Wednesday, November 11, 2020

BMW iX: finally...

 








Even though we had seen the concept version only a couple of years ago, it seems we have been fed spy shots of this for many years.
Today we finally see the real thing.

Which ends up looking a bit like a cross between the concept, and every other BMW SUVs out there.
Which was expected. 
At least it stays a little weird and a bit more original than their other SUV models.

The interior looks like a mess.
While, again, I applaud being modern and different, this looks like it was designed by different teams who never spoke to each other.
The whole thing has a kit car interior design feel to me. Like the early Fisker Karma sedan.
The doors especially. Nothing flows. Nothing matches. 
The 'crystal' switches look really cheezy and gaudy. (some gold trim here and there doesn't help)

There is also a square steering wheel for no good reason. 

As far as technical specs, it is actually nothing amazing. Another "too fast/too expensive" EV with 500HP and 0 to 60 in 5 seconds.
The electric range is said to be around 300 miles. 
No pricing yet, but this is obviously targetting the Audi E-tron. Which starts at $66 000. With less power and an even lower 220 EV range. And the Jaguar i-Pace with its 239 miles range for $69 000.
I guess that means the iX will start at well above $70 000 .

The Audi, or the Jaguar is the obvious classy choice here. Since BMW has decided to go for the tacky crowd...




14 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Nissan Ariya looks better than this inside and out and possibly, performs better too

Df carsnguitars said...

Pretty darn disappointing! I feel like I could dress up a current Bimmer SUV with black electrical tape and blue masking tape and get a similar result....
And Vince, you nailed it on the interior..

Vince Burlapp said...

I agree. I would definitely pick a loaded Aryia over this. For so much less.

TwoBear said...

That's horrid! What's with the blue painter's tape trim?

Anonymous said...

They copied the crystal/glass knobs from the Genesis.

Anonymous said...

this grille looks like someone forgot to zip his flyer

Doug said...

Beyond ugly. And why is the rear bumper sculpted to look like quad exhausts - on an EV?!

Anonymous said...

This thing is absolutely hideous. Reminds me of something Homer Simpson would have designed.......

Fart said...

None of you ballon heads should ever say the famed Pontiac Aztec is ugly.

Education Project said...

Really like this car, especially the interior. It'll do well against the Model X, i-Pace, and E-tron. and EQC. I just don't know why anyone would want this over, say, a Rivian RS1, or the lower-priced Hummer EV due out in 2022.

Anonymous said...

That brave teeth fake grille... @bmw, STOP!

Ralph L said...

It's nice that they're cloth, but the seats look unbearably uncomfortable. A big hunk of metal to force you to hunch forward.

The lack of plastic wheel arches is the best part of the exterior.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful interior, what a hideous front end! The fake huge grills are vomit inducing.

Captain Midnight said...

It's official. The Pontiac Aztek have been replaced as America's ugliest SUV.