At BMW’s annual conference, brand chairman Oliver Zipps announced that the electric version of the smallest crossover, the iX1, will be unveiled later this year. Not much concrete was said, but the amusing first photo was shared.
Showroom: BMW iX1
BMW is also continuing its X1 electric strategy, which will offer the widest possible range of engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in and an all-electric version, all based on the same UKL/FAAR-developed platform as BMW and other compact BMW Minis as well.
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Gallery: BMW X1 prototype reader photos
The all-electric iX1 gets a fifth-generation eDrive, with a range of 412 to 438 km depending on the WLTP cycle. It will also inherit the new system on board, which is the new system, 2 active tourist vehiclesWe’ve seen it, but the curved screen and OS 8 will get the creased XM, 3, and X7 in addition to the iX1.
(The word continues on the iX1 in the sixth minute of the video)
The images show that the upcoming X1 will have a more aggressive design than the current generation, with sharper edges and more corner shapes, and the iX1 with (blue) accessories like the iX3 will hint at its electric nature.
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