BMW iX1: Munich's electric crossover goes testing

Published: 09 November 2020

► The X1 goes electric
► Expect a shorter range than the iX3
► Due 2022

BMW’s electric strategy is starting to take shape, and the car you’re looking at right now will have a large role in it. Our spy photographers have snapped fresh images of a BMW iX1 prototype, another BEV on Munich’s electric roadmap. 

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As you can tell from the name, the iX1 will be an electric variant of the X1 – something we’ve already seen BMW’s engineers testing at length. Now comes the turn of the all-electric version, which will be a more compact version of the recently revealed BMW iX3.

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Like its larger sibling, the iX1 should come with a few compromises over the standard X1 – think reduced boot space and therefore practicality – and it’s also likely to look the same, too: BMW hasn’t given up on adding blue highlights to its electrified models. Sadly. 

Expect the iX1 along with hybrid and ICE-only versions of the iX1 in 2022. 

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast

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