Forum for the entire range of BMW electric vehicles
Random lines
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW iX Forums BMW iX Discussions

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-24-2021, 05:05 AM   #1
Mani59
BMW Miniature Collector!
United Kingdom
5085
Rep
7,030
Posts

Drives: E39 530i Champ. & E46 330i Inv
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Leicestershire

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
BMW iX Walk Around & Review by BMW USA

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
A quick walk around video by the chaps at BMW USA

__________________


Visit my (mainly) BMW gallery http://jetone.co.uk and my WIP BMW Scale Miniatures Model gallery https://bmwminiatures.co.uk/
Appreciate 2
      08-24-2021, 08:27 AM   #2
eddiehaug
Lieutenant
eddiehaug's Avatar
Norway
401
Rep
401
Posts

Drives: 330e Touring xDrive M-Sport
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Norway

iTrader: (0)

Another innovation is that, believe it or not, it costs the same as an X5 but it feels like you were sitting in a VW ID4.
__________________
Car: 330e Touring xDrive G21, 2021 (from 11/2020) | Country: Norway | Software version: 07/2021.50 | Maps version: 2021-3
-
On order: i4M50
Appreciate 6
Game1554.50
///M TOWN5189.50
GuyOh475.50
sebseb36.50
      08-24-2021, 09:03 AM   #3
Saphirschwarz
Major
Saphirschwarz's Avatar
Belgium
1011
Rep
1,350
Posts

Drives: M2
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Appreciate 0
      08-24-2021, 10:20 AM   #4
Game
Major General
Game's Avatar
United_States
1555
Rep
7,473
Posts

Drives: Audi S5. Previously N54 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago'ish

iTrader: (24)

Wow 83.2k starting price. That's a pretty penny.
__________________
Appreciate 1
///M TOWN5189.50
      08-24-2021, 02:05 PM   #5
GuyOh
Colonel
GuyOh's Avatar
Canada
476
Rep
2,184
Posts

Drives: 2016 LB M2 / 2020 X5 40i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver B.C.

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 335i  [0.00]
I still don't get why bmw made the exterior look like a giant i3. The i3 was universally panned as an ugly looking vehicle. They should have based the exterior design off their best selling SAVs. I totally would have been in the market or considered this if they based the exterior design off the universally praised good looking x5
Appreciate 2
      08-24-2021, 03:51 PM   #6
reward72
Private
196
Rep
89
Posts

Drives: 2018 M240xi
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Quebec

iTrader: (0)

Why do most car makers think they need to come with all new (ugly) styling for their electric cars?? Give me an X5 with the exact same look as the current model. This thing is so ugly it hurts. It's almost like they want electric cars to fail. Outside the Taycan and Audi equivalent there is no EV out there I would want to spend my money on - everything else is bland or downright repulsive.
Appreciate 4
      08-24-2021, 03:52 PM   #7
Game
Major General
Game's Avatar
United_States
1555
Rep
7,473
Posts

Drives: Audi S5. Previously N54 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago'ish

iTrader: (24)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyOh View Post
I still don't get why bmw made the exterior look like a giant i3. The i3 was universally panned as an ugly looking vehicle. They should have based the exterior design off their best selling SAVs. I totally would have been in the market or considered this if they based the exterior design off the universally praised good looking x5
If BMW focused on making this thing look like an X5, they'd have a winner. But they just want to make sure everyone knows it's a weirdo electric car. Audi is doing it right and they'll surely outsell this car.
__________________
Appreciate 4
cfm56d7b3562.50
Masander238.00
IB M2045.00
stein_325i17297.00
      08-24-2021, 06:19 PM   #8
cfm56d7b
Major General
United_States
3563
Rep
7,790
Posts

Drives: 2017 440i Gran Coupe & 2015 X5
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (2)

The more information becomes available about iX, the more I am inclined to believe this is a 0.7 version of what the vehicle ought to be. Will wait for iX 2.0 but consider i4 first.
Appreciate 0
      08-24-2021, 07:56 PM   #9
itWorks
New Member
18
Rep
10
Posts

Drives: BMW X5
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (0)

