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      05-10-2022, 06:52 AM   #1
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Final Winter Testing For Upcoming BMW iX1 EV

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Tackling ice and snow with all-electric power: final winter testing with the new BMW iX1.
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May 10, 2022

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The countdown is on for the third generation of the BMW X1 Ė and for the first fully electrically powered Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) in the premium compact segment. The new BMW iX1 (electric power consumption combined: 18.4 Ė 17.3 kWh/100 km in the WLTP cycle; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km; electric range: 413 Ė 438 km [257 Ė 272 miles] in the WLTP cycle; figures in the NEDC cycle: Ė ; predicted values based on the carís current stage of development) has now successfully completed driving dynamics testing at the BMW Groupís winter testing centre in Arjeplog, northern Sweden. On snow-covered roads and specially prepared ice tracks around the town of Arjeplog close to the Arctic Circle, it joined the conventionally powered and plug-in hybrid variants of the new BMW X1 in passing integrated application tests for its powertrain and chassis systems. Another fully electric model from the BMW Group has therefore reached the final phase of series development process.

This test of strength and endurance in bitterly cold temperatures and wintery road conditions subjected the electric motors, electric all-wheel-drive technology, high-voltage battery, power electronics and charging technology of the BMW iX1 to a particularly exacting examination. Its fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology uses the latest battery cell technology and intelligently controlled heat management to enable short charging times and a long range, even in extreme sub-zero temperatures. With two electric motors (one at the front axle and one at the rear), whose power delivery is coordinated precisely to optimise traction and dynamic performance, and its extremely fast-acting near-actuator wheel slip limitation tech, the BMW iX1 is perfectly equipped to provide assured progress over any terrain.

At the BMW Groupís winter testing centre in Arjeplog, the powertrain and chassis systems of new models are put through a process of exceptionally detailed fine-tuning. Snow-covered roads and areas of frozen lakes prepared specially for these testing programmes present the BMW Groupís development and testing engineers with the ideal conditions in which to hone the interplay of the motors, electric all-wheel-drive technology and suspension control systems at the longitudinal and lateral dynamic limits. The ice surfaces, in particular, provide the perfect, reproducible conditions in which to explore in detail and optimise how the powertrain and chassis work together. This intensive testing programme lays the foundations for reliably secure, assured driving characteristics Ė with the sporting edge drivers expect of a BMW Ė and a well resolved overall vehicle experience.

The BMW iX1 is the brandís third SAV to feature a purely electric drive system and will be added to the model range immediately after the launch of the new BMW X1, which is scheduled to get underway in autumn 2022. The fully electrically powered model is based on a flexible vehicle architecture and will be produced on the same assembly line as the combustion-engined and plug-in hybrid variants of the compact SAV.

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Looks huge for just an X1! Probably bigger than my E83 X3.
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Has there been any spy shots of the interior on these? My wife has an X1 thatís coming to the end of the lease term in the next few months, and she likes the smaller size of these compared to the X3. The interior on the current one is so dated.
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Has there been any spy shots of the interior on these? My wife has an X1 thatís coming to the end of the lease term in the next few months, and she likes the smaller size of these compared to the X3. The interior on the current one is so dated.
The interior should be fairly similar to the new 2-Active Tourer. Don't expect an iDrive controller.

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The interior should be fairly similar to the new 2-Active Tourer. Don't expect an iDrive controller.

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Thanks. While I prefer the controller, this looks like a big upgrade from the current interior!
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Has there been any spy shots of the interior on these? My wife has an X1 that’s coming to the end of the lease term in the next few months, and she likes the smaller size of these compared to the X3. The interior on the current one is so dated.
The interior should be fairly similar to the new 2-Active Tourer. Don't expect an iDrive controller.

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That's not a bad interior at all Looks very good for X1
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Is the iX1 coming the US?
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Is the iX1 coming the US?
Yes.
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Looks to be RWD, Iím impressed.
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Looks to be RWD, I’m impressed.
Looks to be AWD (X) likely with a typical BMW X rear wheel bias.
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Has there been any spy shots of the interior on these? My wife has an X1 that's coming to the end of the lease term in the next few months, and she likes the smaller size of these compared to the X3. The interior on the current one is so dated.
The interior should be fairly similar to the new 2-Active Tourer. Don't expect an iDrive controller.

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Some say it may have the interior of the 2 Gran Coupè, I see this as more fitting, but that's just me who prefers it.
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Has there been any spy shots of the interior on these? My wife has an X1 that's coming to the end of the lease term in the next few months, and she likes the smaller size of these compared to the X3. The interior on the current one is so dated.
The interior should be fairly similar to the new 2-Active Tourer. Don't expect an iDrive controller.

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Some say it may have the interior of the 2 Gran Coupè, I see this as more fitting, but that's just me who prefers it.
Spy shots confirm the 2AT interior design.
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Spy shots confirm the 2AT interior design.
Ah man, the 2GC one would be more fitting for it in my opinion. The new one that is used in like i4, i7, iX, 7 Series (G70), 2 Active Tourer (U06) seems so meh to me..
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