All-electric BMW iX xDrive40 variants launched, booking opens at RM5,000

By CARSIFU | 26 August 2021


KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group Malaysia has affirmed its move into full electric mobility with a slew of new electric vehicles (EVs) from the BMW i range.

The company today launched the  iX xDrive40, iX xDrive40 Sport, and the iX xDrive50 Sport. Plans are afoot to introduce the iX3 and the i4 eDrive40 later.

The iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive40 Sport come with retail pricing of RM419,630 and RM472,630 respectively.

If extended warranty, service package and power package consisting of BMW i Wallbox and public charging cable are included, prices go up to RM440,400 and RM493,400 for the iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive40 Sport respectively.

Both electric vehicles are now available for booking on the BMW Shop Online platform via https://shop.bmw.com.my/ at a fee of RM5,000.

iX xDrive 40 Sport.
iX xDrive 40 Sport.


With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive40 Sport can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM4,888 and RM5,478 respectively (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).

Registration of interest for the iX xDrive50, the iX3 and the i4 eDrive40 are also open on the official BMW website via their respective hyperlinks.

The last electric vehicle offered by BMW Group Malaysia was the i3s in 2019.

Owners of electric vehicles from the BMW i portfolio can also enjoy battery warranty of up to eight years or 160,000km, whichever comes first.

The first 50 customers to pre-book the iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive40 Sport will receive a pre-booking advantage, consisting of a free charging installation and a free 1-year public charging access.

The promotion is valid until Sept 22.  Terms and conditions apply.

iX xDrive50 Sport.
iX xDrive50 Sport.


The iX is the first of its kind to pioneer the Shy Tech concept which allows modern technology and innovation in the vehicle to discreetly blend in the background until needed.

The vehicle will also feature the very first BMW IconicSounds Electric – developed in collaboration with world-famous composer and Academy Awards winner, Hans Zimmer, offering owners an emotional driving experience with the unmistakable sounds of the BMW and BMW M models.

 

iX


The iX and its variants also promise an impressive WLTP range of up to 630km which is enough to dispel range anxiety among potential and existing EV owners.

The fully electric vehicle prides itself as a minimalist living space on wheels, offering sheer comfort on every journey.

The iX xDrive40 comes LED headlights while BMW Laserlights are standard on the iX xDrive40 Sport and iX xDrive50 Sport.

Additionally, the Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant features are standard for the BMW iX xDrive40, whereas the Sport variants arrive with the Driving Assistant Professional and Parking Assistant Plus.

READ MORE: BMW iX Specifications for Malaysia

The Sport variants are also exclusively equipped with Harman Kardon surround sound systems and the Interior Applications Clear & Bold offering – which consists of a control panel on the centre console made of sustainably produced, certified wood.

Exclusive to the iX xDrive50 Sport are Integral Active Steering and adaptive two-axle air suspension.

Meanwhile, the all-electric iX3 combines the driving dynamics and premium quality of the BMW X3, world’s best-selling premium mid-sized sports activity vehicle (SAV), with the increased performance and efficiency of the fifth generation BMW eDrive technology, making the iX3 the most anticipated vehicle in its segment.

iX3.
iX3.


Being a four-door gran coupe and the latest member of BMW's premium mid-sized passenger car family, the i4 eDrive40 comes with a specific focus on electric driving dynamics from the outset.

Featuring a futuristic sports appearance, the i4 eDrive40 offers the electrical power output of up to 340hp, a 0-100kph sprint time of 5.7 seconds and a WLTP electric driving range of up to 590km on a single charge.

BMW Group Malaysia managing director Hans de Visser said the line-up is a milestone for the BMW Group and BMW Group Malaysia.

“We have been in the driver’s seat in accelerating innovation, awareness on new and sustainable technology for the automotive industry, shaping the infrastructure for premium electrified vehicles in Malaysia since 2015.

“Our success in Malaysia today is cemented by our position as the leader in electrified mobility here, which is underlined by an impressive delivery of over 2,200 units of electrified vehicles last year alone,” he said.

i4 eDrive40.
i4 eDrive40.


De Visser also said the incoming fleet of electric vehicles from BMW i would present all the best possibilities of Sheer Electric Driving Pleasure to loyal BMW customers and EV enthusiasts alike in Malaysia, with no compromise.

“More importantly, it will also drive the All-New Sustainability Strategy for the BMW Group in Malaysia,” he said.

BMW Group Malaysia also has their eyes set on rapidly expanding the BMW i dealer network to key cities across the country.

DC fast chargers will also be installed at all BMW i dealers for public use to further accelerate the availability of charging infrastructures in Malaysia, along with rapid-charging DC chargers to be made available for quick on-the-go charging at selected dealerships nationwide.

“We look forward to reigniting local interest and uptake for electromobility, in foresight of the much-discussed upcoming Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint.

“We have partnered with GreenTech Malaysia from the very beginning to grow the local charging infrastructure network as part of our key strategies to shift Malaysia towards a low carbon mobility future.

“Moving forward, we aim to give Malaysians the confidence to choose electric for their next – or even first, drive.

“In fact, there are more plans set to activate in the upcoming months that will encourage a positive reception of this future-focused way of mobility, of which we hope will also be strengthened by the upcoming revision of government policies towards electromobility,” de Visser said.

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