BMW iX1 xDrive30 unveiled- 413 km range, 313 PS/494 Nm

BMW iX1 xDrive30 unveiled- 413 km range, 313 PS/494 Nm

The BMW iX1 xDrive30 has been unveiled by BMW, alongside ICE versions of the all-new BMW X1, introducing the first-ever all-electric version of BMW’s entry-level SUV.

Still in its preliminary stage, the BMW iX1 xDrive30 is equipped with a dual-motor AWD system, and churns out a maximum power output of 313 PS (with temporary boost effect) and a maximum torque of 494 Nm. It completes the century sprint in 5.7 seconds.

L-R: The all-new BMW X1 xDrive23i (Utah Orange metallic), The all-new BMW X1 xDrive30e (Frozen Pure Grey), The first-ever BMW iX1 xDrive30 (Mineral White metallic)

The BMW X1 is expected to launch in October 2022, and the BMW iX1 will follow after. While full specifications of the ICE BMW X1 have been released, technical figures for the BMW iX1 xDrive30 are still preliminary.

Shown in white with blue accents, the BMW iX1 sports a subtle look with a modestly-sized grille, unlike the BMW iX. Sporting 20-inch wheels (a first for the X1), the BMW iX xDrive30 suggests a sporty yet green driving experience. So far, there has been no mention of a lower-tier 2WD version of the BMW iX1.

Distinctive design features include the powerful proportions, almost square wheel arch contours and the signature BMW X model styling of the front and rear ends.

The upright front end of the new BMW X1 gives it a much greater sense of presence, with slim LED headlights, a large, almost square BMW kidney grille, X-shaped lines radiating out to the sides and eye-catching chrome strips in the lower air intake serving as its defining elements. Adaptive LED headlights with matrix high beam, pulsating turn indicators and variable light distribution are available as an option.

On the inside, a raised seating position and a progressive premium ambience styled on the BMW iX help to create a distinctive driving experience inside the compact SAV.

The key elements of the cabin’s redesign are the slender instrument panel, the BMW Curved Display, the “floating” armrest with integral control panel and the smartphone tray with indirect illumination at the front of the centre console.

New on the BMW X1 (and most likely the BMW iX1 too) are BMW Operating SYstem 8, BMW Maps Navigation as standard, 

Currently in the EV line-up for BMW in Malaysia is the BMW i4, BMW iX3, and BMW iX.

BMW i4 M50 Specifications

Max. Power 544 PS
Max. Torque 795 Nm
0-100 km/h 3.9 s
Battery capacity 83.9 kWh
Range (WLTP) 510 km
Drive train Dual-motor AWD
AC charging rating 11 kW
AC charging (0%-100%) 8.25 hrs
DC fast charging rating 200 kW
DCFC (10%-80%) 31 minutes
Arif Chan
With a deep interest and relevant experiences in the automotive industry, Arif writes about everything automotive. His employment history includes being an automotive engineer, a highway engineer, an alternative-fuel researcher, and a motoring journalist.