BMW Revolutionizes Luxury SUV Market In India With iX1 Electric Debut

A file photo of BMW iX1 electric SUV

BMW has introduced the iX1 electric SUV in India with a starting price of ₹66.90 lakh (ex-showroom). This launch makes the BMW X1 the first luxury car model in India to offer petrol, diesel, and electric powertrains. The iX1 will be sold in India as a completely built unit (CBU) and is available for booking on BMW’s official website, with deliveries starting in October 2023.

The BMW iX1 is equipped with xDrive all-wheel drive technology and boasts a range of up to 440 km on a single charge. It features the fifth-generation eDrive technology, enabling rapid acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in just 5.6 seconds. The EV is powered by a 66.4 kWh battery pack coupled with dual electric motors, providing power to all four wheels through an AWD system. The iX1 can reach a top speed of 180 kmph and delivers 308 bhp peak power and 494 Nm of maximum torque.

Charging the iX1 is convenient with fast-charging technology. Using a 130 kW DC fast charger, the battery can go from 10% to 80% charge in just 20 minutes, offering a 120-kilometer range with a 10-minute charge. An 11 kW AC charger fully charges the battery in approximately 6.3 hours.

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The BMW iX1 comes with a standard two-year warranty with unlimited kilometers and an eight-year or up to 160,000 kilometers warranty for the battery pack. Its design features a bold and muscular appearance, distinguishing it from traditional X1 models. The vehicle includes adaptive LED headlights, square wheel arches, 18-inch M light alloy wheels, a large rear surface diffuser, and L-shaped LED taillights. Color options for the iX1 include Alpine White, Space Silver, Black Sapphire, and Storm Bay metallic.

Inside the cabin, upholstery choices include Veganza Perforated Mocha and Veganza Perforated Oyster. The vehicle features a fully digital BMW curved display, M Sport leather on the steering wheel, ambient lighting, dual-zone AC, a 12-speaker audio system, and various massage options for the front seats.

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