The BMW iX xDrive50 announced for the U.S. market is not the only iX version. In Europe, there is also an entry-level BMW iX xDrive40.

The main difference is a smaller battery and less powerful powertrain (but still all-wheel-drive), which translates to a lower base price (€77,300 in Germany vs €98,000 for the xDrive50; with VAT). In the future, there will be also the BMW iX M60 model.

Let's take a look at details of the BMW iX xDrive40 specs.

Battery and range

The BMW iX xDrive40 is equipped with a 76.6 kWh battery (71.0 kWh net usable), which is almost a third smaller than the 111.5 kWh in the iX xDrive50 version.

The WLTP range rating is 372-425 km (231-264 miles), also a third less than in the case of 550-631 km (342-391 miles) iX xDrive50 version.

Drive units

The BMW iX xDrive40 has a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive system with a peak output of 240 kW (326 hp) and 630 Nm of torque - enough for 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds.

The iX xDrive50 version has 385 kW and 765 Nm, which translates into acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds (60 mph in 4.4 seconds).

Gallery: BMW Gen5 eDrive

Charging

The onboard charger is 11 kW (three-phase in Europe), the same in both iX versions.

However, the DC fast charging power is different between the two versions. The iX xDrive40 can reach 150 kW (10-80% state-of-charge in 31 minutes), while the iX xDrive50 can go up to 195 kW.

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Only time will tell whether the BMW iX xDrive40 will become available in North America at some point in the future.

Gallery: BMW iX xDrive40

BMW iX xDrive40 specs (European version):

  • WLTP range
    up to 372-425 km (231-264 miles)
  • 76.6 kWh battery (71.0 kWh net usable)
    330.3 V nominal, 232 Ah capacity
    prismatic battery cells
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds
  • top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h)
  • dual motor all-wheel drive
    5th generation electric synchronous motors with single-speed transmissions
  • peak system output of 240 kW (326 hp) and 630 Nm of torque
    front motor: 190 kW (258 hp) and 290 Nm
    rear motor: 200 kW (272 hp) and 340 Nm
    Max. energy recuperation: 164 kW
  • AC charging (on-board): 11 kW
    0-100% charging in <8 h @ 11 kW
  • DC fast charging: up to 150 kW
    10-80% in 31 minutes
    Weight:
    Curb weight (DIN)/(EU): 5,365 kg/2,440 kg
    Permissible weight: 3,010 kg
    Payload: 645 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 4,953 mm; Width 1,967 mm; Height 1,695 mm; Wheelbase 3,000 mm
  • Turning circle: 13.0 m
  • Drag Coefficient (Cx) of 0.25
BMW iX Europe specs  
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