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      12-02-2020, 03:39 PM   #67
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Give me 350 miles of reliable range and I'll take it.
Your wish may be granted. The official EPA (NOT Euro WLTP) range should be about 320 miles which is quite impressive relative to other Euro EVs like the Audi e-tron gt which will only have about 250 miles max.
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Nope, BMW coined that design before Nissan or Lexus did back in 2014 with the i3. They copied BMW, not the other way around.
I would actually consider the Range Rover to be one of the first modern cars to have a floating roof. There's also a Chevy hatchback from Europe in 2009 that features a "floating roof" similar to the i3, RX, Maxima etc.

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There are no official specs and only projected numbers because the iX is a concept car and was announced as a concept car.
Seems really strange to have two concepts now, especially of the same car, this seems more like a prototype since its close to production and on the streets. Either way, I am curious to see what the official specs will be.
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Your wish may be granted. The official EPA (NOT Euro WLTP) range should be about 320 miles which is quite impressive relative to other Euro EVs like the Audi e-tron gt which will only have about 250 miles max.
BMW is quoted expecting 300 miles of range EPA, however, this could change as this is now the second time the range projections have been lowered before the car has been tested.
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There are no official specs and only projected numbers because the iX is a concept car and was announced as a concept car.
No, the iX as presented is the final exterior (and I believe interior) design. The model is in its final development phase, BMW might not have locked down the exact battery capacity (or maybe rather how much of it to expose to the driver) etc. and will report those later.
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Pathetic that any of us are banned from a forum for having a strong opinion

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I was shook lol

You know a car is fugly when everyone is now trying to get it in a different shade of black.

Can't wait for the Batman themed license plates to match.
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What design language is this called?
That comes from the i3 and i8



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yes, looks strange. I think the minivan comparison is fitting.
that seems to be a general design constraint of bevs: No engine, so shorter bonnet, as low a drag coefficient as possible to help range, so less steep windshield. That leads to a minivan-kinda form, see also the skoda enyaq or the vw id.4.
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The competition is going to be absolutely fierce

The Chinese & Koreans alone are planning to divide and conquer
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It's going to have a hard time to beat Tesla x
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It's distinctly BMW at least and I think more favorably looking than the Tesla. Tesla lacks individuality in the sense all models look the same and apparently have aspirations to improve reliability. NIO is going to be the up and coming in China and Europe so as long as BMW can out perform and design better looking products, I am happy for the future BMW i program.
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That seems to be a general design constraint of BEVs: No engine, so shorter bonnet, as low a drag coefficient as possible to help range, so less steep windshield. That leads to a minivan-kinda form, see also the Skoda Enyaq or the VW ID.4.
I wouldn't call it an additional constraint, it's rather a constraint removed with EV allowing more flexibility in design. They can still draw a long bonnet when they want, but it's no longer required.
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jokes aside, WTF is that faux grille????
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I can't stand behind the MPV architecture behind it. Wish it was more of a true SUV.
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The car looks great. The front sucks......yuck! And of course the environmental issues with electric cars are largely underestimated. Just not allowed to say that in Germany.....media shitstorm guaranteed.
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What design language is this called?
That comes from the i3 and i8

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Yes indeed

Better order that M-Sport package on the iX

However it's way too conservative and is extremely boring for a modern BMW
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What design language is this called?
Doctor M, the language is schizophrenia.
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Really is funny to watch the fanboys flip out initially and then fall in love. It's almost like y'all will buy literally anything with a bmw badge on it. Same weirdness surrounding Apple gadgets.

I thought I was a fanboy but apparently I have fallen out of the reality distortion field.

The exterior of this vehicle is hideous. It will always be hideous. BMW knows it's hideous. The marketing campaign is hideous in its own right.

Stop trying to make hideous work Gretchen.
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What design language is this called?
It's called busy.

And can't believe I'm in the minority when I say this car is truly heinous.
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So sad and this is not an isolated opinion you are stating very clear facts

That's the main reason I am fearful of ever buying or leasing any Tesla
That's why I lease our Model Y...all the comments are true, but it still fun to drive.

I'm sure we'll switch to a EV BMW/Porsche when the lease is up - and the charging infrastructure is more developed.
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