BMW iX1, winter tests of the new electric SUV concluded

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BMW is completing the development of its new iX1 electric SUV which we already have ; spoken several times thanks to a series of spy photos that have emerged over the past few months. Now, the German carmaker has announced that its new model has completed winter tests which took place at its test center in Arjeplog, northern Sweden, near the Arctic Circle. Within the same site, the brand has tested the new generation of the BMW X1 which will be; also proposed with a Plug-in powertrain.

Speaking of its new electric model, the manufacturer also shared a series of photos showing the iX1 in action on the snows of northern Sweden.

DOUBLE ELECTRIC MOTOR

The images show a car obviously still in disguise. However, thanks to past spy photos we already had; got to observe different aspects of its design. The German brand said that the tests that took place in its test center in Sweden allowed it to whip various elements of the new electric model including the battery, charging, powertrain, all-wheel drive and suspension.

The fact that BMW speaks openly about all-wheel drive is; a very interesting detail. Indeed, this means that the BMW iX1 will be; also proposed with two electric motors . Speaking of the engines, the German brand is & egrave; limited to stating that it will use; fifth generation eDrive systems.

Unfortunately, performance details were not disclosed. Furthermore, we do not know how many variants of the BMW iX1 will be proposed and if all will have the double electric motor and, therefore, all-wheel drive. On the range front, BMW talks about 413 & ndash; 438 km according to the WLTP cycle (18.4 & ndash; 17.3 kWh/100 km).

When it will debut & agrave; the new BMW iX1? The automaker claims it will be & agrave; launched immediately after the presentation of the new generation of the BMW X1 which will be; announced in the fall. This new electric SUV & egrave; a very important model for the electrification strategy of the German manufacturer. In a few months we will finally be able to discover all its secrets. It is possible, however, that BMW may share some further details before then.

The electric model will be; produced within the same line as the endothermic and Plug-in versions of the new generation of the BMW X1.

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