Notebookcheck Logo

BMW iX xDrive50 pummels the Tesla Model X in a real-world range test

The BMW iX xDrive50 has received much praise for its 377 miles of real-world range in a recent review (Image: BMW)
The BMW iX xDrive50 has received much praise for its 377 miles of real-world range in a recent review (Image: BMW)
With an impressive range of 377 miles per charge in Edmund's real-world range test, the BMW iX xDrive50 easily surpassed its official EPA range and also bested the popular Tesla Model X by a quite significant margin.

After the German automaker's largest and most expensive electric SUV, the BMW iX, officially launched on its home market in November of last year, affluent buyers in North America now also get the chance to enjoy the battery-powered mid-size SUV from Bavaria after a slight delay. In a comprehensive range test conducted by a well-known US-based automotive website, the competitor to the successful Tesla Model X has now posted particularly strong numbers.

To be more precise, Edmunds has now put a basically fully equipped model of the BMW iX xDrive50 through its paces. The vehicle in question was equipped with the optional 22-inch wheels, and the real-world range test of the Tesla Model X competitor was conducted at optimal ambient temperatures of approximately 73 degrees Fahrenheit. As usual, the range test consisted of 60 percent city driving and 40 percent highway driving. In the end, the BMW iX xDrive50 achieved an outstanding range of 377 miles per charge as it exceeded its official EPA range rating by a noteworthy 19.7 percent or 62 miles.

It was determined that the BMW iX xDrive50's energy consumption amounted to just 32 kWh per 100 miles, which is a formidably efficient result for such a bulky and heavy electric mid-size SUV that weighs more than 5,700 pounds. In Edmund's ranking of electric cars with the longest real-world range, the BMW iX thereby managed to beat every single SUV competitor and now sits in a strong fourth place. Only two electric Mercedes sedans and the Lucid Air Dream have an even longer real-world range per charge than the BMW iX xDrive50. The arguably most popular competitor, the 2020 Tesla Model X Long Range, is in a distant 16th place with a real-world range of just 294 miles, a whopping 83 miles less than its German counterpart.

Order the Pulsar Plus Level 2 Electric Vehicle Smart Charger on Amazon

Source(s)

Edmunds, Image: BMW

Read all 23 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
.170
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2022 07 > BMW iX xDrive50 pummels the Tesla Model X in a real-world range test
Enrico Frahn, 2022-07-24 (Update: 2022-07-24)