Being an X5 owner, I agree 100%.
Appreciate 0
      08-24-2021, 08:45 PM   #10
Socaldriver
Private
Socaldriver's Avatar
United_States
65
Rep
68
Posts

Drives: BMW G05 hybrid
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyOh View Post
I still don't get why bmw made the exterior look like a giant i3. The i3 was universally panned as an ugly looking vehicle. They should have based the exterior design off their best selling SAVs. I totally would have been in the market or considered this if they based the exterior design off the universally praised good looking x5
Same here. I don't know how BMW gave the green light on this fugly looking box of a car. Who ever approved this thing shouldn't be in that position. Unbelievable!
Appreciate 1
IB M2045.00
      08-24-2021, 08:46 PM   #11
TheBingoBalls
Brigadier General
TheBingoBalls's Avatar
Canada
2027
Rep
3,968
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
I really want to sit in on the design meeting to see how they decided on the current design of current-gen BMW's and the LCI's. I really do.
Appreciate 1
IB M2045.00
      08-24-2021, 08:50 PM   #12
Socaldriver
Private
Socaldriver's Avatar
United_States
65
Rep
68
Posts

Drives: BMW G05 hybrid
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by reward72 View Post
Why do most car makers think they need to come with all new (ugly) styling for their electric cars?? Give me an X5 with the exact same look as the current model. This thing is so ugly it hurts. It's almost like they want electric cars to fail. Outside the Taycan and Audi equivalent there is no EV out there I would want to spend my money on - everything else is bland or downright repulsive.
I hear you! What were they thinking?! I have the G05 hybrid and it's a good looking design. It seems that the ignorant people that gave the go ahead are a bunch of yes people. They don't have the balls to say it's ugly!
Appreciate 1
IB M2045.00
      08-24-2021, 08:57 PM   #13
ghaffari46
Lieutenant
449
Rep
423
Posts

Drives: bmw m3 e90
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: us

iTrader: (0)

Are these people are the same ones who designed i8??
Probably not!
Appreciate 0
      08-24-2021, 10:19 PM   #14
nosnoop
Captain
Canada
440
Rep
892
Posts

Drives: 5 Series
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Socaldriver View Post
I don't know how BMW gave the green light on this fugly looking box of a car. Who ever approved this thing shouldn't be in that position. Unbelievable!
This is getting old. Every time a post from this forum made it to the front page, we get a bunch of people coming here attacking its looks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
If BMW focused on making this thing look like an X5, they'd have a winner. But they just want to make sure everyone knows it's a weirdo electric car. Audi is doing it right and they'll surely outsell this car.
Count me out.
I don't want it to be just another X5 (and I am driving a G05 X5).

The verdict is still out, and we'll see which designer got it right.
Appreciate 0
      08-24-2021, 11:40 PM   #15
phantom701
Private First Class
phantom701's Avatar
United_States
29
Rep
127
Posts

Drives: 2016 340i
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nosnoop View Post
This is getting old. Every time a post from this forum made it to the front page, we get a bunch of people coming here attacking its looks.


Count me out.
I don't want it to be just another X5 (and I am driving a G05 X5).

The verdict is still out, and we'll see which designer got it right.

I agree. I prefer a modern looking car with innovative tech.

The i4 is a HUGE disappointment as it looks like a 440i with a battery pack slapped on. Completely BORING!!!

The iX at least is unique though it is still far behind other electric vehicle. I hope it's not going to be another case where BMW thought it's the best thing since slice bread only to be mocked by Sandy Munro.
Appreciate 0
      08-25-2021, 12:21 AM   #16
GuyOh
Colonel
GuyOh's Avatar
Canada
476
Rep
2,184
Posts

Drives: 2016 LB M2 / 2020 X5 40i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver B.C.

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by phantom701 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by nosnoop View Post
This is getting old. Every time a post from this forum made it to the front page, we get a bunch of people coming here attacking its looks.


Count me out.
I don't want it to be just another X5 (and I am driving a G05 X5).

The verdict is still out, and we'll see which designer got it right.

I agree. I prefer a modern looking car with innovative tech.

The i4 is a HUGE disappointment as it looks like a 440i with a battery pack slapped on. Completely BORING!!!

