-09-06

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    SIB Number:
    65 04 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-05-20

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    SIB Number:
    64 02 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-05-18

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    SIB Number:
    36 02 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-06-27

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    SIB Number:
    00 05 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-08-18

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    SIB Number:
    61 07 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-05-09

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    SIB Number:
    61 16 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-08-17

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    SIB Number:
    84 03 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-05-09

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    SIB Number:
    65 06 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-07-25

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    SIB Number:
    65 07 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-07-25

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    SIB Number:
    51 10 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-06-17

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    SIB Number:
    61 11 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-05-09

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    SIB Number:
    61 15 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-07-21

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    SIB Number:
    07 01 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-06-09

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    SIB Number:
    00 06 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-08-11

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    SIB Number:
    51 06 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-07-13

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    SIB Number:
    61 04 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-08-03

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    SIB Number:
    36 01 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-05-31

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    SIB Number:
    65 10 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-08-01

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    SIB Number:
    65 03 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-04-19

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    SIB Number:
    84 05 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-03-30

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    SIB Number:
    84 02 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-03-22

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    SIB Number:
    00 02 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-03-09

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    SIB Number:
    51 03 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-03-04

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    SIB Number:
    41 01 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-02-28

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    SIB Number:
    04 01 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-01-25

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    SIB Number:
    84 01 22

