BMW's all-electric iX1 is official as part of the all-new X1 lineup, which also features ICE and plug-in-hybrid versions.
The new iX1 comes in a single xDrive30 configuration with two electric motors - one for each axle - but there will also be a front-wheel-drive variant in the future.
The BMW iX1 xDrive30 has a 64.7kWh usable battery capacity that delivers a WLTP range of up to 438km. Its dual motors produce a combined output of 230kW (313hp) and 494nm (364 lb-ft) of torque letting the iX1 sprint from 0 to 100km in 5.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 180km/h (112mph).
DC charging is up to 130kW and the car can go from 10% to 80% in 29 minutes, or add 120km in just 10 minutes on the charger. For at-home AC charging the iX1 supports 11kW that can top up the 64.7kWh battery in six and a half hours or an optional 22kW that cuts that time to just below four hours. Naturally, there's a heat pump to improve efficiency.
The new X1 and by extension, the iX1, is a bit shorter than its predecessor, but is more expansive and brings 45l of extra trunk space. There's no frunk, though.
Inside, the BMW iX1 features a dual-screen infotainment system with a 10.25-inch information display (with the control cluster), and a 10.7-inch control display (in the middle).
The floating center console features the controls for the iDrive 8 system, a gear selector (as well as paddle shifters on the wheel), and a wireless charging console that also integrates wireless smartphone control.
BMW hasn't officially revealed the price of the iX1, but it's expected to start at £50,000 and to begin rolling out to customers at the end of summer this year.