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      06-19-2022, 10:08 AM   #1
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BMW iX xDrive50 goes 345 miles in InsideEVs range test, beating EPA figure by 6.5%!

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The iX ended up blowing past its 324-mile EPA range rating by 6.5% and finishing up with 345 miles on the trip gauge when the battery was fully depleted. Very few EVs are able to exceed their EPA range rating while being driven at 70 mph, and even fewer do it by as much as 6.5%.
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Yesterday drove from SF to Santa Maria : 225 miles 3 hours
Got a consumption of 2.8 m/kwh. But was pushing the car at 80.
I have been impressed with range.
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That's a great result, it would be super interesting to see the 22" wheels tested, and the M60.
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That's a great result, it would be super interesting to see the 22" wheels tested, and the M60.
yes ... very interested in this particular test
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I've been very impressed with the range as well.

I've been getting 550-575 km of range on a mix of city and highway!
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I was consistently doing 75-85 on the way from NJ to Boston and back this weekend. Averaged 3.3 kwh/mi on the trip. Consistent with these results. Got 150kw rate on the 150kw charger up to 80% and 175kw rate on the 350kw charger up 80%.

Tesla should be very worried.

Also to note, i've not once yet had an Electrify America charging failure in 20+ attempts. I consistently see people have issues in Ioniq 5's, Mach-Es, etc, while i just plug in and charge.

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The comment section on that article is getting a fair amount of attention, by InsideEVs standards. The commenters either seem impressed, or want to defend Tesla as still being the best in some way or another.
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The comment section on that article is getting a fair amount of attention, by InsideEVs standards. The commenters either seem impressed, or want to defend Tesla as still being the best in some way or another.
The Teslarati were worried about Ford and VW, and this snuck up on them. Its a grand slam winner, build quality is impeccable, range consistent, and the car is dead quiet and rides like a pillow.

Tesla wasn't prepared for BMW making a better product, despite making the i3 at the same time Tesla launched the Model S.
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So more expensive, slower, and 75% range of x5 m50i… someone who isn't biased with an order in explain why the switch is worth it?

Don't say fuel prices. It's an 80k car, that's irrelevant.
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So more expensive, slower, and 75% range of x5 m50i… someone who isn't biased with an order in explain why the switch is worth it?

Don't say fuel prices. It's an 80k car, that's irrelevant.
I came out of an X4MC into it, and its more quiet, better damped and faster in daily driving than any other car i've ever driven. In NJ, you don't pay sales tax on EVs, you get the $7500 federal tax credit, you get 2 year free charging (thats about $4800 in my estimation) and you get $2000 back from PSEG for a home L2 charger + Circuit.

To me it was a no brainer to make the switch. Found it much more luxurious than a standard X5 but i wasn't considering one personally (either was keeping my X4MC, getting an X5MC or getting the iX and opted for the iX).
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So more expensive, slower, and 75% range of x5 m50i… someone who isn't biased with an order in explain why the switch is worth it?

Don't say fuel prices. It's an 80k car, that's irrelevant.
I came out of an X4MC into it, and its more quiet, better damped and faster in daily driving than any other car i've ever driven. In NJ, you don't pay sales tax on EVs, you get the $7500 federal tax credit, you get 2 year free charging (thats about $4800 in my estimation) and you get $2000 back from PSEG for a home L2 charger + Circuit.

To me it was a no brainer to make the switch. Found it much more luxurious than a standard X5 but i wasn't considering one personally (either was keeping my X4MC, getting an X5MC or getting the iX and opted for the iX).
Hey fair enough thanks for the input. X4MC is sweet though but I'm sure the comfort is nice
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Hey fair enough thanks for the input. X4MC is sweet though but I'm sure the comfort is nice
Yeah i think the real selling point of the car is the ride quality, the lack of interior noise, and the comfortable power delivery. Thats the reason to spend the money. The incentives tip it over. Its not to save on gas prices.

Also to make a statement about wanting to be "green" and worry about being more environmentally conscious. But there are cheaper cars you can buy if you want to do that.
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So more expensive, slower, and 75% range of x5 m50i… someone who isn't biased with an order in explain why the switch is worth it?

Don't say fuel prices. It's an 80k car, that's irrelevant.
Nothing is worth going back to standing in blowing snow filling up a car at the pump every week, and I'm totally serious. I hate stopping at the pump every damn week. Also the instant torque is addicting.
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Yesterday drove from SF to Santa Maria : 225 miles 3 hours
Got a consumption of 2.8 m/kwh. But was pushing the car at 80.
I have been impressed with range.
If you want to "hyper" mile in non-eco mode, I find using "B" around town (from house to highway) and then switching to "D" on the highway with adaptive for better coasting is a good strategy.

