THE FIRST FULLY ELECTRIC BMW iX1Book Test Drive
The first fully electric BMW iX1 combines the innovation of BMW i with the flexibility of a BMW X model. Equipped with advanced, fifth-generation eDrive technology, the spacious yet compact BMW iX1 impresses with dynamic performance. Thanks to its exciting sporty exterior, it delivers a visual statement of self-assured presence. And in combination with state-of-the-art digital technology in the interior, the new BMW iX1 offers an agile driving experience for those who seek adventure in their everyday life.
The first fully electric BMW iX1 radiates electrifying determination and with its functionality and versatility provides inspiration to pursue new paths even in everyday use:
- Self-assured presence on the exterior thanks to the monolithic design language and distinctive proportions
- Supreme comfort in the interior thanks to active seats with massage and lumbar function for fatigue-free sitting comfort
- Modern multimedia cockpit due to the innovative BMW Curved Display with touch and voice control concept
- Its range of up to 440 km provides full flexibility
BMW iX1 xDrive30:
Energy consumption, combined WLTP in kWh/100 km: 18.1–16.8
Electric range, WLTP in km: 417–440
*These figures are provisional
These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. There is a new test for fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures. The electric range shown was achieved using the new test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.
CHOOSE YOUR LOOK FOR THE NEW BMW iX1.
THE DRIVING DYNAMICS OF THE NEW BMW iX1.
The respective range of an electric vehicle depends on various factors such as driving style, route conditions, vehicle equipment, weather conditions and payload.
High average speeds (highway) reduce the range most significantly, while inner-city traffic leads to a higher range due to lower speed and higher recuperation shares (in contrast to vehicles with internal combustion engines). Furthermore, the range is reduced at low temperatures due to heating, and high temperatures with strong air conditioning. Regarding the special features/equipment, the selection of larger tire combinations generally reduces the range (if the aerodynamic disadvantage is not compensated for by a more closed wheel design). The rolling resistance class of tires is also relevant for the range: e.g. the use of a winter tire reduces the range compared to a Label A summer tire.
In the model selection, the communicated range is based on the WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light-Duty Test Procedure) cycle.
WLTP enables a calculation of the range under prescribed driving conditions. WLTP assumes a defensive driving style with a route mix of city streets, country roads and highways.
The range indicator enables you to estimate the range under your typical driving conditions. The outer circle represents the calculated range value based on linear distances (not the actual street map), while the inner circle shows the calculated value -30% to take the real-life routes into account.
Setting a "sporty" driving style assumes 100% highway driving with an average speed of approximately 130 km/h and a dynamic overtaking style. The "economical" setting assumes defensive driving on country roads with an average speed of around 80 km/h. Settings in between produce a mixture of both.