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BMW iX Pricing now availabe

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,948 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    Looks lovely. Is this the "iX5" or "iX7" equivalent?
    They really need to sort the naming conventions for EVs - there's the i3, the ix3 which made sense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,763 ✭✭✭ v10


    ELM327 wrote: »
    Looks lovely. Is this the "iX5" or "iX7" equivalent?
    They really need to sort the naming conventions for EVs - there's the i3, the ix3 which made sense.

    It seems to be X5 size from what I can see, naming is a bit weird alright.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,948 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    Have been doing some quick googling and yes it seems to be x5 sized but top of the range - like the X7 - for the "X" of evs if that makes sense.

    Also no tow rating so far, would expect it could tow.

    I love a good large SUV and love a good fast bimmer and this is both


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,763 ✭✭✭ v10


    v10 wrote: »
    https://www.bmw.ie/en/all-models/bmw-i/bmw-ix/2020/Highlights.html

    from €85815 ...
    400+ km range on xDrive40

    or 600+ km on xDrive50 (€112895)

    Grants not included, so could these potentially be less or would they fall outside of the currently available grant rules ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,105 ✭✭✭ kanuseeme


    The grill reminds me of some type of rodent.


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  • Moderators Posts: 11,984 ✭✭✭✭ Black_Knight


    v10 wrote: »
    Grants not included, so could these potentially be less or would they fall outside of the currently available grant rules ?

    €5k SEAI grant would only apply.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,763 ✭✭✭ v10


    €5k SEAI grant would only apply.

    Only? what else is there ?

    Either way, the price could be 5K less ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,948 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    There's no more VRT grant, VRT is a flat 7%.
    Even with the 5k SEAI grant, we still pay 7% VRT and 23% VAT on EVs compared to almost 0 in most other EU countries. An incremental 30% tax on that segment of car adds up quickly!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,482 ✭✭✭ innrain


    €5k SEAI grant would only apply.
    If you get the car in the next 40 days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,929 ✭✭✭ NSAman


    Have to say it’s Uuuuuugly!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,948 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    innrain wrote: »
    If you get the car in the next 40 days.
    Nope, the grant is available regardless


    https://www.seai.ie/news-and-media/electric-vehicle-grant/


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,482 ✭✭✭ innrain


    ELM327 wrote: »
    Nope, the grant is available regardless


    https://www.seai.ie/news-and-media/electric-vehicle-grant/

    In addition, the grant for both EVS and PHEVS will only apply to cars under €60,000.


  • Moderators Posts: 11,984 ✭✭✭✭ Black_Knight


    ELM327 wrote: »
    Nope, the grant is available regardless


    https://www.seai.ie/news-and-media/electric-vehicle-grant/

    So I see. 80k, 85k, whatever, never affordable to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,217 ✭✭✭✭ KCross


    v10 wrote: »
    Grants not included, so could these potentially be less or would they fall outside of the currently available grant rules ?
    €5k SEAI grant would only apply.
    v10 wrote: »
    Only? what else is there ?

    Either way, the price could be 5K less ?
    ELM327 wrote: »
    There's no more VRT grant, VRT is a flat 7%.
    Even with the 5k SEAI grant, we still pay 7% VRT and 23% VAT on EVs compared to almost 0 in most other EU countries. An incremental 30% tax on that segment of car adds up quickly!
    ELM327 wrote: »
    Nope, the grant is available regardless


    https://www.seai.ie/news-and-media/electric-vehicle-grant/


    The price is the price. No VRT relief or grant for this car.

    The new rules are....
    Grant
    1 Jul 2021 reduced grant of €2500 for some PHEV's. Others get nothing if they dont meet range/emission requirements.
    €5000 for BEV's
    but only if RRP is <€60k

    VRT relief
    VRT relief already gone for all hybrids and PHEVs
    BEV - Up to €5k but no relief for €50k+ cars


    This car is greater than €50k and €60k, so no grant or VRT relief.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,763 ✭✭✭ v10


    KCross wrote: »
    The price is the price. No VRT relief or grant for this car.

