The All-Electric BMW iX SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle)

BMW iX electric car
Price: £69,905
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV)
Battery size: 76.6 kWh/ 111.5 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 246 - 380 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 0g


BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG), is a leading global automotive manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Germany. BMW is well known for its portfolio of luxury vehicles, to include the famed Rolls-Royce luxury cars. The group manufacturers a number of cars under its BMW brand, to include battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The BMW i3 EV is an excellent example of a successful pure electric car. The company currently has the following portfolio of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs):

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The All-Electric BMW iX SAV

The BMW iX electric vehicle (EV) is the first all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) from the German automotive company. The all-new BMW iX EV includes the fifth generation BMW eDrive Technology. The pure electric SUV (SAV) concept vehicle was revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show as the Vision iNEXT.

The pure electric SUV will be available in the UK in two models from the outset. The all-electric BMW iX xDrive40 and the all-electric BMW iX xDrive50. There are two EV battery sizes on offer: 76.6 kWh and 111.5 kWh. The latter option has a zero-emission electric range up to 380 miles (WLTP) and is only available with the ’50’ model. The EV is available for order in the UK, with deliveries slated from November 2021 onwards.

Exterior stying attractiveThe xDrive50 is expensive
High quality interior specifications and infotainmentCheaper alternatives available
Good electric rangeOnly the xDrive50 model can charge at 200 kW DC

The All-Electric BMW iX SAV (credit: BMW)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV)
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Available In UK:Yes

Variants (3 Options)
BMW iX xDrive40 M Sport (from £69,905): Comfort
BMW iX xDrive40 M Sport (from £72,905): Technology
BMW iX xDrive50 M Sport (from £94,905): Ultimate

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes: 76.6 kWh/ 111.5 kWh
Charging:Up to 200 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80%: 35 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh£2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Height (mm):1695
Width (mm):1967
Length (mm):4953
Wheelbase (mm):3000

BMW iX xDrive40
EV Battery Capacity:76.6 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):246 – 257 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (miles/kWh):3.1
Charging:150 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80%: 35 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Top Speed:124 mph
0-62 mph:6.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):240
Max Power (hp):326
Torque (Nm):630
Driving Modes:N/A
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,440

BMW iX xDrive50
EV Battery Capacity:111.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):365 – 380 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (miles/kWh):3.0
Charging:200 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80%: 35 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Top Speed:124 mph
0-62 mph:4.6 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):385
Max Power (hp):523
Torque (Nm):765
Driving Modes:N/A
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,585

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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