The BMW X1 2023 model has been redesigned for the year, and the new lineup includes an electric model known as the iX1.
It was released on Tuesday alongside the regular 2023 X1, though has not yet been confirmed for sale in the United States
The redesigned X1’s platform is BMW Group’s FAAR platform designed for compact cars and crossovers. The iX1 uses a modified version of this platform that includes a battery whose usable power is stored on a 64.7-kilowatt-hour floor.
The iX1 was released in a single xDrive30 grade, featuring a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system and a maximum output of 308 hp. The BMW quotes a time of 5.6 seconds with a time of 0-62 mph and a maximum speed of 112 mph. It is possible that there will also be a single-motor setup like the 2022 i4.
The electric motors are housed in the BMW Group’s fifth-generation design and modular drive unit that combines a single motor with a single speed transmission and power control unit.
BMW i4 production and technology
Meanwhile, the battery has the features of intelligent controlled heat management to enable short charging time and a decent range even in extremely low temperatures. BMW estimates a range of at least 250 miles.
The new X1 will be sold in the US later this year in a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 powered single xDrive28i grade that is good for 241 hp.
The X1 will also receive a performance grade with an internal-combustion engine, which is supposed to be called the X1 M35i. Don’t be surprised if we also see the iX1 get a performance grade at some point, like the i60’s M60 and i7’s M70 grade.
Production of all X1 models will be conducted at a BMW Group plant in Leipzig, Germany.
By the end of 2023, the iX1 is one of 13 BMW Group electric cars. Others that have not been released include the electric version of the redesigned Mini Hardtop and Mini Countryman, a new mini crossover probably called the Paceman, and an electric version of the redesigned 5-Series.