BMW iX1 xDrive30: features, utility and range

BMW iX1 xDrive30: features, utility and range

The BMW iX1 is the latest addition to the brand’s electric lineup. The SUV intends to compete with the category references.

After adding the XXL series of electric vehicles to its lineup, BMW put your feet back on the ground and throw iX1.

Derived directly from the hot BMW X1, this new SUV is placed in the segment where the Audi Q4 e-tron, Lexus UX 300e, Mercedes EQA or Volvo XC40 Recharge are found.

All are legitimate names, but their sales numbers are still low. In terms of the car segment, it is one step ahead of the Tesla Model Y. But the price of the American SUV does not give the BMW iX1 a chance.

What else does it have to offer?

BMW iX1 xDrive30: features, utility and range

This SUV is the first BMW X1 to offer a electric motor. This is made possible by the new UKL platform, designed for internal combustion, hybrid and 100% electric engines. Currently, the SUV is only available in the xDrive30 version. This version is equipped with two electric machines with wound rotors, which form an all-wheel drive.

The two units have similar characteristics, except for slightly different gear ratios.

Between them, it produces a maximum power output of 313 PS (230 kW) and 494 Nm of torque. However, this peak power is only available in the state to addwhich can be activated via a paddle on M Sport reduction levels or by fully grinding the accelerator pedal.

It is currently being released only one battery, composed of NMC prismatic cells. It operates at a voltage of 286 V, has a useful capacity of 64.7 kWh and a total capacity of 66.5 kWh. In this test configuration, with 19-inch wheels, it offers a WLTP range of up to 431km.

The battery can be recharged by a 11 kW charger (22 kW optional), while for fast charging it announces a peak of 130 kW of power.

In this case, twenty-nine minutes is enough from 10 to 80% charge.

Total distance: 346 km

The Bavarian SUV registers a average final consumption of 18.7 kWh/100 kmwhich translates to a total distance of 346 km. This is a very high result, which is partly explained by the use of energy-efficient tires. The range is also not surprising: with the same battery capacity as the lower-class Kia Niro EV and higher mass, it has a shorter range than that of the Korean SUV, measured in the same weather conditions and with cold tires.

Longest distance on road: 261 km

The average Bavarian record 24.8kWh/100. Therefore, the total range is 261 km, or 183 km between 80 and 10% charge. The freedom difference is -39.5% compared to the WLTP value.

Instant fuel consumption of the BMW iX1 xDrive30

At 110 km / h fuel consumption is measured as 21.1kWh/100kmfor a total theoretical range of 307 km.

At 130 km / h, the efficiency is low, with a consumption of 26.4 kWh / 100 km, equivalent to 245 km of range. The difference between these two values ​​is 25.12%, which translates into a loss of range of -20.1%.