BMW Malaysia today unveiled the First-Ever BMW iX1, bringing together the sporting character of a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) with an all-electric drivetrain that is designed to explore. The new all-electric addition to the best-selling BMW X1 will arrive in the M Sport variant.
Sashi Ambi, Head of Corporate Communications and Sustainability of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The stellar reception of our BMW i models, which was led by the introduction of the BMW i4, BMW iX and BMW iX3 in January 2022 has been nothing short of exceptional. It gives us great confidence in our electrification strategy to see more Malaysians welcome electromobility as the availability of charging infrastructure continues to rise alongside the expansion of our all-electric portfolio. The arrival of the First-Ever BMW iX1 punctuates BMW Group Malaysia’s electrification offensive for 2023 and further cements our position as the leading premium automaker in Malaysia with the most extensive premium electric vehicle line-up for the local market.”
The First-Ever BMW iX1 will feature a maximum output of 230kW / 313 hp and an outstanding range of up to 440 kilometres (WLTP) to enable every electric adventure – no matter the distance or destination. High-power charging at rates of up to 130 kW reduces downtime by bringing the vehicle from 10% to 80% charge in just 29 minutes. With sustainability in mind, the cobalt and lithium materials used in the battery of the First-Ever BMW iX1 come from responsible mining, and the powertrain does not require any rare earths. The First-Ever BMW iX1 impresses with its excellent driving performance, superb handling, long range and fast charging times – making the compact all-electric SAV a remarkable all-rounder for everyday mobility.
Double the options, double the appeal.
The First-Ever BMW iX1 features an expressive exterior design with an upright front that portrays powerful confidence. The new electric SAV illuminates the road ahead with slender wrap-around adaptive LED headlights with high beam assistant and new daytime running lights, along with 3D taillights in a stylised L-shape with standard full-LED technology that adorn the rear. Generously flared in size, the hallmark square wheel arch design of the new electric SAV also conveys the characteristic BMW X design language, complete with flush door handles that set it apart from all other powertrain variants. Standard to the First-Ever BMW iX1 are the welcome lights with illuminated vehicle environment, front apron with air intake trims, and convenient automatic tailgate operation.
Arriving in the M Sport variant, the First-Ever BMW iX1emphasises the dynamic appeal of the new electric SAV with features such as the kidney grille surround in Chrome, kidney grille front slats in satinated Aluminium and a distinctive design seen on the body-coloured side sill and wheel arch trims, as well as front and rear aprons. Other variant-exclusive highlights include the M high-gloss Shadowline, M designation on both sides and 19-inch M light alloy wheels in Double-spoke style 871M Bicolour.
Stylish cockpit with new BMW Curved Display.
Immediately apparent in the First-Ever BMW iX1 is the modern, driver-oriented BMW Curved Display which debuted in the all-electric BMW iX and BMW i4 models. Sitting atop the Luxury instrument panel is the new, sophisticated display configuration featuring a 10.25-inch instrument cluster and 10.7-inch control display, running the BMW Operating System 8 and fitted with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional as standard.
Drivers can control all vehicle functions via the central touchscreen Control Display, the buttons on the M Leather steering wheel featuring the Sport Boost shift paddle, or the voice-controlled Intelligent Personal Assistant. A hand rest in front of the Control Display makes touchscreen operation even more convenient, while the new floating armrest feature frees up space for extra storage areas in the centre console and also houses the gear selector, volume control as well as the My Modes button, which include six modes for individualisation of the driving experience. The M Headliner anthracite and standard slightly elevated front seats provide good all-round visibility as well as maximum driving pleasure. The front and rear footwell lights also add to its roomy ambience.
Sport seats arrive as standard for the driver and front passenger, along with a host of functionalities for added comfort and convenience, such as electric adjustment with memory function for the driver. Thanks to the standard inclusion of the interior and exterior mirror packages, drivers of the First-Ever BMW iX1 are aided on the road with automatic anti-dazzle functionality. Meanwhile, the dual-zone climate control ensures comfort for both driver and passengers.
