News

BMW iX xDrive50 honored as e-SUV with highest range

Award for the 2022 model year BMW iX xDrive50 e-SUV, which the Bavarian automaker only unveiled at CES in January. In the U.S. magazine Edmunds, the bulky SUV scored in the range test and again significantly exceeded the promised 566 km.

BMW iX xDrive50: E-SUV test winner in range

U.S. magazine Edmunds named the 2022 BMW iX xDrive50 the longest-range E-SUV on the market. In testing under real-world road conditions, the bulky Bavarian of the current model year achieved a range of 377 miles, or the equivalent of about 607 kilometers – easily beating the manufacturer’s promised figure of 566.

This pushes the iX xDrive50 past the second-place Hyundai Ioniq 5 (270 miles, 435 km) and the third-place Ford Mustang Mach-E (304 miles, 489 km) to the top position in the magazine’s test best among electric SUVs.

In a detailed test, Edmunds took the iX xDrive50 with 516 horsepower, a 106.3 kWh battery and optional 22-inch wheels to task and put it through its paces under real-world conditions. The E-SUV was test-driven in top trim with “almost every package and option except BMW’s laser headlights” in sunny outdoor temperatures of 23 degrees.

BMW iX xDrive50
Image: BMW

In addition, they state that the optional 22-inch summer tires minimally worsen the range compared to the standard 20-inchers. Theoretically, therefore, even greater distances are possible.

Range and cost: BMW iX way out in front

.
This gave the striking BMW a range of the equivalent of 607 kilometers, which puts it in the top spot among e-SUVs and also marks 4th place in the range test of all electric cars, the magazine writes.

Leading the top list in the range ranking is the 2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 505 miles, or about 812 kilometers, which thus does not quite reach the promised 830 km. It is followed by two Mercedes-Benz sedans: the EQS 450+ with 422 miles and the EQS 580 with 381 miles. Bringing up the rear, however, in 43rd place is the 2022 Mazda MX-30 with a range of just 184 km, or 114 miles.

According to the magazine, the BMW iX xDrive50’s endurance resulted in a consumption of around 20 kWh per 100 kilometers (or 32 kWh/100 miles in U.S. figures). That’s 18 percent less than the EPA says and, according to Edmunds, absolutely impressive for such a massive e-SUV.

A result that the BMW Group should be more than satisfied with. What about the bulky BMW iX1, which was presented to the public at the beginning of June? It will probably not have quite as long a range, which is mainly due to the smaller battery, which only has a capacity of 64.7 kWh. It should enable a range of up to 438 km (according to WLTP).

At the Dingolfing plant, the production of the sedans BMW 7 Series (diesel or plug-in hybrid) and the all-electric i7 is also running at full speed. It is currently unclear when the market launch will take place.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

Related Articles

Neue Antworten laden...

Basic Tutorials

Gehört zum Inventar

6,362 Beiträge 1,874 Likes

Award for the 2022 model year BMW iX xDrive50 e-SUV, which the Bavarian automaker only unveiled at CES in January. In the U.S. magazine Edmunds, the bulky SUV scored in the range test and again significantly exceeded the promised 566 km. BMW iX xDrive50: E-SUV test winner in range U.S. magazine Edmunds named the 2022 … (Weiterlesen...)

Antworten Like

Back to top button