Frank Weber, the firm’s R&D boss told that it will able to achieve 61mp in less than 5 seconds, and it will have a range of more than 371 miles. After the six-year-old i3, it is the first fully electric model from the BMW. The iX nameplate is been used to show the vehicle’s position at the top of the line-up, and also because it represents technology, according to Weber. The model is meant to rival the vehicles like Audi e-tron quattro and Mercedes-Benz EQC, as well as models from Tesla and Nio. This is because the electric platform use to produce the vehicles uses carbon fiber extensively for the construction of a vehicle.
The vehicle was produced under the codename i20, and it negates the company’s plan to use the same platform for the future electric models. A new aluminum spaceframe was used, which supports an inner carbon fiber reinforced plastic structure. The body was made out of a combination of composite plastic, aluminum, CFRP.
He described the platform as a totally new development, but he also mentioned that the platform is compatible with the CLAR platform, which was used for the 3 Series and X5. But, there’s also a possibility that you would begin to like its appearance with time. The cameras, sensors, and radar that’s needed for the driver assistance systems are housed by the large grille, and there was no need for a front radiator.
The model also features a fixed clamshell-style bonnet, which is surprising, as we have not seen it in any modern BMW model. The firm’s design boss, Domagoj Dukec says that if there isn’t any traditional engine, then the customers don’t need to open the bonnet. LED lights come as a standard, but customers will also have an option of laser lights. The vehicle can be ordered in both standard and M Sport styling.