The 2022 BMW iX is an all-new premium two-row electric crossover SUV.
2022 BMW iX
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2022 BMW iX Overview
Choosing Your BMW iX
The xDrive50 is equipped with a 111.5 kWh battery pack that generates 516 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque that is through two motors for all-wheel drive propulsion. The iX earns an EPA-estimated 324 miles of range and 86 MPGe which is more efficient than Audi’s e-tron S but not as efficient as the Model X.
The iX can charge at speeds up to 195 kW on a DC fast charger and needs just 35 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%. When hooked up to a more-common Level 2 charger, the iX will take about 11 hours to go from empty to a full charge.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The 2022 BMW iX is 195 inches long - about 3 inches shorter than a Tesla Model X and about the same length as a BMW X5. The electric BMW stands 67 inches tall (a couple less than the X5) and offers rear-seat passengers 41.5 inches of headroom, 39 inches of legroom, and 58.3 inches of shoulder room which makes it slightly roomier than the Tesla, however, the Model X offers a third row.
Behind the second-row seat is 35.5 cubic feet of cargo space which grows to 78 cubic feet with the seatbacks folded.
The iX falls in line with other BMWs where it includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and parking sensors as standard while leaving adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and lane-change assist to be ordered via an expensive option package ($1,700) which then further requires the Convenience Package. Laser lights with adaptive driving beams are also available for $1,000.
The newest generation of iDrive is featured in the BMW iX and utilizes a 14.9-inch touchscreen and touchpad controller. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, remote connected services with 5G connectivity, SiriusXM, and navigation are included and dual USB ports and a wireless charger provide front passengers with juice while those in the back have their pick from four USB ports.
The xDrive50 trim is equipped with LED adaptive headlights and taillights, 20-inch wheels, a power tailgate, a panoramic glass roof with a digital shade, proximity entry, perforated synthetic leather seats with power adjustability and heated surfaces for the front row, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a hexagon-shaped leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient lighting, and bronze gold interior trim.
There are several notable available packages and stand-alone options. The $2,900 Sport package includes updated front and rear bumpers with gloss black trim, 21-inch wheels, and darkened taillights.
The Convenience Package ($2,300) adds a head-up display, improved speech recognition, augmented navigation, adaptive drive sounds, parking assist, and a 655-watt 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
The $4,000 Premium Package includes the features of the Convenience Package and adds a surround-view camera and massaging seats, and opens up the availability of a 30-speaker 1,615-watt Bowers and Wilkens stereo that features speakers in the headrests and dual bass speakers in the front seats for $4,000.
The iX can also be equipped with the $1,600 Dynamic Handling Package with its four-wheel steering and air suspension, the $1,150 Luxury Package that includes soft-close doors, open-pore walnut wood trim, and glass controls, and either leather seats and dashboard for $2,450 or $500 for a microfiber and wool blend seat coverings.
The Radiant Heat package adds a heated steering wheel, armrests, door panels, and a dash panel to provide a radiant heating effect for $950. Ventilated seats are a separate option for $500.
The BMW iX with the Convenience Package and additional safety package adds the technology and stereo to deliver a premium experience while still undercutting the price of the Model X.