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BMW iX1: An Entry Level BMW Electric SAV Launched in Nepal

HIGHLIGHTS

  • BMW iX1 price in Nepal is Rs. 1.49 Crores.
  • The iX1 is a fully electric variant of the BMW X1 and is loaded with premium features.
  • It comes with a 150kW Motor and 66.5kWh High-Voltage Lithium-ion Battery.

BMW iX1 has officially launched in Nepal.

BMW iX1 price nepal
BMW iX1

Laxmi Premium Motors, the authorized distributor of BMW vehicles in Nepal, has unveiled yet another BMW fully electric car.

BWM iX1 offers a more affordable electric vehicle option compared to the already available BMW iX3. The iX1 is based on the BMW X1 with a similar build, styling, and premium appeal.

However, the iX1 goes a step further by offering a unique driving experience with its advanced electric technology.

Despite being heavier than the X1 due to the electric drivetrain underneath, the iX1’s increased weight does not compromise its agility or performance.

The iX1 is constructed on BMW’s FAAR (Frontantriebsarchitektur) Platform.

The new platform has been optimized for electric powertrains, while helping BMW to transition from its traditional Rear-Wheel Drive to Front-Wheel Drive.

Because of this, iX1 has a Front Wheel Drive and achieves a 50-50% weight distribution, ensuring balanced handling and stability on the road.

With that said, let’s take a quick look at the BMW iX1 in Nepal, along with its key specifications for 2024.

BMW iX1 Specifications

  • Motor: 150 kW
  • Dimension: 4500 x 1845 x 1616mm
  • Wheelbase: 2692 mm
  • Max Power: 204 PS
  • Max Torque: 250 Nm
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Type: RWD
  • Top Speed: 170 Kmph
  • Battery Capacity: 66.5 kWh HV Lithium ion
  • Range: 430 Km to 475 Km (WLTP)
  • Charging Time:
    • 6.5 hours with 11kW AC Charger.
    • 29 minutes(10% to 80%) with DC Fast Charger
  • Tyre:225/55 R18 – Disc – All Disc
  • Tubeless Tyres: Yes
  • Safety System:  ABS + CBC, 7 Airbags, Radar Sensor, Pedestrian Warning with Braking Intervention
  • Suspension Setup:  Double Wishbone and Independent Multi-Link system with Adaptive Suspension
  • Seating: 5-Seater
  • Storage Capacity: 490 liters (1495 liters expandable)
  • Ground Clearance:176 mm
  • Kerb Weight: 1865 kg
  • Colors:White, Black, Green, Blue, Silver, and Orange

BMW iX1 Price in Nepal: Rs. 1,49,96,000

ALSO READ: BMW iX3 Price in Nepal (June 2024 Updated)

BMW iX1 Overview

Design

BMW iX1 showcases a bold and electrifying presence.

The front section sports the BMW signature Twin Kidney Grille with Adaptive LED headlights. Moreover, it gets Blue Accents around the grille and the lower bumper to emphasize its electric nature.

Front Styling in BMW iX1
Front Styling in BMW iX1

It comes with Short Overhangs and a Long Wheelbase, as typical in Sports Activity Vehicles (SAVs).

Interestingly enough, there are noticeable Blue Accents on the side as well, especially around the lower side sills.

Other side elements include 18-inch Light Alloy Wheels with V-Spoke Style 867 in a Bi-Color Finish

Thanks to the 225/55 R18 tyre profile, it boosts its sporty look while ensuring a firm grip on the road.

Coming to the rear section, it continues to complement the theme of sporty elegance.

It includes sculpted LED taillights with Blue Accents on the lower rear bumper. Furthermore, the charging port is at the Rear Right Side and supports both DC Fast Charging and AC Charging.

Rear Styling in BMW iX1
Rear Styling in BMW iX1

Moving on the inside, it boasts a cocoon of luxury with high-quality Vernasca Leather with a Driver-Centric Layout.

The dashboard features a 10.5-inch Infotainment Display and a 10.7-inch Control Display in a curved layout.

BMW iX1 goes a step further with a 12-speaker Sound System with the Interior Sound composed by Hans Zimmer!

Interior Styling in BMW iX1
Interior Styling in BMW iX1

BMW iX1 is available in White, Black, Green, Blue, Silver, and Orange colors.

Performance

BMW iX1 is powered by a 150kW 2.0 eDrive-equipped motor. It generates a max power of 204PS and a max torque of 250 Nm.

