Final Winter Testing For Upcoming BMW iX1 EV

Could 10, 2022

Munich. The countdown is on for the 3rd era of the BMW X1 – and for the to start with completely electrically powered Sporting activities Action Car or truck (SAV) in the premium compact section. The new BMW iX1 (electrical electric power consumption blended: 18.4 – 17.3 kWh/100 km in the WLTP cycle CO2 emissions: g/km electric variety: 413 – 438 km [257 – 272 miles] in the WLTP cycle figures in the NEDC cycle: – predicted values centered on the car’s latest phase of advancement) has now successfully accomplished driving dynamics testing at the BMW Group’s winter screening centre in Arjeplog, northern Sweden. On snow-protected roadways and specifically ready ice tracks around the town of Arjeplog near to the Arctic Circle, it joined the conventionally run and plug-in hybrid variants of the new BMW X1 in passing built-in application assessments for its powertrain and chassis devices. One more totally electric product from the BMW Group has as a result reached the last stage of series growth method.

This take a look at of toughness and endurance in bitterly cold temperatures and wintery highway situations subjected the electric motors, electric powered all-wheel-drive engineering, superior-voltage battery, electricity electronics and charging technologies of the BMW iX1 to a especially exacting evaluation. Its fifth-era BMW eDrive technological know-how makes use of the newest battery mobile technologies and intelligently managed heat administration to empower brief charging times and a lengthy range, even in extraordinary sub-zero temperatures. With two electrical motors (one at the front axle and 1 at the rear), whose power supply is coordinated specifically to optimise traction and dynamic performance, and its incredibly rapidly-performing near-actuator wheel slip limitation tech, the BMW iX1 is perfectly geared up to provide assured progress over any terrain.

At the BMW Group’s winter screening centre in Arjeplog, the powertrain and chassis units of new models are set via a course of action of exceptionally detailed fantastic-tuning. Snow-lined roads and areas of frozen lakes geared up specially for these tests programmes current the BMW Group’s advancement and testing engineers with the ideal disorders in which to hone the interplay of the motors, electrical all-wheel-push technological know-how and suspension command techniques at the longitudinal and lateral dynamic limitations. The ice surfaces, in individual, supply the great, reproducible disorders in which to check out in element and optimise how the powertrain and chassis operate collectively. This intense tests programme lays the foundations for reliably safe, certain driving attributes – with the sporting edge motorists anticipate of a BMW – and a nicely settled over-all automobile knowledge.

The BMW iX1 is the brand’s third SAV to aspect a purely electrical drive process and will be additional to the product selection immediately after the start of the new BMW X1, which is scheduled to get underway in autumn 2022. The entirely electrically run model is dependent on a adaptable auto architecture and will be generated on the exact same assembly line as the combustion-engined and plug-in hybrid variants of the compact SAV.