The first units of the new BMW iX electric SUV arrived in the country in November and are already sold out.
“First customer deliveries of the all-new BMW iX commenced at the end of November 2021. The current market allocation has already been sold,” BMW South Africa told TopAuto.
The iX has a starting price of R1,650,000 and more units will be on offer locally. However, the company did not say when the next units will arrive.
BMW iX in South Africa
The new BMW iX is well-appointed and competitively priced for the electric car segment in South Africa.
It’s also much more affordable than the Audi e-tron SUV range which will be available for sale in South Africa at the start of 2022.
In the entry-level BMW iX xDrive40, you get a 71kWh battery and two electric motors that drive all four wheels.
The setup puts out a substantial 240kW and 630Nm, sending the SUV to 100km/h in 6.1 seconds and to a top speed of 200km/h.
Maximum driving range for this model is rated at 425km – while a 50kW DC fast-charging plug adds 100km of range every 21 minutes of charging.
An 11kW AC wall plug then charges the SUV from 0-100% in just over 7 hours.
At the top-end of the range, the iX xDrive50 produces 385kW and 765Nm and features a 105.2kWh battery.
This model sprints to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds and also has a top speed of 200km/h, with its maximum range being a higher 630km.
The iX measures 4,953mm long, 1,967mm wide, and 1,695mm tall – making it slightly longer and narrower than the BMW X6 – with a ground clearance of 202mm.
Luggage capacity then comes in at 500 litres, and it supports a maximum braked towing capacity of 2,500kg, too.
The South African pricing for the BMW iX is as follows:
Each purchase includes a 5-year/100,000km BMW Motorplan and an 8-year/160,000km battery warranty.
BMW is currently also advertising a launch offer on its website that includes 1-year complimentary comprehensive insurance, a complimentary wallbox charger, and “flexible finance options”.