The BMW iX1 is the absolutely electrical model of the third-generation X1 and is at the moment on sale in Malaysia in a sole xDrive30 M Sport variant priced at RM275,800 (OTR with out insurance coverage). Add on the optionally available five-year prolonged guarantee and six-year service package deal, and the determine will increase to RM290,000.
For the cash, you get an all-wheel drive setup consisting of two electrical motors that present a complete system output of 272 PS (268 hp or 200 kW) and 494 Nm, with a brief increase perform bumping peak horsepower to 313 PS (308 hp or 230 kW) beneath onerous acceleration. With the increase perform, the iX1 will get from 0-100 km/h in simply 5.7 seconds on its solution to a prime pace of 180 km/h.
Powering the electrical motors is a lithium-ion battery that has an vitality capability of 64.7 kWh to supply as much as 440 km of vary following the WLTP customary. For charging, the electrical automobile (EV) is able to DC quick charging (CCS2 connection) at a max of 130 kW, with a 10-80% state of cost achieved in simply 29 minutes. There’s additionally AC charging (Kind 2 connection) at 11 kW that takes 6.5 hours to completely recharge the battery.
Our iX1 comes customary with the M Sport package deal for a extra aggressive look together with adaptive M suspension and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in a double-spoke model 871M bicolour design. Different key options embody adaptive LED headlamps, dual-zone local weather management, a head-up show, a Harman Kardon Hello-Fi sound system and the BMW Curved Show.
The final merchandise is a part of the Stay Cockpit Skilled system and features a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.7-inch central infotainment touchscreen. Each are powered by BMW Working System 8 that gives a private voice assistant in addition to assist for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
For driver assists, there’s the Driving Assistant Plus package deal with Hill Begin Help, Velocity Limiter, Attentiveness Assistant, Lane Departure Warning with energetic steering intervention, Entrance Collision Warning and Left Flip Warning – each with braking perform – together with Velocity Restrict Information, Evasion Assistant and Lively Cruise Management with cease & go perform. These are joined by Parking Assistant Plus that features a 360-degree digicam and Reversing Assistant.
The iX1 marks the primary time that BMW gives an EV model of the X1, and it arrived in Malaysia months earlier than the interior combustion engine model of the X1. On that point out, the non-EV X1 was launched right here in October, additionally in a sole variant (sDrive20i xLine) that retails for RM244,800, or RM265,700 with the five-year prolonged guarantee and repair package deal.
We did the maths, and the iX1 prices RM31,000, or RM24,300 (with the optionally available aftersales package deal), greater than the X1. Simply how good is it at being an EV and to life with day by day? That’s what Hafriz Shah makes an attempt to search out out in our video evaluation of the iX1. Give it a watch and tell us whether or not you agree together with his findings within the feedback beneath.
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