Its existence as a project has been known for some time, but today BMW is making headway with the iX1 to the public, revealing the first official images.
Entering the final stage of the presentation of the third generation of the X1, the Bavarians have unveiled images showing the first electric compact SUV in a camouflage suit in the testing phase in Arjeplog, northern Sweden, where it fine-tunes the details. For its ability to compete with models such as the Mercedes EQA, Audi Q4 e-tron and Volvo XC40 Recharge.
On snowy roads, with specially prepared ice tracks near the Arctic Circle, (along with the plug-in hybrid and combustion variants of the new BMW X1) not much can be seen, although it does reveal some elements, such as a large front grille and headlights Very elegant front.
While it will share some components with the X1, it will have many of its own, such as the redesigned bumper, the classic blue trim that references the BMW power line, and the closed grille. The autonomy it will provide will be 413 kilometers, according to the WTLP system.
Inside, the shades of blue are repeated and will certainly feature the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology, with an electric motor on each axle, using the latest battery cell technology and intelligent heat control to allow a short charge and a long range, even in extreme sub-zero temperatures.
In terms of testing, the brand specified that it involves the work of force and resistance in frigid temperatures and in winter conditions to put the electric motors, electric all-wheel drive technology, high-voltage battery, power electronics and charging technology to a particularly tough test.
The BMW iX1 will be the third BMW SUV with a 100% electric system and will be added to the model range immediately after the launch of the new X1 scheduled for the second half of 2022.
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