It is supported by a 66.5kWh High-Voltage Battery Capacity with a 430 km to 475 km range. Moreover, it can fully charge in 6.5 hours with the standard 11kW AC Charger.

The battery can also be charged using a DC charger(fast charger) from 10% to 80% in just 29 minutes!

Powertrain in BMW iX1
Powertrain in BMW iX1

BMW iX1 has an electronically limited top speed of 170 km/h and 0-100km/h in just 8.6 seconds. It has superior aerodynamics, evident by a drag coefficient of 0.26, despite being a SAV.

Considering the specifications and our calculations for the probable top speed, the iX1 can reach speeds over 200 km/h if it wasn’t electronically limited.

It is a Front-Wheel Drive only without any option for other drive options.

Additional Details

The overall dimensions are 4500 mm long, 1845 mm wide, and 1616 mm tall. Moreover, the wheelbase sits at 2692mm.

Double Wishbone and Independent Multi-Link system handles suspension duties. It is equipped with Adaptive Suspension that can modify the damper characteristics.

BMW iX1 ground clearance is 176 mm. And, the kerb weight is 1865kg.

It includes a 490-liter boot space, which can be extended to 1495 liters.

ALSO READ: Kia EV9 Price in Nepal (June 2024 Updated) 

Features

Here is a quick list of features in the BMW iX1 in Nepal.

Side Styling in BMW iX1
Side Styling in BMW iX1

BMW iX1 Features Highlight

  • 150 kW Fifth Generation Motor
  • 66.5 kWh High – High-Voltage Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BMW i-Kidney Grille with Blue Accents
  • Adaptive LED Headlamps
  • 430 – 475 Km Range
  • QuickSelect Feature
  • 10.5-inch Infotainment Display
  • 10.7-inch Control Display
  • 12-Speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound Setup
  • Adaptive Suspension System
  • Intelligent Driving Assistance System
  • Intelligent Parking System
  • Radar Sensor
  • Lane Keeping Assistance with Steering Intervention
  • Pedestrian Warning with Braking Intervention
  • ABS + CBC (Anti-lock Braking System and Cornering Brake Control)
  • Brake Pad Wear Indicator
  • Front and Rear Airbags
  • 5 Different Modes

BMW iX1 Price in Nepal and Availability

The BMW iX1 price in Nepal is Rs. 1,49,96,000. It is available in the Front-Wheel Drive option only.

BMW Nepal offers a 2-year (and Unlimited Miles) Vehicle Warranty, an 8-year (or 160000 Km) Battery Warranty, and a 2-year Motor and Charger Warranty.

Interested individuals can reach out to the BMW showroom for more information.

The following table lists the BMW iX1 price in Nepal for June 2024.

BMW Electric Car Price in Nepal
BMW iX1 Rs. 14996000

BMW iX1 competes with the Kia EV6 and Skywell ET5.

Skywell ET5 offers a 520 km (WLTP) superior range for the same 150kW power at just Rs. 1.09 Crores! Moreover, the ET5 offers Rear-Wheel Drive making it an attractive option for those prioritizing efficient performance and cost.

Looking at the Kia EV6, it makes more sense!

Kia EV6 comes with a powerful 168kW Motor and a larger 77.4kWh Battery! Plus, the quirky styling does feel different when compared to the traditional SAV styling.

And, Kia offers all that at a price of about Rs. 24 Lakhs less than the BMW offering!

That being said, the BMW iX1 holds its own among competitors by offering a unique blend of advanced technology, premium quality, and a refined driving experience.

Frequently Asked Question

Who is the authorized distributor of the BMW iX1 in Nepal?
Laxmi Premium Motors is the authorized distributor of the BMW iX1 in Nepal.

What is the price of the BMW iX1 in Nepal?
The price of the BMW iX1 in Nepal is Rs. 1.49 Crore.

Does the BMW iX1 have a sunroof?
Yes, the BMW iX1 has a sunroof.

What is the ground clearance for the BMW iX3 in Nepal?
The ground clearance in the BMW iX3 in Nepal is 176mm.

Where is the BMW showroom located?
BMW showroom is located at Tinkune, Kathmandu.

Is the BMW iX1 a 7-seater?
No, the BMW iX1 is a 5-seater.

Is the BMW iX1 electric or hybrid?
The BMW iX1 is a fully electric SAV.

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