The BMW iX is back for the 2023 model year, and we feel it's better than ever. The all-new iX lineup features two models to choose from - the xDrive50 and its high-performance sibling, the M60. The xDrive50 cranks out 430 hp and features a new air suspension, while the M60 has a jaw dropping 610 hp and comes with an adaptive dual-axle air suspension. The iX's design combines premium ride comfort with sporty handling attributes while furnishing a spacious, high-quality, and innovative interior that helps you focus on driving actively. Underscored by the enormous BMW Curved Display and sleek see-through rotary knob that runs the new BMW iDrive 8 operating system, a minimalist approach to the iX's handsome interior introduces a cabin stripped to the essentials. The exterior design may not be for everyone, yet we still award this year's 2023 BMW iX a lofty rating of 9.6 for its unparalleled excellence across all categories.
The 2023 BMW iX is fully electric and, unfortunately, lacks the classic roar of a traditional combustion engine. That being said, both powertrains are lightning quick, ensuring the back of your head will be eternally imprinted in the headrest. The xDrive50 model has two electric motors that produce 516 hp, while the M60 model churns out an amazing 610 hp. This allows the high-performance M60 to reach 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds - the same time as a Ferrari Portofino. The xDrive50 is no slouch either, coming in at just 4 seconds from 0-60 mph. Both models feature an optional adjustable air suspension and a rear-wheel-steering system for optimal performance. The ride is smooth, and the handling is agile, making the 2023 iX an excellent choice for those looking for a powerful but efficient vehicle.Range, Charging, and Battery Life The 2023 iX is 100% electric and hosts a sizeable 105.20kWh battery pack with estimates of up to 324 miles of drive per charge. This efficiency translates to the highway, where most EV's put out only a fraction of the estimate, recording up to 290 miles of range. It comes equipped with a DC fast charging as standard and can recharge from 10-80% in just under 35 minutes when hooked up to a 200-kW connection. EVgo has also partnered with BMW providing a network of charging stations for iX drivers. However, the SUV is compatible with both popular networks and Level 2 home charging stations.
The 2023 BMW iX features a stunning interior design, featuring high-quality materials and ample passenger and cargo space. The cabin is light and airy, and the elegant trim and materials used in its construction give it an upscale feel. The number of trim combinations is seemingly endless, with faux-leather, genuine leather, and textile seat fabric options. The trimming down of buttons and controls to a single translucent rotary knob really exudes a modern feel. The iX also offers several high-tech features to maximize comfort, including a large touchscreen display, heated power front seats with integrated speakers for the stereo system, and a panoramic sunroof with electrochromic shading. Its SUV dimensions mean that it has plenty of space for passengers and cargo alike.
The 2023 BMW iX comes standard with various infotainment and connectivity features that are sure to please drivers and passengers alike. The iX and i4 sedans are being used as a launchpad for the new iDrive 8 software, allowing for customization of the interface as well as a refined voice-activated assistant. BMW Curved Display combines a 14.9-inch infotainment display and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster into one seamless modern screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, wireless device charging, Bluetooth connectivity, six USB ports, HD Radio, and satellite radio round out the rest of the standard features. Additional infotainment options include an 18- or 30-speaker sound system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, augmented reality navigation, gesture recognition, and an interior camera. The 30-speaker sound system is especially impressive, delivering a rich and robust experience.
The 2023 BMW iX offers an array of standard driver-assistance features, including a rearview camera, both front and rear parking sensors, hands-free parking assist, a surround-view parking camera system, and adaptive headlights. For more information about BMW's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
The iX comes standard with similar warranty coverage to its cousin, the i4 sedan. This includes basic coverage for four years or 50,000 miles and extra coverage for electric-vehicle components. All new BMWs also come with a three-year complimentary maintenance plan.
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