    SIB Date:
    2022-02-25

    Vehicle Specifications

    Starting MSRP - $83,200
    Overview
    Engine Type - Electric
    Transmission - 1-speed direct drive
    Drive Type - All wheel drive
    Total Seating - 5
    Basic Warranty - 4 yr./ 50,000 mi.
    Battery & Range
    Fuel type - Electric
    EPA city/highway MPGeMPGe is the official metric that the EPA uses to measure the efficiency of alternative-fuel (including electric) vehicles. Just like regular MPG shows how far a car will travel on one gallon of gas, MPGe shows how far a vehicle will drive on 33.7 kWh of electricity — the energy equivalent of one gallon of gasoline. - 86/87 MPGe
    EPA combined MPGeA combined total of 45% city MPGe + 55% highway MPGe - 86 MPGe
    EPA electricity rangeThis value is the estimated number of miles that a vehicle can travel in combined city and highway driving (using a mix of 55% highway and 45% city driving) before needing to be recharged, according to the EPA's testing methodology. - 324 mi.
    EPA kWh/100 miThis value tells you how much energy in kilowatt-hours a vehicle would use to travel 100 miles. Unlike mpg, however, where a larger number is better (for example, a vehicle that gets 30 mpg is better than one that gets 20 mpg), a smaller number is better in kWh/100 miles because you are using less battery energy per mile. - 39
    EPA time to charge battery (at 240V)This can be tough to pin down, but we assume for simplicity that the 240V power source will enable the vehicle's onboard charger to operate at full capacity, and that the battery is fully depleted and will be recharged to 100%. Given those assumptions, the value provided is simply the battery's capacity divided by the onboard charger's power rating. For example, a battery rated at 100 kWh will need 12.5 hours to recharge fully using an 8.0-kW charger. - 12 hr.
    Battery capacity - 111.5 kWh
    Engine
    Base engine type - Electric
    Horsepower - 516 hp
    Torque - 564 lb-ft
    Towing & Hauling
    Max Payload Capacity - 1,054 lbs.
    Drivetrain
    Transmission - 1-speed direct drive
    Drive type - All wheel drive
    Suspension
    Four-wheel independent suspension - yes
    Front and rear stabilizer bar - yes
    Dimensions
    Length - 195.0 in.
    Overall width with mirrors - 87.8 in.
    Overall width without mirrors - 77.4 in.
    Height - 66.8 in.
    Wheelbase - 118.1 in.
    Cargo capacity, all seats in place - 35.5 cu.ft.
    Maximum cargo capacity - 77.9 cu.ft.
    Ground clearance - 8.8 in.
    Curb weight - 5,659 lbs.
    Maximum payload - 1,054 lbs.
    Gross weight - 6,867 lbs.
    Colors
    Exterior Colors -
    • Alpine White
    • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
    • Oxide Grey Metallic
    • Aventurin Red Metallic
    • Sophisto Grey
    • Phytonic Blue Metallic
    • Storm Bay Metallic
    • Black Sapphire Metallic
    • Mineral White Metallic
    Interior Colors -
    • Mocha Perforated SensaTec, leatherette
    • Black Perforated SensaTec, leatherette
    • Amido Perforated, leather
    • Oyster Perforated SensaTec, leatherette
    • Castanea Chestnut Perforated, leather
    • Stonegray, alcantara/cloth
    Front Seat Dimensions
    Front head room - 42.0 in.
    Front leg room - 40.2 in.
    Front shoulder room - 61.5 in.
    Leatherette - yes
    Bucket front seats - yes
    Multi-level heating driver seat - yes
    Multi-level heating passenger seat - yes
    Rear Seat Dimensions
    Rear head room - 39.5 in.
    Rear leg room - 38.9 in.
    Rear shoulder room - 58.3 in.
    Split-folding rear seatback - yes
    Folding with pass-thru center armrest - yes
    Safety
    Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system - yes
    Pre-collision safety system - yes
    Post-collision safety system - yes
    Dual front side-mounted airbags - yes
    Front and rear head airbags - yes
    Stability control - yes
    Traction control - yes
    4-wheel ABS - yes
    Brake drying - yes
    Front and rear ventilated disc brakes - yes
    Emergency braking assist - yes
    LED headlamp - yes
    Daytime running lights - yes
    Turn signal mirrors - yes
    2 front headrests - yes
    3 rear headrests - yes
    Rear height adjustable headrests - yes
    Rear center 3-point belt - yes
    Remote anti-theft alarm system - yes
    In-Car Entertainment
    AM/FM stereo - yes
    205 watts stereo output - yes
    12 total speakers - yes
    USB connection - yes
    USB with external media control - yes
    Satellite radio satellite radio - yes
    12 months of provided satellite radio service - yes
    Power Feature
    2 one-touch power windows - yes
    Hands-free entry - yes
    Heated mirrors - yes
    Comfort & Convenience
    Keyless ignition - yes
    Tilt and telescopic steering wheel - yes
    Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel - yes
    Electric power steering - yes
    Rear view camera - yes
    Front and rear parking sensors - yes
    Cruise control - yes
    Front and rear cupholders - yes
    Front and rear door pockets - yes
    Front seatback storage - yes
    Four zone climate control - yes
    Rear ventilation ducts with fan control - yes
    Interior air filtration - yes
    Extended cabin heating - yes
    Turn signal in mirrors - yes
    Instrumentation
    Trip computer - yes
    Compass - yes
    External temperature display - yes
    Clock - yes
    Tires & Wheels
    Alloy wheels - yes
    20 x 8.5 in. wheels - yes
    All season tires - yes
    235/60R H tires - yes
    Telematics
    Emergency Service - yes
    Airbag Deployment Notification - yes
    Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance - yes
    Hands-Free Calling - yes
    Roadside Assistance - yes
    Concierge Service - yes
    Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation) - yes
    Destination Download - yes
    Mobile Internet (Browser) - yes
    Warranty
    Basic - 4 yr./ 50,000 mi.
    Drivetrain - 4 yr./ 50,000 mi.
    Rust - 12 yr./ unlimited mi.
    Roadside - 4 yr./ unlimited mi.
    Packages
    Luxury Package - +$1,150
    Sport Package - +$2,800
    Premium Package - +$4,000
    Convenience Package - +$2,300
    Dynamic Handling Package - +$1,600
    Radiant Heating Package - +$950
    Safety & Security Options
    Active Driving Assistant Pro - +$1,700
    Interior Options
    BMW i Signature Blue Package - +$300
    Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System - +$3,400
    Front ventilated seats - +$500
    Exterior Options
    21" Aero Bi-color Wheels w/All-season Non Run-flat Tires - +$950
    21" Aero Bi-Color Wheels w/Performance Non Run-flat Tires - +$950
    22" Aero Bi-color Wheels w/Performance Non Run-flat Tires - +$1,900
    21" Aero Dark Black Wheels w/All-season Non Run-flat Tires - +$950
    21" Aero Dark Black Wheels w/Performance Non Run-flat Tires - +$950
    Icon Adaptive LED Headlights w/Laserlight - +$1,000
    BMW Individual Titanium Bronze - +$500
    20" Aero Wheels w/Performance Non Run-flat Tires - +$0
    21" Aero Bi-color Wheels w/Performance Non Run-flat Tires - +$0
    22" Aero Bi-color Wheels w/Performance Non Run-flat Tires - +$950
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