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Electric BMW iX1 SOLD-OUT on launch day in India

Written by Kanad Kalasur

BMW India has announced that all the units allocated for the iX1 have been booked out on the launch day itself. The Bavarian carmaker has revealed that the electric SUV is sold-out for 2023.

The iX1 is nothing but the all-electric variant of the 3rd-gen X1. This is the fifth electric offering of BMW in India after the likes of i7, iX, i4 and Mini SE. BMW offers the iX1 in a single xDrive30 M Sport variant at a price of INR 66.90 lakh.

More Details about the BMW iX1

BMW has kept the design of the all-electric SUV pretty similar to the ICE version. Key differences include an updated front end with squarish BMW grille, adaptive LED headlamps and more. Towards the back, the iX1 gets L-shaped LED lamps and a roof spoiler on the back. The car rides on 18-inch M alloy wheels.

On the inside, the SUV comes with aluminium mesh dashboard trim, M Anthracite headliner along with a M Sport multifunction steering wheel. Other features include a 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and BMW’s iDrive 8.5 system. Sound consists of 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio while comfort features include dual zone climate control, active seats, sunroof and wireless charging amongst others.

The iX1 gets all-wheel drive as standard and gets safety tech like DTC, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, DSC, ABS, Cornering Brake Control, Lane and Departure Warning. Further, Cruise Control with Braking Function and Pedestrian protection is offered as standard amongst others.

Powertrain of the iX1 xDrive30 M Sport

BMW has used a dual-motor setup for the iX1. The combined power is 313 BHP while the car gets a peak torque of 494 Nm. Thanks to this, the car is claimed to have a 0-100 km/h time of 5.6 seconds with a limited top speed of 180 km/h.

THe iX1 gets a 66.5 kWh battery unit that offers 417-440 km of WLTP range. A 130 kW DC fast charger will top up the car from 10-80 percent in 29 minutes while the 11 kW AC charger will take 6.3 hours for the same. BMW offers the 11 kW AC charger as complementary.

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