BMW Unveils New iX1 eDrive20 Electric Vehicle

BMW has introduced its latest electric vehicle, the iX1 eDrive20, as a part of its ongoing commitment to e-mobility. This new model joins the compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment and offers an economical way to enter the premium electric vehicle market. The iX1 eDrive20 is set to begin production in November 2023 and will retail at a starting price of €47,900 (including VAT).

Why It Matters

As global attention shifts towards cleaner energy solutions, the iX1 eDrive20 provides another eco-friendly driving option. The vehicle emits zero CO2 emissions and consumes 17.2 to 15.4 kWh/100 km based on the WLTP standard. With this release, BMW aims to broaden its customer base by offering an economical yet premium electric vehicle, thereby accelerating the transition to sustainable mobility.

BMW Unveils New iX1 eDrive20 Electric Vehicle

Key Points

  • The iX1 eDrive20 is equipped with a fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, boasting a maximum output of 150 kW/204 hp.
  • The vehicle offers a considerable range between 430 to 475 kilometers, according to provisional WLTP values.
  • The high-voltage battery of 64.7 kWh is efficiently placed in the floor of the vehicle, contributing to the car’s advantageous power consumption and competitive range.
  • Standard AC charging capacity is up to 11 kW, allowing a 0-100% charge within 6.5 hours. Fast charging options can reduce this time substantially.
  • The car comes with a host of standard features including 2-zone automatic air conditioning, various modern driver assistance systems, and the new BMW iDrive with “QuickSelect”.

Bottom Line

The BMW iX1 eDrive20 offers a competitive entry point into premium electric mobility with its economical price, efficient charging solutions, and zero-emission driving. Manufactured at BMW’s Regensburg plant, the vehicle embodies the company’s sustained efforts to transition to e-mobility and positions BMW as a leader in the eco-friendly automotive sector. This new addition to BMW’s electric vehicle lineup is expected to appeal to a broad range of consumers looking for sustainable, yet premium, transportation options.


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