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BMW iX

  • 17-03-2021 8:15pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 10,344 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    I’m not sure if this info was shared elsewhere on the forum already but this thing probably deserves a thread. Full details are already up on the BMW.ie website:

    https://www.bmw.ie/en/all-models/bmw-i/bmw-ix/2020/Highlights.html#reserve

    Some highlights from the xDrive 50 version:
    OTR €107,895
    Range greater than 600km WLTP
    200kW charging


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,430 ✭✭✭✭ TitianGerm


    MJohnston wrote: »
    I’m not sure if this info was shared elsewhere on the forum already but this thing probably deserves a thread. Full details are already up on the BMW.ie website:

    https://www.bmw.ie/en/all-models/bmw-i/bmw-ix/2020/Highlights.html#reserve

    Some highlights from the xDrive 50 version:
    OTR €107,895
    Range greater than 600km WLTP
    200kW charging

    When I was growing up there used to be a cartoon on TV with a beaver as one of the characters. The grill on that car looks exactly like that beavers teeth.


  • Registered Users Posts: 845 ✭✭✭ AidenL


    I like it.

    It may well be my next car after this 530e I just bought.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,451 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    BMW design has been pretty poor this last decade or so. Looks like an X3. Does not look like a >€100k vehicle.

    And before anyone jumps down my neck, I have had more BMWs than all my other cars put together. BMW is my favourite car make of all time. I actually miss owning one.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,344 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    Yeah I would agree that this is the least impressive of their EV designs. The tech is interesting though. The more the merrier too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,495 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    unkel wrote: »
    BMW design has been pretty poor this last decade or so. Looks like an X3. Does not look like a >€100k vehicle.

    And before anyone jumps down my neck, I have had more BMWs than all my other cars put together. BMW is my favourite car make of all time. I actually miss owning one.

    Infairness the x40 as starts at 80k. But cheeky advertising 11KW charging at home


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,451 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    ted1 wrote: »
    But cheeky advertising 11KW charging at home

    Could it be that the ad was aimed at the home market? Many homes in Germany have a 3ph connection, so can charge a car at 11kW or even 22kW (if the car allows)

    Personally I have to go to my favourite German retailer in Ireland to get some free 22kW juice while I do my weekly shop :p

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,495 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    unkel wrote: »
    Could it be that the ad was aimed at the home market? Many homes in Germany have a 3ph connection, so can charge a car at 11kW or even 22kW (if the car allows)

    Personally I have to go to my favourite German retailer in Ireland to get some free 22kW juice while I do my weekly shop :p

    It’s on the .ie site.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,344 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    ted1 wrote: »
    It’s on the .ie site.

    The Irish site constantly just lifts copy from the European sites and doesn’t properly adjust it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,049 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    What's the issue, if it can do 11kW? It's not their fault if most homes can't do it. But some can, so why advertise a lesser spec than the car can actually do?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,878 ✭✭✭ heroics


    I like the look of it except for the front. Those kidney grills look terrible imo.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    107k...eek. And thats a face only a mother could love.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,495 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    JohnC. wrote: »
    What's the issue, if it can do 11kW? It's not their fault if most homes can't do it. But some can, so why advertise a lesser spec than the car can actually do?

    How many homes in Ireland can charge at 11KW? It’s blatantly misleading.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,049 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    ted1 wrote: »
    How many homes in Ireland can charge at 11KW? It’s blatantly misleading.

    It's not though. They're listing the car specs, not your home's specs. The car can charge at 11kW, can it not? If someone sells a supercar which can do 500km/h, are you going to accuse them of being misleading because the speed limit is 120?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,900 ✭✭✭ NSAman


    Interesting range ...but christ it’s Uuuuugly!

    BMW really have lost the war on design in the past decade or two. Chris Bangle must be laughing at this stage!


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,495 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    JohnC. wrote: »
    It's not though. They're listing the car specs, not your home's specs. The car can charge at 11kW, can it not? If someone sells a supercar which can do 500km/h, are you going to accuse them of being misleading because the speed limit is 120?

    It’s misleading. Your analogy isn’t the same because people can Still go 500kmh.

    “ minutes. At home, you can recharge your BMW iX xDrive50 using your convenient BMW Wallbox with up to 11 kW – and reach 100% battery charge in under 11 hours (BMW iX xDrive40: in under 8 hours).”

    after spending over €100,000 on a car people are going to be pissed off to find out they can’t charge as claimed.

    Why bother saying 11KW, why by go to he full hog and say you can home charge at 200KW


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