Bavarians manufacturer BMW recently revealed its all-new all-electric SUV. The upcoming model called the 2022 BMW iX is the futuristic SUV and the next flagship model. According to officials, this all-electric model will be classified as the midsize, and it will try to beat the model in the same class as the Mercedes EQC, Audi e-Tron, and Jaguar I-Pace.
Besides great styling that describes BMW characteristics, the new model will be all-electric. BMW reveals that iX will be available with two electric motors and a powerful battery ranging more than 300 miles.
2022 BMW iX Design
The upcoming flagship model 2022 BMW iX features a very attractive design. Generally, this SUV dimensionally is as long and wide as the midsize X5, with the same height overall as an X6. However, looking at this model closer, you’ll realize how much it departures from the current BMW design language.
The front fascia of iX looks unique, and its body is built using a bespoke aluminum spaceframe with light and rigid carbon-reinforced plastic. Standard wheels are 20-inch alloys, while flashier 21- and 22-inch ones can found on the upper trims. On the back, the new flagship features an aggressive M4-style “grille,” which is actually a closed panel where sensors, radar units, and cameras are placed.
New Era of Styling
Inside, the latest 2022 BMW iX reveals a new era of styling. Basically, it looks futuristic, and the instrument panel and infotainment screens are melted into single free-standing panel. Overall, iX boasts more technology inside than any BMW available on the market. It is ready for the upcoming 5G connectivity, and it features design touches like slim HVAC vents, great seat adjustment, and audio speakers hidden behind the door trims.
Generally, we like this design and the new unique hexagonal-shaped steering wheel. For all five passengers, the manufacturer added comfortable seats and an extraordinarily large panoramic glass roof. Moreover, BMW iX technology will make every driving easy and safe.
2022 BMW iX Powertrain Specs
As you’d expect from a flagship model, the iX is a powerful SUV that comes with two electric motors. BMW claims that one electric motor is at the rear axle, while the other one is on the front axle. Thanks to these powerful motors developing a total of more than 500 hp from information that we got, this model is thanks to these powerful motors. The electric motors draw energy from a high-voltage battery, delivering an EPA-rated range of more than 300 miles.
The iX’s also allow D.C. fast charging at up to 200 kW, which means that the battery can charge 80 percent in less than 40 minutes. BMW officials also claim that iX should be available to run from of zero-to-60-mph in under 5.0 seconds. For context, Mercedes-Benz claims a 4.8-seconds 0-60 time for the 402-hp, 5500-pound EQC.
Release Date and Price
The new 2022 BMW iX, alongside a powerful engine, will feature attractive styling that will make it very competitive. BMW expects great sales, and we think that iX might become the next flagship model.
The new iX will be made in BMW’s Dingolfing plant in the second half of 2021, while the release date might happen in the U.S. in early 2022. Pricing is not yet available, but from many speculations, the model with a lower battery capacity might starts at $50,000.