The 2022 BMW iX Is the Women’s World Car Of the Year Large SUV Winner

The 2022 BMW iX is a great SUV. It’s one of the best large luxury SUVs out there, and now it has the title of Women’s World Car Of the Year for large SUVs to prove it. What makes the iX so great, and how much does it cost? Let’s take a look at one of the best luxury SUVs on the market today.

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29 September 2021, Bavaria, Garching: A BMW iX is seen during a BMW press event. Photo: Matthias Balk/dpa (Photo by Matthias Balk/picture alliance via Getty Images)

The 2022 BMW iX take the Women’s World Car Of the Year

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The 2022 BMW iX is the Women’s World Car of the Year in the large SUV category, and it’s no surprise. To find the award winners, 56 journalists from over 40 countries tested vehicles that were produced between January 1 and December 31, 2021. According to BMW Blog, the judges will pick an overall winner for the Car of the Year award on March 8, 2022, which is International Women’s Day.

There are a total of six categories that the judges, all women, will choose from. Current category winners include the 2022 Peugeot 308 in the Urban Model category, the 2022 Kia Sportage as the Family SUV, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E in the Large Car category, the iX as the Large SUV, the 2022 Audi e-Tron GT in Performance Car, and the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe as the winner of the 4×4 category.

Is the iX fully electric?

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Yes, the 2022 BMW iX is fully electric. The xDrive 50 has two motors, one for each axle, and together they make 516 hp and 564 lb-ft of torque. It only comes with all-wheel drive. The iX can get up to 300 miles on a single charge, making it competitive with other electric SUVs on the market.

The next level up, the 2022 BMW iX M60, is more powerful than the base model. It gets up to 532 hp and 749 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a Sport Boost mode, which makes the iX faster at a 0 to 60 time of 3.6 seconds compared to the base model’s 4.6 seconds. Yet that will cost you in range, as the M60 gets only about 280 miles on a full charge.

How much is the 2022 iX?

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The 2022 BMW iX price starts at $84,195, which is a pretty hefty price tag, even for the best large luxury SUV. There’s currently no price on the iX M60 because it won’t be out until 2023. However, the BMW iX comes with enough features that unless you have a serious need for speed, you should be just fine with the xDrive 50.

The 2022 BMW iX xDrive 50 comes wtih 20-inch wheels, a panormaic sunroof, and heated front seats. It has up-to-date technology with a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch digital cluster. It’s also equipped with a 12-speaker sound system, six USB ports, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, it has simulated leather, which will appeal to those who want to avoid real leather.

All in all, the 2022 BMW iX is a high-quality vehicle. It’s no surprise that it’s the Women’s World Car of the Year large SUV winner. The real question is, can it win it all on March 8? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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