    The new rules are....
    Grant
    1 Jul 2021 reduced grant of €2500 for some PHEV's. Others get nothing if they dont meet range/emission requirements.
    €5000 for BEV's
    but only if RRP is <€60k

    VRT relief
    VRT relief already gone for all hybrids and PHEVs
    BEV - Up to €5k but no relief for €50k+ cars


    This car is greater than €50k and €60k, so no grant or VRT relief.

    OK that's clearer, the price is the price so, thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,657 ✭✭✭✭ listermint


    v10 wrote: »
    OK that's clearer, the price is the price so, thanks.

    Would it matter. It's ambitiously ugly. Like a real yak looking thing. BMW really lost their essence of late. I don't see this Bentley psuedo rip off aging well either .


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,763 ✭✭✭ v10


    listermint wrote: »
    Would it matter. It's ambitiously ugly. Like a real yak looking thing. BMW really lost their essence of late. I don't see this Bentley psuedo rip off aging well either .

    Maybe, I'll judge it when I see it in the flesh. I'd rather the look of an X5 tho.

    In saying that, it's not Tesla ugly. IMO.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,657 ✭✭✭✭ listermint


    v10 wrote: »
    Maybe, I'll judge it when I see it in the flesh. I'd rather the look of an X5 tho.

    In saying that, it's not Tesla ugly. IMO.

    It is though the low shoulder lines running down the length of the top of the doors the high ridge of the a pillar roof all the way back. It's actually looks like one of the Chinese collaborations from ten years ago where they would steal bits of other marques design and make a jam together.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,763 ✭✭✭ v10


    listermint wrote: »
    It is though the low shoulder lines running down the length of the top of the doors the high ridge of the a pillar roof all the way back. It's actually looks like one of the Chinese collaborations from ten years ago where they would steal bits of other marques design and make a jam together.

    I dunno, similar money to a base Tesla Model S .. I'd take this any day


  • Registered Users Posts: 871 ✭✭✭ AidenL


    I’d be interested in one of these for my next car.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,948 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    As I always say, I was a bimmer fanboy since I had my first e60 in my mid 20s - and long before I was a Tesla fanboy.
    Id love this!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,345 ✭✭✭ Oafley Jones


    Given that I hate the weird kink lines, odd proportions, strange bulbous growths and hilarious large grills that have crept up on nearly every BMW in the current generation, I was fully expecting to click on something I hated. Strangely, I don't mind it. It's far, far better than the X7 I was parked next to yesterday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ sumo12


    Good Lord that front end and grille is horrendous. Chrysler Ypsilon on steroids. I realise beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that but generally BMW's are decent looking


  • Registered Users Posts: 357 ✭✭ Normal One


    Looks ugly af in pics, maybe it’ll be ok in real life. The grille makes it look all narrow and tall. It’s very uninteresting, was hoping for something like an evolution of the i3 design for this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,156 ✭✭✭ cannco253


    https://youtu.be/oejorlv84Z4

    Bjorn BMW iX interior review

    hmm


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,948 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    Saw bjorns video.
    I love it.
    A real model X competitor. If this gets here before the cybertruck I may end up with this instead.
    125kWh battery and 600km range with 200kW charging and ionity support?

    NOw if we could just stop getting outbid on houses and actually get moved any time soon I may order it! I see the dealers are taking €1k preorders already


  • Registered Users Posts: 730 ✭✭✭ smackyB


    Am I wrong or is 300 miles from a 125kw/h(!) battery pack a really poor energy efficiency figure?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,948 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    600km is 400 miles not 300.

    125kWh to do 600km is 209wh/km which is actually comparable to an MX


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  • Registered Users Posts: 730 ✭✭✭ smackyB


    Ah right, it's the 111.5kW battery that gets 300 miles. Not brilliant compared to other EVs but ok I guess for SUVs of this size. Was hoping to see a hatchback or an estate coming out from BMW rather than another luxury SUV - the market is saturated with them.


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