BMW has detailed pricing and specs for its new entry-level, next-gen-based electric vehicle X1 small SUV.
THE 2023 BMW iX1 xDrive30 will be priced at $84,900 before road costs when it hits Australia in the first quarter 2023 – in the xLine and M Sport trim levels.
UPDATE, 3/15/23: BMW Australia has confirmed a $2,000 price increase for the iX1 xDrive30 ahead of its April arrival, with some minor spec tweaks. Full story here
He will face competitors whose Tesla Model Y ($72,300 to $96,700), Mercedes-Benz QA ($78,500 to $96,900) and Volvo XC40 Refill ($72,990 to $79,490).
Stylistically, the iX1 stands apart from the classic X1 petrol range with its distinctive design of the now unnecessary kidney grille and bright blue highlights on the bumpers and side skirts.
- 2023 BMW X1 sDrive18i xLine: $60,400
- 2023 BMW X1 xDrive20i xLine: $70,400
- 2023 BMW X1 xDrive20i M Sport: $73,400
- 2023 BMW iX1 xDrive30 xLine: $84,900
- 2023 BMW iX1 xDrive30 M Sport: $84,900
Prices exclude road charges
The iX1 xDrive30 features twin-motor electric four-wheel drive, with combined maximum power and torque across both axles of 230kW And 494Nm respectively.
Zero to 100km/h time is claimed 5.6 secondsand there is a separate electric soundtrack feature called BMW IconicSounds Electric – created by the legendary Hans Zimmer.
The fifth-generation BMW eDrive system places charging hardware and 65kWh battery capacity flat in the floor.
The cobalt and lithium materials used in the new BMW iX1’s high-voltage battery are “responsibly mined” and the powertrain does not contain any type of rare earths.
Efficiency and load
BMW claims a range of up to 440km on the WLTP cycle, based on the energy consumption of 16.8-19.0 kWh per 100 km depending on driving style.
Its 22kW AC on-board charging capacity means single- or three-phase AC chargers will work, while the DC charging cap is 130kW. When charging at this rate, the battery can go from 10% to 80% in 29 minutes.
BMW is offering a free three-year subscription to the growing Chargefox public charger network.
The My BMW app lets you plan and start charging, monitor charging status, activate the air conditioning remotely, and more.
Dimensions and chassis
The X1 range is 53mm longer than its predecessor at 4500mm. Its width of 1845mm increased by 24 mm, its height by 1642mm of 44 mm, and its wheelbase at 2692mm 22mm.
It is the first compact model to wear the BMW badge on its front- or all-wheel-drive architecture to benefit from an all-electric powertrain.
Boot volume is 490 litres, which is 10 liters less than that of the much larger BMW iX. In contrast, the gasoline-powered BMW X1 models have storage capacities of 540L.
BMW claims the placement of the battery units gives a low center of gravity and balanced weight distribution for “high levels of handling agility”.
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Maintenance and warranty
The BMW X1 and iX1 are covered by a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
BMW has yet to announce service pack pricing for the iX1
The regular-petrol BMW X1 range has a five-star Euro NCAP rating in 2022, but the iX1 derivative is unrated.
Security features include:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane Keeping Aid
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Blind spot monitoring
- Panoramic camera
- Parking Assistant Plus
- Recoil assistant
- disk recorder
Both spec categories are defined by design cues, including different 19-inch wheels.
The xLine also features aluminum finished roof rails and window sills, a pearl chrome finish for the kidney “grille” and an ice silver finish for the side mirror caps.
The M Sport model tones down the shiny silver elements and adds larger cooling air intakes at the front and a more striking diffuser at the rear.
These bold features are what comes beyond the BMW X1 xDrive20i model.
- Tire pressure monitoring
- Adaptive M suspension
- 19 inch alloy wheels
- Adaptive LED headlights
- Electric tailgate
- Keyless access and digital key
- Roof bars
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Perforated Sensatec seats, dashboard
- Front seat heating and massage functions
- Dual zone climate control
- Headliner M anthracite
- BMW Curved Display
- 10.7 inch touch screen
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
- BMW 8 operating system
- Satellite navigation with augmented reality
- digital radio
- Wireless Apple CarPlay
- Wireless Auto Android
- wireless phone charger
- Four USB-C ports
- Head-up display
- BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
- BMW Live Cockpit Professional
- Professional Connected Package
- Remote OTA software updates
Upgrade package: $ to be confirmed
- Metallic paint
- Active front seats (lumbar support)
- 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio
- Panoramic glass sunroof
- 19-inch V-spoke style 867 bicolour light alloy wheels – standard on xLine
- 19-inch light-alloy wheels M style 871 double-spoke bicolour – standard on M Sport
- 20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels, style 869 multi-spoke – $2000
- Sensatec in Black, Oyster or Mocha – all options at no charge
- Alcantara and Sensatec combination, blue contrast stitching – M Sport only
- Open pore eucalyptus or aluminum ‘Mesheffect’ – free options
- Dark Aluminum Hexacube – M Sport Only
Standard paints ($NCO):
- Alpine White
- Mineral White
- black sapphire
- space money
- M Portimao Blue
- Cape York Green
- Phytonic Blue*
- San Remo Green*
- Utah Orange*
- BMW Individual Frozen Pure Grey: $3200
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