New BMW iNEXT gets a range of up to 580 kilometres

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New BMW iNEXT gets a range of up to 580 kilometres

The new all electric BMW SUV iNEXT will be the range of up to 580 km under WLTP.

The forthcoming all-electric BMW SUV iNEXT focused on a range of 580 km without recharging on WLTP. INEXT was first presented at the motor show in Los Angeles in 2018, in conceptual form, and when it reaches the UK in 2021, will become the technology standard for the brand with zero-emissions “i”, competing with the Audi e-tron.

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Exclusive image shows how it might look serial BMW iNEXT. The novelty will be based on the concept car Vision iNEXT, albeit with some design changes. Most notably, the rear doors of the crossover will be replaced with a normal one, and the front part will get a smaller grille and air intakes.

Missing B-shaped strut concept will be restored and installed on the wing cameras will be replaced by conventional rear view mirrors. However, thin led headlights of the concept and a folding panoramic windscreen look like they will be accurately transferred to the production version.

Last year BMW released lots of teaser official images that document a testing program for iNEXT. During winter testing, BMW explored the limitations of all-wheel drive system of the SUV and find out how cold weather affects the efficiency of the motor and the characteristics of the charging of the battery.

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BMW hasn’t revealed full information on the performance of the power plant iNEXT, but has previously discussed the possibility of the electric drive of new generation and platform. INEXT will be one of the first cars on the new “common platform” BMW, is able to maintain petrol, diesel, hybrid and all-electric powertrains.

Despite this, iNEXT will be offered only as an electric vehicle, with a probable maximum battery size 120 kWh. Robert Irminger, head of BMW i, said that the SUV was developed as a “vehicle for everyday use”, which will provide buyers of the hybrid X5 plug-in the opportunity to move to full electrification.