BMW's iX1 has a WLTP range of 272 miles and is still scheduled to launch in 2022
Small and nimble electric SUVs are in high demand in many markets around the world, which is why the German automaker BMW plans to enter this highly popular market segment as soon as possible. With the iX and iX3, BMW only offers a mid-size and large all-electric SUV so far, but the upcoming 2022 release of the smaller BMW iX1 could finally change that.
According to a report by InsideEVs, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse has once again confirmed the planned 2022 launch for the BMW iX1, even though certain shortages of various components have apparently cast some doubts on this rather tight time table. Either way, BMW has now revealed details regarding the range and power consumption of the iX1 on its official German website.
The compact electric SUV will feature a WLTP range of 256 to 272 miles per charge, which is almost on par with the 286 miles of range of its big brother, the iX3. Furthermore, the BMW iX1 will consume 17.3 to 18.4 kWh of energy per 100 km (62 miles). Similar to the BMW X3 and iX3, the exterior design of the BMW iX1 is not expected to be much different compared to the well-known BMW X1 with internal combustion engines. As already mentioned, the BMW iX1 is mostly designed for European markets and is therefore unlikely to be released on the North American market.