2023 BMW iX1 xDrive30 launched in Malaysia, RM286k – 440km range

BMW Malaysia has just launched the BMW iX1 xDrive30 at Malaysia Autoshow 2023, fetching a price of RM285,800. Available as a single variant only, the BMW iX1 xDrive30 is a new electric vehicle (EV) in the premium compact segment.

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Based on the all-new 3rd-generation BMW X1, the iX1 measures 4,500 mm long, 1,845 mm wide, and 1,616 mm tall. Its wheelbase measures 2,692 mm long. It is essentially 26 mm lower than its internal combustion engine (ICE) counterpart (the X1 xDrive23i). The lower height is attributed to its lower ground clearance of 170 mm as opposed to the X1’s 205-mm ground clearance. If you’re wondering, the iX1 rivals the likes of the Mercedes-Benz EQA and the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

On the outside, the Malaysian-spec BMW iX1 features the following as standard:

  • Adaptive LED headlights with high-beam assistant
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • 3D full LED taillights in a stylized L shape
  • Flush door handles
  • Welcome lights with illuminated vehicle environment
  • Front apron with air intake trims
  • Automatic tailgate operation
  • M Sport exterior
  • Chrome kidney grille surround
  • Kidney grille front slats in satinated aluminium
  • Distinctive design onside sills, wheel arch trims, and front and rear apron
  • M high-gloss Shadowline
  • M designation on both sides
  • 19-inch M light alloy wheels in Double-spoke style 871M bicolour
  • BMW Digital Key Plus

Powering the car is a dual-motor setup that makes a combined output of 313 hp and 494 Nm. Both the motors on the front and rear axles are identical permanent magnet synchronous motors which BMW refers to as Electrically Excited Synchronous Motors (EESM).

Naturally, the dual-motor setup provides an all-wheel drive (AWD) system. This accelerates the iX1 xDrive30 from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds, onward to a top speed of 180 km/h.

As for battery and range, the iX1 xDrive30 is equipped with a 64.7-kWh battery pack and this provides a total electric range of 440 km (WLTP). Charging can be done at a maximum rate of 11 kW with AC charging and 130 kW with DC charging. 11-kW AC charging brings the state of charge (SOC) from 0 to 100% in 6.5 hours. 130-kW DC charging brings the SOC from 10% to 80% in 29 minutes.

A summary of the BMW iX1 xDrive30’s electric drive system and handling-related specifications would be as such:

  • Drivetrain: Dual-motor AWD
  • Combined power output: 313 hp
  • Total torque: 494 Nm
  • 0-100 km/h: 5.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 180 km/h
  • Battery: 64.7 kWh
  • Range (WLTP): 440 km
  • Suspension: Adaptive M Suspension

Following the i4 and the iX, the iX1 also features the modern BMW Curved Display on the inside. It is a combination of a 10.25-inch and a 10.7-inch display with the former dedicated as a digital instrument cluster and the latter dedicated as a central head unit. The iX1 runs the latest BMW operating system 8 and is fitted with BMW Live Cokpit Professional as standard.

A summary of the standard interior equipment of the BMW iX1 xDrive 30 for Malaysia is as such:

  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.7-inch central head unit with BMW Operating System 8
  • Apple CarPlay and Android auto connectivity
  • Wireless charging tray
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional with Augmented view
  • M Leather steering wheel with multi-control function
  • Sport Boost shift paddle
  • M Headliner
  • Sport Seats for driver and front passenger with electric adjustment (memory function for driver)
  • Mirror Package
  • BMW IconicSounds Electric
  • BMW Heads-Up Display
  • Harman Kardon Hi-Fi loudspeaker system
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 490-litre boot space (1,495 litres with rear seats down)

In the safety department, the BMW iX1 is equipped with:

  • Driver Assistant Plus
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Speed Limiter
  • Attentiveness Assistant
  • Lane Departure Warning with active steering intervention
  • Front collision warning
  • Left turn warning
  • Speed Limit Info
  • Evasion Assistant
  • Tyre Pressure indicator

Priced at RM285,800, the BMW iX1 xDrive30 comes with the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership Experience. This includes:

  • BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
  • BMW 8-Year / 160,000 km Battery Warranty (whichever comes first)
  • BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
  • The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW Privileges Card
  • BMW Service Online



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