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BMW iX1 eDrive20

New entry-level BMW iX1 eDrive20

The BMW iX1 eDrive20 has been revealed, joining the iX1 xDrive30. The new entry-level model still offers a respectable power output of 204 hp (with temporary boost), a 0 to 62 mph acceleration time of 8.6 seconds, and a longer electric range than the iX1 xDrive30 – up to 296 miles (WLTP) from its 64.7 kWh battery.

The iX1 eDrive20 uses the company’s fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, with a drive unit on the front axle. It can rapid charge at up to 130 kW, when a 10% – 80% charge can take just 29 minutes. It can also charge at up to 11 kW AC (using three-phase workplace charging in the UK), when a 0% – 100% charge can be achieved within 6.5 hours. Three-phase AC charging of up to 22 kW is available as an option, which reduces charging time to 3.45 hours.

BMW’s latest iDrive features the new BMW Operating System 9 with an improved menu structure and a redesigned start screen with ‘QuickSelect’, which enables functions to be accessed directly without having to switch between various sub-menus.

The iX1 eDrive20 – which most people would describe as a compact SUV, but BMW instead calls it a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) – is available with Sport, xLine and M Sport trim levels.

The iX1 eDrive20 will be available for delivery in the UK from the start of production in November 2023 at a price of £44,560 for the Sport model, £46,560 for the xLine trim, and £49,310 for the M Sport model.