BMW iX .. the first luxury car with 5G connectivity

German luxury car maker BMW unveiled an electric SUV called BMW iX on Wednesday, which is set to go on sale in the United States in early 2022 to compete with Tesla and other competitors.

(BMW) said: The BMW iX should have a driving range of 300 miles (480 km), using the standards of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This range is less than the rated driving range of the Tesla Model X Long Range, which is rated at 371 miles in the United States.

The twin BMW iX engines promise more than 500 hp, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in less than five seconds.

The car is also promoting 200 kW fast charging via DC, and the company said drivers will be able to travel 120 kilometers after charging for 10 minutes at the fast charging station.

She added that the BMW iX will be comparable in size to the current BMW X5 four-wheel drive, and your vision will be dominated by a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, in addition to a 14.9-inch touch screen.

The BMW iX electric car includes all standard driver assistance systems and enters a rapidly growing field of battery-powered SUVs aimed at affluent customers.

This car is classified as the first luxury car with built-in 5G connectivity, so the technology should help BMW iX connect with other cars and the network.

The Tesla X model has a competitor from the Chinese start-up Nio, and the Cadillac brand of General Motors has recently unveiled a midsize electric SUV called the Lyriq, which is expected to launch in 2022.

Mercedes and Volkswagen also have premium electric models in development, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E aims to capture a slice of the performance-enthusiast market that BMW has defined decades ago.

BMW said it expects to sell its millionth electric car by the end of 2021, or double what the company has sold by the end of 2019.

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