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BMW Launches Brand New SUV, The iX1 xDrive30 M Sport

BMW Launches Brand New SUV, The iX1 xDrive30 M Sport

It combines the sporting character and an all-electric drivetrain experience for drivers.

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At the recent Malaysia Autoshow 2023, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) launched its first ever Sport SUV, the iX1 xDrive30 M Sport, kicking off the line-up of electric vehicles (EV) unveiled at the event.

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This vehicle has a compact electrically excited synchronous motor (EESM) on each axle and puts out a total of 313 hp along with 494 Nm of torque.

According to BMW, this all-electric vehicle can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds, however the top speed of the iX1 V-max is limited to 180 km/h electronically in order to preserve the battery life.

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A substantial 64.7-kWh battery pack that uses raw materials from sustainably managed raw material powers this powertrain system and offers a maximum travel range of 440 km on a single charge.

The iX1 can go from 10% to 80% in just 29 minutes thanks to its support for DC fast charging rates of up to 130 kW.

Additionally, the iX1 enables standard AC charging at a rate of 11 kW, exactly like other EVs. This makes it perfect for overnight charging at home using a dedicated wallbox charger.

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Moreover, the Flexible Fast Charger and a Mode 3 charging cable are included as standard equipment, providing a variety of charging options.

BMW has always emphasised the driving experience and to prove this, the Adaptive M Suspension, which comes standard, automatically adjusts to driving circumstances and driving styles for excellent ride comfort and better long-distance performance.

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The iX1 despite being a new launch, still resembles the X1, with a few small modifications.

For instance, the iX1 sports blue-hue trimmings at the exterior sections including the front bumper and grille, side skirts, as well as the rear ‘diffuser’.

Pics by Keran Raj Harideran/TRP
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However, the addition of the M Sport package equips the iX1 with several sporty features, including the sporty 19-inch M light alloy wheels in double-spoke style, finished in 871 M Bicolour, M badges on both front fenders, M high-gloss Shadowline, and chrome front grille surround with aluminium-finished grille slats.

As for the interior of the car, the iX1 is equipped with the most recent BMW Curved Display layout, which consists of a driver’s display measuring 10.25 inches and a bigger infotainment display measuring 10.7 inches. Both displays run the most recent BMW OS8 and come with BMW Live Cockpit Professional as standard.

Drivers will also receive a customised BMW Heads-Up Display (HUD) in addition to a leather M steering wheel with numerous media and driving-related controls mounted on it. The latter is a part of the M Sport package.

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A certain Harman Kardon Hi-Fi audio system and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with Augmented View are also included in the iX1 and comes as standard.

Despite being in the compact SUV category, the iX1 has a roomy interior and ample cargo room. The boot has a capacity of 490 litres but can be increased to 1,495 litres simply by folding the rear passenger seats.

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The brand-new BMW iX1 costs RM285,800 and is now available for pre-order through BMW Malaysia’s official website or any of its licenced dealers.

There are up to six exterior and three interior colour variants to pick from. This comes with an optional 8-year or 160,000 KM EV battery guarantee in addition to the regular 5-year unlimited mileage vehicle warranty with free scheduled service programme.

If you choose the BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership option, you will have access to BMW Services Online, the BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App with BMW Privilege Card, and BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline.

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