Get up close with the BMW iX at the RHB DRIVE Premium & EV Roadshow at Bukit Jalil this weekend
Arvind · Jun 1, 2023 01:30 PM
Edgy and in-your-face, the 2023 BMW iX is as much about making a statement as it is about being a EV powerhouse and engaging SUV to drive.
Since its formal introduction in Malaysia in 2021, the BMW iX has taken the EV market by storm, offering customers a solid entry point to EV ownership given it’s overall luxury, practicality, driving range and efficiency.
Additionally, with three variants on offer, and prices starting at just over RM 385k, the BMW iX also gives you a lot of car, for your money.
Power of the BMW iX xDrive40 comes from a dual-motor setup (all-wheel drive) with 326 PS/630 Nm that does 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, while top speed is 200 km/h. Battery capacity is rated at 76.6 kWh, which allows for an electric range of up to 425 km on the WLTP cycle.
For those who desire more power, the iX xDrive50 will deliver a total system output of 523 PS and 765 Nm of torque, delivering a blistering 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.6 seconds. Battery capacity is also upgraded to 108.8 kWh which offers a driving range of up to 630 km. (WLTP cycle).
Besides more power, moving up the BMW iX range also add more tech and equipment. The Sport package adds on larger 22-inch wheels, Sport line trim, Laserlight, panoramic sunroof, Harman Kardon sound system, and tyre pressure monitoring system.
Given the BMW iX is underpinned by a bespoke EV platform, it offers a classy and spacious interior, decked in tactile materials. The floating centre console (available in the Sport trim) is nothing short of a highlight – finished in wood and crowned with a crystal iDrive controller.
As standard, the BMW iX comes with Live Cockpit Professional with dual curved displays - featuring a 12.3-inch instrument display and 14.9-inch infotainment display, and Qi wireless charging.
In terms of advanced safety features, the BMW iX comes with Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant as standard. The Driving Assistant package includes Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, Front Collision Warning with Brake Intervention (AEB), Crossing Traffic Warning Rear (RCTA), and Rear Collision Prevention.
The Sport package upgrades tech to include Driving Assistant Professional and Parking Assistant Plus. The Driving Assistant Professional includes Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Emergency Stop Assistant, Automatic Speed Limit Assist, and Evasion Assistant. Parking Assistant Plus adds Surround View Camera.
No better time to own a BMW iX
Get up close and personal with the BMW iX, one of many premium EVs that will take centre stage at the RHB DRIVE Premium & EV Roadshow this weekend and find out how you can drive one home with RHB Green Financing.
RHB Green Financing is a bespoke financial product tailored just for EV ownership. It offers a unique daily rest variable rate hire purchase that beats any traditional fixed rate financing offerings from by rival banks. Furthermore, you’ll also be rewarded with greater savings the sooner you pay your instalments every month.
However, the RHB Green Financing goes beyond just financing, customers also benefit from a free 1-year membership of ChargEV worth RM 240. Thus, if you plan your trips well, you can theoretically ‘refuel’ for free, for a year.
Be sure to check out BMW iX and other exciting EVs at the RHB DRIVE Premium & EV Roadshow this 2-4 June 2023, happening at the Piazza, Pavilion Bukit Jalil. For more information click here, or if you'd like to register for a test drive, click here.
Arvind can't remember a time when he didn't wheel around a HotWheels car. This love evolved into an interest in Tamiya and RC cars and finally the real deal 1:1 scale stuff. Passion finally lead to formal training in Mechanical Engineering. Instead of the bigger picture, he obsesses with the final drive ratio and spring rates of cars and spends the weekends wondering why a Perodua Myvi is so fast.