Is Anyone Really Going to Buy the 2022 BMW iX Electric SUV?

BMW recently produced a fully electric SUV model. The 2022 BMW iX is a luxury midsize SUV that provides performance and comfort. Is anyone actually going to buy the expensive luxury SUV?

How much will the BMW iX cost?

BMW offers two different iX models: the iX xDrive50 and the iX M60. The former starts at $83,200. The latter starts at $105,100. Both luxury electric SUVs are eligible for the full federal electric vehicle tax credit of $7,500 as of the spring of 2022.

A blue 2022 BMW iX electric SUV is parked with water in the background.
The 2022 BMW iX | BMW

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The tax incentive brings the iX xDrive50’s price closer to $75,700. The iX M60’s price is closer to $97,600 after the incentive. The iX electric SUV is by no means affordable, but the German automaker isn’t targeting the average consumer with this new model.

The BMW iX is made for the wealthy. It’s meant to become the creme de la creme of electric SUVs in the next few years. Its features give the vehicle a great chance at the top spot. The luxury electric SUV space is slowly emerging, and it has been long dominated by Tesla.

The iX is a battle cry from BMW. The automaker, like most of its rivals, realizes that electric vehicles are the future. The i4 and iX are meant to dominate the luxury EV space in the years to come by providing BMW’s special brand of style, comfort, and opulence.

Is the 2022 BMW iX worth the money?

The i4 and iX are much more expensive than the average new vehicle price, so it’ll be practically unattainable for many Americans, especially as inflation rages on. BMW has once again given the average consumer something to strive for and developed another status symbol for the world’s affluent.

The interior of a red 2022 BMW iX electric SUV.
The interior of a 2022 BMW iX | BMW

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The iX has a max horsepower of 516 horses. It has a max range of up to 324 miles. The electric SUV can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds. It can replenish 90 miles of driving range in about 10 minutes using DC fast charging.

The 2022 BMW iX comes standard with perforated SensaTec upholstery, a floating center console, and an upholstered instrument panel with stitching.

How many BMW iX models have been sold?

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According to InsideEVs, BMW has sold 347 BMW iX electric luxury SUVs thus far. Consumers aren’t exactly trampling each other to get in line for a new iX, but the EV has clearly intrigued some drivers.

The iX isn’t likely to become the most popular electric SUV anytime soon, but it’s certainly in the running for the most luxurious EV. Will the BMW iX become the electric luxury SUV of the future, or is its starting price too high to become popular? We’ll see how the German automaker’s new electric vehicle sells in the years to come.

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