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BMW’s first iX is available in SA for R1.6 million

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BMW’s new iX model is now officially available in South Africa for a whooping R1.65 million. This BMW iX is a cutting-edge Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) that exudes interior space and beauty.

In South Africa, the BMW iX comes with a free Wallbox charger and installation*, free charging at any BMW-branded charging station, a year of free insurance, and a year’s subscription to the Charge Point Operator’s network site.

The BMW iX is a fresh spin on the successful SAV concept. This is the first model to be built on a new, modular, and scalable toolkit that will serve as the cornerstone for the BMW Group’s long-term success.

The BMW iX’s development and production adhere to a comprehensive concept of sustainability, which includes strict social and environmental criteria in raw material extraction, as well as the use of renewable energy and a high percentage of recyclable components in the mix.

As a result, its carbon footprint is reflected in a validation document that has been confirmed by independent auditors. According to the certificate, the global warming potential of the BMW iX xDrive40 after 200,000 kilometers of use is around 45 percent lower than that of a Sports Activity Vehicle with a similar diesel engine.

The BMW iX model variations that will be available at launch will have an electric motor on both the front and rear axles, resulting in an electric all-wheel-drive system.

The WLTP-calculated range of the BMW iX xDrive50 is up to 630 kilometers, and the range of the BMW iX xDrive40 is up to 425 kilometers, indicating that the efficient powertrain technology and high energy density of the high-voltage batteries provide sufficient operating range for long-distance journeys.

The new technological toolset of the BMW iX also lays the framework for significant improvements in the fields of autonomous driving and digital services.

Its computer capacity has been expanded to handle 20 times the quantity of data previously processed by previous models. As a result, nearly twice as much data from car sensors can now be processed as previously.

BMW’s electric vehicle sales surged in the first quarter.

In the next ten years, the BMW Group plans to have around ten million totally electric vehicles on the road. BMW delivered 560,543 vehicles to customers in the first quarter of 2021, a 36.2 percent increase.

With 70,207 units sold, the BMW Group more than doubled its global sales of both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and fully electric automobiles in the first quarter of this year.

The BMW Group is accelerating its electromobility growth, with a goal of having a dozen fully electric vehicles on the market by 2023.

In the following years, they will include fully electric versions of the high-volume BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, and the replacement for the MINI Countryman.

By 2023, the carmaker intends to offer at least one all-electric vehicle in nearly all of its current market segments.

Between now and 2025, the BMW Group forecasts yearly sales of fully electric vehicles to increase by more than 500,000 units, more than ten times the quantity sold in 2020.

By 2030, fully electric vehicles are predicted to account for at least half of BMW Group’s global sales.