May 25, 2023 - 03:58 pm
BMW to launch i7 with rear-wheel drive in July
According to the German carmaker, the new BMW i7 eDrive50 offers a maximum output of 335 kW and comes with a range of 575 to 611 kilometres in WLTP. In the USA, both i7 and i4 customers also have the option of a boosted variant with longer ranges.
Apr 20, 2023 - 11:30 am
A road trip with the BMW iX xDrive50
With the discontinuation of the i3, the iX is BMW’s only electric car designed exclusively as such and not based on a combustion engine. Reason enough for us to take an in-depth look at this car on a 2,000-kilometre road trip in European winter weather. Are charging card chaos and range anxiety still an issue […]
Jan 30, 2023 - 05:22 pm
BMW announces model upgrades for 2023
BMW has announced a series of vehicle model upgrades for spring 2023, including the carmaker’s electric models. Starting in March 2023 all model variants of the BMW iX will be equipped with an improved version of the predictive heat management system for the high-voltage battery.
Jan 3, 2023 - 02:12 pm
Japan’s MK Group uses electric BMWs as taxis
Japan’s MK Group has added 35 BMW electric cars in its taxi divisions in Tokyo and Kyoto. In the Japanese capital, the company is now using 20 BMW i7s, while in Kyoto a further ten BMW i7s and five BMW iXs have entered service.
Dec 12, 2022 - 05:14 pm
BMW iX review: How efficient is the BMW eSUV in real life?
BMW primarily converts combustion engines into EVs, take the iX3, i4, iX1, i7, the list is long. Only the BMW iX stands out as it utilises an EV-only platform. The i4 convinced with the drive’s efficiency but can BMW also make a five-metre SUV efficient? We took it to the test.
Aug 2, 2022 - 11:19 am
BMW issues recall for the iX and i4 in the USA
BMW has issued a recall for a small number of its iX and i4 EVs in the US due to a possible fire hazard. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 56 iX and 27 i4 were “manufactured with a high-voltage battery that may not have been produced to specifications by the supplier”.
Jul 18, 2022 - 02:52 pm
P3 Charging Index: Kia EV6 is new long-distance champion
Summertime = travel time. But how do electric cars fare on the long haul? In this third edition of the P3 Charging Index, there was a new winner – for the first time, the electric car with the best long-distance performance no longer comes from Germany but from South Korea. It is not the only […]
Jun 14, 2022 - 04:16 pm
ONE and BMW announce iX planned with almost 1,000 km range
US battery start-up Our Next Energy (ONE) has signed an agreement with BMW to integrate its Gemini battery technology into a BMW iX. The vehicle prototype is to be completed by the end of this year – and will then be able to drive 600 miles or 965 kilometres on one charge.
Feb 15, 2022 - 03:20 pm
BorgWarner announces order from BMW
BorgWarner has received an order from BMW for its high-voltage coolant heater. The component from the US supplier will be installed in BMW’s new i4 and iX electric vehicle models.
Feb 10, 2022 - 10:18 pm
Schwarzenegger stars in BMW iX Super Bowl spot
BMW will air a 60-second commercial during the Super Bowl next Sunday for its electric iX, slated to launch in the US next month. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the Greek god Zeus and Salma Hayek Pinault as his consort, the goddess Hera. The spot is already available online.
Feb 7, 2022 - 03:32 pm
Free charging for BMW iX & i4 at Electrify America
In the USA, BMW is offering iX and i4 drivers two years of free fast charging at Electrify America’s more than 3,000 public charging stations. This covers up to 30 minutes of free fast charging per charging session.
Jan 6, 2022 - 02:13 pm
BMW is bringing further iX variants to China
BMW is now offering its iX electric SUV in three variants in China. In addition to the iX xDrive 50, the iX M60 and the iX xDrive 40 are now also going on sale there. This means that the complete product range of the large electric SUV is now available in the important Chinese market.
Jan 5, 2022 - 12:04 am
BMW iX M60 starts at €130,200
BMW has unveiled its first M model designed from the outset for electric mobility. The iX M60 is the third, even more powerful model variant and has now been presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The global market launch is planned for June 2022.
Nov 29, 2021 - 06:30 pm
BMW delivers the i4 to customers
BMW has handed over the first examples of the all-electric i4 to customers. The first delivery of the electric SUV BMW iX already took place about a week ago.
Jul 15, 2021 - 11:39 am
BMW launches iX and i4 configurator
BMW has opened the online configurator for its new electric models i4 and iX. Prices for the electric sedan start at £51,905, for the larger electric SUV iX at £69,905. BMW also offers pre-configured models for both series.
Jun 2, 2021 - 12:09 am
BMW iX to be delivered from November
BMW has revealed further details on the market launch of the iX. The electric SUV will begin to roll out deliveries from November. There are also some more details about the technology and a new top model for the series.
May 26, 2021 - 11:35 am
BMW launches battery production for iX & i4
BMW has started manufacturing the high-voltage batteries and battery modules used in the iX and i4 at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing. The capacity for the production of the electric motors at the site has also been increased.
Mar 17, 2021 - 12:36 pm
BMW makes Mini a dedicated EV brand
BMW Group is intensifying its e-mobility advance and confirms plans to transform Mini into a pure electric car label. Besides, the German carmaker showed the series version of the BMW i4 for the first time.
Mar 17, 2021 - 07:00 am
BMW iX to launch in Germany for €77,300
BMW has announced the German prices and technical specifications of the two versions of its iX electric SUV. The iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive50 variants will be launching in Germany by the end of 2021 with prices starting at 77,300 euros.
Nov 11, 2020 - 07:17 pm
BMW iX: Series design of single tech flagship (gallery)
BMW presents the series design of its concept BMW iNext, which buyers will know as the BMW iX once the all-electric car rolls off the lines next year. And, the design the company put on digital display today is recognisable if not polarising. There is also news on technology.
Aug 18, 2020 - 01:37 pm
BMW iNext to be produced as BMW iX
Almost two years ago, BMW presented Vision iNEXT, a preview of its purely electric, highly automated and fully networked technology flagship. As the BMW Blog now reveals, the series model will be called BMW iX and will go into production from July 2021.