This car seems to be more efficient on the highway than in the city in "D" with adaptive, but also seems to add a decent amount to average when in full regen.

I find this strategy usually gets me to 3.3 avg in almost every situation so far.
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So more expensive, slower, and 75% range of x5 m50iÖ someone who isn't biased with an order in explain why the switch is worth it?

Don't say fuel prices. It's an 80k car, that's irrelevant.
I just traded in my Ď22 X5 M50i for a 22 iX. MSRP was within $3k for both cars, both fully loaded with the options available at the time (ie only Harman Kardan on the X5). So itís not more expensive for a roughly equivalent spec. Had B&W been available the X5 would have cost more.

On paper theyíre very similar for speed metrics. The iX feels faster. You canít argue with instant torque. Nothing beats a v8 at WOT (except maybe a flat 6 at 9k RPM), so already miss that. Arguing one being absolutely faster than the other is fruitless. The iX certainly isnít slower though.

Range is less in the iX. The X5 showed 388 miles on a full tank and Iím getting 3.0 m/kWh so far with spirited driving, which would get around 315 miles. You canít discount the cost of gas right now, as a full tank was pushing over $100 easily. Itís not the only reason to switch of course. But you canít ignore it.

In fairness, there are a few things that i consider downgrades from the X5:
- no v8 sound
- less cargo space
- less plush and luxurious overall
- the plastic piece in the headrest - Why?
- lack of sun shades on back seat windows
- climate control via screen rather than buttons

With that said, I donít regret switching at all. The B&W is an experience, the car rides extremely comfortably, and it feels like itís truly the next generation of driving.
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So more expensive, slower, and 75% range of x5 m50i… someone who isn't biased with an order in explain why the switch is worth it?

Don't say fuel prices. It's an 80k car, that's irrelevant.
Nothing to do with being green. I have a MY20 X5 with every option available then - Luggage Package, H&C cupholders, Night Vision, lasers, M Sport, Full Merino, B&W. iX is inbound in a couple of weeks. And it's a $100k car with my options. Because 99% of my driving now is within 50 miles of home, it's a BMW, it has most of the luxury features I optioned on my X5, it actually drives better than my X5, and it costs $5 with my rates for a fillup - which I can do in my garage. Last time I topped up my X5 was over $100, and it's only going to get worse (and actually that is relevant in this scenario). I've traded every 2-3 years-ish anyway, and it's probably a wash cost-wise over a new gasoline car, but for me the convenience is worth it. The driving dynamics is just icing, and we have a matching MY20 X5 if we decide to drive to Alaska next week. Although I might stretch the legs on the iX as the infrastructure grows....
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So more expensive, slower, and 75% range of x5 m50iÖ someone who isn't biased with an order in explain why the switch is worth it?

Don't say fuel prices. It's an 80k car, that's irrelevant.
Price is about the same and seems like iX is faster than X5 M50i

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I came out of an X4MC into it, and its more quiet, better damped and faster in daily driving than any other car i've ever driven. In NJ, you don't pay sales tax on EVs, you get the $7500 federal tax credit, you get 2 year free charging (thats about $4800 in my estimation) and you get $2000 back from PSEG for a home L2 charger + Circuit.

To me it was a no brainer to make the switch. Found it much more luxurious than a standard X5 but i wasn't considering one personally (either was keeping my X4MC, getting an X5MC or getting the iX and opted for the iX).
Can you please tell where to get that program details for PSEG. Iíve see rebate for charges for PSEG Long Island, but not NJ
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Take that Tesla! I have ridden around and been in the iX and I can confidently say that Tesla has nothing on BMW for quality control and innovation.

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For something that have such low interest and sells so little, and costs so much - how and why are automakers dumping so much money into BEV?

This is pretty ugly, but for people who want an X5 suv, itís a nice Electric alternative. But to be near cost parity with a gas powered car - in this economy (with a lithium shortage) BMW isnít even trying to make their cars reasonably reflect market costs.

I just feel sorry for then 2nd and 3rd owner of these cars - itís essentially a brick in less than 10 years with battery degradation factored in
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I've noticed the quality of the discussion really goes downhill when a post makes it to the main Bimmerpost page.
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