The new electric SAV is also complete with BMW IconicSounds Electric, a newly developed soundscape for extra emotional depth to the driving experience, as well as Acoustic Protection for Pedestrians. Other standard inclusions to the First-Ever BMW iX1 are the BMW Heads-Up Display, Harman Kardon Hi-Fi loudspeaker system as well as BMW Live Cockpit Professional with Augmented View.
In terms of boot space, the First-Ever BMW iX1 benefits from the adaptable architecture compact BMW eDrive motors that allow its high-voltage battery to be positioned very low between the axles. This provides a 490-litre luggage capacity, which can further be expanded to 1,495 litres by folding the rear passenger seats. For added convenience, the comfort access system with BMW Digital Key Plus also arrives as standard to the new electric SAV.
The perfect synergy of performance, efficiency and range.
The First-Ever BMW iX1 is powered by one compact electrically excited synchronous motor (EESM) on each axle. With overboost, these electric motors deliver an output of 230 kW/ 313 hp, along with 494 Nm of torque. The electric all-wheel drive accelerates the vehicle smoothly from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.6 seconds, and the top speed is electronically limited at 180km/h.
The first-generation BMW eDrive technology also includes charging hardware and high-voltage battery cells mounted flat in the floorpan, with a total battery capacity of 64.7 kWh – enabling a range of up to 440 km (WLTP). Whether the vehicle is charged via Wallboxes or at public charging points and high-power charging (HPC) stations, the new electric SAV offers a myriad of charging possibilities by arriving standard with the Flexible Fast Charger as well as a Mode 3 charging cable – for AC charging at up to 11 kW or HPC fast-charging at up to 130 kW, that can charge the vehicle from 10% to 80% in 29 minutes.
Convenient charge management is offered via the My BMW App and Connected Charging – allowing owners to check the vehicle’s state of charge remotely and review all charging interactions through the BMW Charging Dashboard.
Exceptional driving dynamics with intelligent assistance systems.
The suspension of the First-Ever BMW iX1 mirrors technology from the beloved BMW X1 models, making it the most agile SAV in the premium compact segment. The new electric SAV is fitted with Adaptive M Suspension as standard, which automatically adapts to road conditions and drive styles for excellent ride comfort and improved long-distance capability. The damping stiffens when driving in a sporty manner, making the First-Ever BMW iX1 feel safer despite increased vehicle body movements. This improves driving precision and stability while cornering in high speeds as well.
The First-Ever BMW iX1 comes with a host of intelligent driver assistance systems, including the Driving Assistant Plus and Parking Assistant Plus. Other standard features include the Hill Start Assist, Speed Limiter, Attentiveness Assistant, Lane Departure Warning with active steering intervention. Front Collision Warning and Left Turn Warning – both with braking function, along with Speed Limit Info and Evasion Assistant.
In terms of connectivity, the First-Ever BMW iX1 comes standard with Connected Package Professional, Connected Drive Services, Teleservices, Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging tray, Intelligent Emergency Call, and tyre pressure indicators. Digital services include Remote Software Upgrade, BMW Connective Drive Upgrades, as well as BMW Maps.
Exterior colour offerings for the First-Ever BMW iX1 include Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Cape York Green, M Portimao Blue, Storm Bay and Space Silver. Interior upholstery is available in either Alcantara Black with Blue Contrast Stitching, Leather Vernasca Black or Leather Vernasca Mocha.
Dynamic financial programme.
With the Straight Line Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the First-Ever BMW iX1 xDrive30 M Sport can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM 3,290.00 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a seven-year tenure).
Complete premium ownership experience.
Owners of the First-Ever BMW iX1 xDrive30 M Sport will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:
- BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
- BMW 8-Year / 160,000 km Battery Warranty (whichever comes first)
- BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
- The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW Privileges Card
- BMW Service Online
The retail pricing (on the road, without insurance) for the First-Ever BMW iX1 with Extended Warranty and BMW Service & Repair Inclusive is:
The First-Ever BMW iX1 xDrive30 M Sport – RM 285,800.00
Customers may visit the BMW Shop Online via https://shop.bmw.com.my to pre-book the First-Ever BMW iX1 at RM3,000, or contact their preferred authorised BMW dealership to learn more.