The iX at least is unique though it is still far behind other electric vehicle. I hope it's not going to be another case where BMW thought it's the best thing since slice bread only to be mocked by Sandy Munro.
Unique does not mean it has to be ugly. The i8 was unique and good looking. The IX is just ugly
Appreciate 1
IB M2045.00
      08-25-2021, 12:58 AM   #17
nosnoop
Captain
Canada
440
Rep
892
Posts

Drives: 5 Series
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyOh View Post
Unique does not mean it has to be ugly. The i8 was unique and good looking. The IX is just ugly
Let's just say it's YOUR opinion.
There is no point repeating this ad nauseum in a dedicated iX forum intended for potential iX buyers, and those who are interested in the iX.
Appreciate 0
      08-25-2021, 02:57 AM   #18
Game
Major General
Game's Avatar
United_States
1555
Rep
7,473
Posts

Drives: Audi S5. Previously N54 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago'ish

iTrader: (24)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nosnoop View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Socaldriver View Post
I don't know how BMW gave the green light on this fugly looking box of a car. Who ever approved this thing shouldn't be in that position. Unbelievable!
This is getting old. Every time a post from this forum made it to the front page, we get a bunch of people coming here attacking its looks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
If BMW focused on making this thing look like an X5, they'd have a winner. But they just want to make sure everyone knows it's a weirdo electric car. Audi is doing it right and they'll surely outsell this car.
Count me out.
I don't want it to be just another X5 (and I am driving a G05 X5).

The verdict is still out, and we'll see which designer got it right.
I wouldn't want it to look like another X5 either, BUT I think it'd sell quite well. Honestly if this car would tone down the grills, it'd be a decent looking car.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-25-2021, 08:12 AM   #19
wesleyan92
Lieutenant
wesleyan92's Avatar
447
Rep
543
Posts

Drives: 2021 M5 Comp
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Dallas TX

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2021 BMW M5  [0.00]
The dude doing the video walkthrough is so meh and bland. Get someone else who can inject a bit more enthusiasm.
__________________
2021 M5 Carbon Black/Midrand Beige - current || 2021 X7 40i Amertin metallic with Ivory white merino
2019 M5 F90 || 2018 X5 s35i || 2017 M5 F10 with Arkapovic Exhaust || 2016 535 || 2012 535 hated it after the E60 || 2010 535 E60 - my fav || 2008 528 E60 my first
Appreciate 0
      08-25-2021, 11:45 AM   #20
SteveinArizona
Brigadier General
United_States
2471
Rep
3,541
Posts

Drives: BMW 530e
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Greater Phoenix

iTrader: (0)

BMW has totally lost its design skills. This is so ugly. I love my BMW PHEV and would like a BMW BEV when I am ready to replace my 530e but at this time, I think I will end up looking elsewhere. What a shame.

I was at the UDE yesterday. I still dislike the bugs bunny grills on cars but there was an IX on display and the taller, fatter grill design fits the taller, flatter front end much better. While I would still prefer a more horizontal grill design, it is not that bad on the big SUV.

Last edited by SteveinArizona; 10-09-2021 at 10:36 AM.. Reason: update
Appreciate 0
      08-25-2021, 04:03 PM   #21
patbrass
Second Lieutenant
44
Rep
210
Posts

Drives: M2 LBB, 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

I love the looks of the iX and even though I also like the X5 a lot, I don't agree they should just keep the same look for a brand new EV.

EVs need to look different because they represent the future.

But I do agree the front grille is a bit too much and I wish they would have toned it down after the initial bad reviews. It does look better than on the i4 though and it grows on me, so by the time I get my iX, I might love the front as much as I love the rest of the exterior.

Interior is awesome all around.
Appreciate 0
      08-26-2021, 12:33 AM   #22
electric2021
Private
Finland
28
Rep
90
Posts

Drives: X5 45e
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Finland

iTrader: (0)

Exterior is ok. The problem is the interior - itís like youíre sitting in a cheap vw.

StillÖ Porsche managed to make their taycan look unique from inside and outside. And itís not ugly.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 PM.




bmw
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST