BMW iX xDrive40 launched alongside BMW i4 and BMW iX3 at NextGen Malaysia
BMW Malaysia introduced three fully-imported all-electric models to the Malaysian market, the BMW iX xDrive40, BMW i4 and BMW iX3, at NextGen Malaysia.
The BMW iX is built with lightweight materials. These include high-strength steel, aluminium, thermoplastics and carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). There are two trim levels available in Malaysia.
The iX xDrive40 and the iX xDrive40 Sport are powered by two synchronous motors, one on the front and one on the rear axles. The all-wheel drive system is combined with actuator contiguous wheel slip limitation traction control – a first for an electric car. The extremely short signal paths control the motor within fractions of a second to prevent wheel slip effectively.
The output is 326 bhp (240kW) and a max torque of 630 Nm. The 0-100km/h time is 6.1 seconds. Power consumption (WLTP) for the iX xDrive40 is 22.5 – 19.4 kWh/100 km, with an electric range (WLTP) of 372 – 425 kilometres.
With a BMW Wallbox and Flexible Fast Charger, the BMW iX xDrive40 can be charged from 0–100% in 7 hours 15 minutes, while high-power DC charging brings the battery to 80% in 35 minutes.
The iX is around the size of the BMW X5 and X6 at 4953 mm in length and 3000 mm in wheelbase. The width is 1967mm and the height 1695mm. The split-fold rear seats extend the cargo space to up to 500 litres.
Exterior highlights for the xDrive40 are the LED headlights and 21-inch aerodynamic wheels 1010 Bicolour 3D polished buff. The xDrive40 Sport has laserlights and 22-inch aerodynamic wheels 1020 multicolour 3D polished buff. Both headlights have high-beam assistant and 17-inch blue brake calipers and expanded exterior mirror package.
The BMW iX xDrive40 safety system, Driving Assistant, includes
- Lane Keeping Assistant
- Front Collision Warning with brake intervention
- Pedestrian Warning with city brake activation
- Cross-traffic Warning with brake intervention at the rear
- rear collision prevention
- Speed Limit Info
There is also Parking Assistant which includes Park Assist, Reversing Assistant, Active Park Distance Control (PDC), lateral parking aid and Reversing Assist Camera.
The iX xDrive40 Sport comes with Driving Assistant Professional which includes
- Driving Assistant plus Steering and Lane Control Assistant
- Emergency Stop Assistant
- automatic Speed Limit Assist
- Lane Change Assistant
- Active Cruise Control
- Cross-traffic Warning front/rear
- Evasion Assistant
- Right-of-way Warning
- Wrong-way Warning.
Equipped as standard is the Parking Assistant Plus which complements the Parking Assistant with additional front cameras.
Both the xDrive40 and xDrive40 Sport have cruise control with braking function as standard.
“Shy Tech” is part of the interior design concept to create a sense of space – accessories and controls are out of sight. The loudspeakers are integrated into the seat and door trims, air vents are barely noticeable. In addition, there are illuminated touch controls instead of traditional buttons and switches .
The interior is a “living space on wheels” and features a mix of natural and recycled materials, open pore wood panelling with the seats, centre console and central arm-rest covered in Sensatec, synthetic leather. There is also a large, free-standing BMW curved display for BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a 12.3-inch instrument display and 14.9-inch central display also fitted as standard.
BMW Live Cockpit Professional features a new user interface and menu structure with individually configurable widgets. The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant now has more functions as well as a new, more interactive graphical user interface. Included as standard in the iX xDrive40 are
- Intelligent Emergency Call
- ConnectedDrive Services
- Connected Package Professional
- BMW Natural Interaction
- Active Protection.
There are multifunctional seats for the driver, comfort access system, storage for wireless charging and automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control. The iX xDrive40 gets a HiFi loudspeaker system professional for onboard entertainment. Meanwhile the Sport variant gets a Harman Kardon surround sound system. Exclusive to the Sport are Interior Applications Clear&Bold and Headliner Anthracite with black sun visors.
Exterior colours available include Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Phytonic Blue, Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect and Blue Ridge Mountain. The iX xDrive40 Sport also available in three additional options which are Mineral White, as well as the BMW Individual Aventurine Red Metallic and BMW Individual Storm Bay Metallic, which is an additional RM7,540.00. Interior colours for all variants include Interior design Atelier Mocha and Interior design Atelier Black.
The BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience includes:
• BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
• BMW 8-Year / 160,000 km Battery Warranty (whichever comes first)
• BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
• The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW Privileges Card
• BMW Service Online
More info is at www.bmw.com.my.