Published on August 26th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
All-Electric BMW iX Coming To Malaysia. Priced From RM420K
Pricing for the all-electric BMW iX has been previewed, with other electric BMWs being teased too.
BMW Group Malaysia today teased the arrival of its first all-electric vehicles to the country. The BMW i fleet, which includes the BMW iX, BMW iX3 and BMW i4 were all mentioned, however, only the BMW iX is open for pre-booking. Malaysian customers can still register their interest in the other two electric models.
BMW iX will come to Malaysia first
While no firm dates were given, the price list indicates that the pricing for the BMW iX will include SST. This means that it’s probably not going to be launched in 2021, as SST exemption expires at the end of the year.
Four variants will be brought to Malaysia:
- iX xDrive40 – RM419,630
- iX xDrive40 with Power Package – RM424,230
- iX xDrive40 Sport – RM472,630
- iX xDrive40 Sport with Power Package – RM477,230
These are the entry prices with a 2-year warranty. Here’s a more detailed price break down with the more sensible 5-year warranty and service package.
The ‘Power Package’ just adds a public charging cable and BMW i Wallbox with home installation included.
The ‘Sport’ package adds 22″ 1020 bi-colour polished wheels, BMW Laserlight headlights, Sport Line items, sport brakes with brake calipers in blue, darkened light covers, black trim pieces on front and rear as well as a chrome grille graphic.
How much power does t he BMW iX xDrive40 Malaysian spec have?
All variants come with twin electric motors which send 322 hp and 630Nm of torque to all four wheels. This takes the iX from 0-100km/h in just 6.1 seconds but gives it a top speed of just 200km/h.
A 425km range is expected, but in our weather, who knows what real world range will be like. 11kW AC charging via a type 2 connector takes over 7 hours for a full charge and 150kW DC charging over a CCS2 connection takes 30 minutes for a top up from 10% to 80%. Of course, Malaysia doesn’t really have enough DC fast chargers at the moment.
Here’s the press release with more.
BMW Group Malaysia demonstrated its further commitment to shape the future of mobility in Malaysia, hinting at the arrival of new-generation fully Electric BMW i innovations to the country – bringing to life sophisticated electric drivetrains, innovative sustainable materials, and technologies of tomorrow, today.
The details of the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40, the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40 Sport, and the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive50 Sport were revealed alongside the anticipated First-Ever BMW iX3 and the First-Ever BMW i4 eDrive40. The reveal of the upcoming electric vehicle portfolio also sets to underline the premium automaker’s Sustainable Mobility Strategy in the country moving forward.
The First-Ever BMW iX.
Pioneering in the First-Ever BMW iX is the first of its kind Shy Tech concept which allows modern technology and innovation in the vehicle to discreetly blend in the background until needed or explicitly desired. Additionally, 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.
The First-Ever BMW iX represents all that modern electromobility can offer and more. The impressive WLTP range of up to 630 kilometres in the First-Ever BMW iX variants is also designed to dispel range anxiety amongst potential and existing EV owners. The fully electric vehicle prides itself as a minimalist living space on wheels, offering sheer comfort on every journey. Key characteristic differences are LED headlights on the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40, while BMW Laserlights equip the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40 Sport and the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive50 Sport.
Additionally, the Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant features are standard for the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40, whereas the Sport variants arrive with the Driving Assistant Professional and Parking Assistant Plus. 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 First-Ever BMW iX xDrive50 Sport are the Integral Active Steering and the adaptive 2-axle air suspension.
The First-Ever BMW iX3.
The all-electric BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) combines the best of two worlds: the driving dynamics and premium quality of the world’s best-selling premium midsized SAV, the BMW X3 with the increased performance and efficiency of the fifth generation BMW eDrive technology, making the BMW iX3 the most anticipated vehicle in its segment.
The First-Ever BMW i4.
The epitome of the sustainable sports four-door gran coupé, built with specific focus on electric driving dynamics from the outset, the BMW i4 is the latest member of the premium mid-sized sedan segment. The futuristic sports sedan offers the electrical power output of up to 340HP, a 0-100km/h in 5.7 seconds and an impressive WLTP electric driving range of up to 590 kilometres on a single charge.
Pre-booking and registration of interest open for the next-generation BMW i fleet.
The First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40 and First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40 Sport are now available for pre-booking on the BMW Shop Online platform via https://shop.bmw.com.my/ at a fee of RM 5,000. Registration of interest for the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive50, the BMW iX3 and the BMW i4 eDrive40 are also open on the official BMW website via the respective hyperlinks.
Owners of electric vehicles from the BMW i portfolio can also enjoy battery warranty of up to 8 years or 160,000km, whichever comes first. Additionally, the first 50 customers to pre-book the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40 and First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40 Sport will receive an exclusive pre-booking advantage, consisting of a Complimentary Charging Installation and a Complimentary 1-year Public Charging Access. This advantage will be available until 22 nd September 2021, terms and conditions apply.
As the arrival of the next-generation BMW i fleet welcomes a new era of electromobility in Malaysia, 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.
Dynamic financial programme.
With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40 and the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40 Sport can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM 4,888.00 and RM 5,478.00 respectively (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).
The retail pricing (on the road, without insurance) for the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40 and the First-Ever BMW iX xDrive40 Sport are: