All-new BMW iX1 Electric SAV now in Nepali market

KATHMANDU, MAY 24:  Laxmi Premium Motors, the sole importer and dealer of BMW automobiles, has lately unveiled  BMW iX1 Electric SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) in the Nepali market. Powered by an electric motor with a maximum output of 150 kW/204 hp (with temporary boost), it has a range of 430 to 475 kilometres.

“The new BMW iX1 eDrive20 uses the current fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology. A highly integrated drive unit on the front axle of the new entry-level model generates an instantaneously available maximum torque of 250 Nm in addition to the maximum output of 150 kW/204 hp. The compact SAV accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds. Its top speed is electronically limited to 170 km/h,” states a press release issued.

According to the release, the high-voltage battery of the vehicle is charged from zero to 100 percent of its capacity within 6.5 hours. The battery can be charged using direct current with a power of up to 130 kW. The battery’s state of charge can be increased from 10 to 80 per cent within 29 minutes at a fast charging station.

On the other hand, the  BMW iX1 eDrive20 offers a comprehensive range of standard equipment, including 2-zone automatic air conditioning, numerous modern driver assistance systems, a parking assistant with a reverse assist camera, and numerous “innovative” digital possibilities. The new BMW iDrive with “QuickSelect” and the latest BMW Operating System 9 are standard equipment. It enables a wider range of digital content for information and entertainment.

The new BMW iX1 eDrive20 is available in Nepal at an introductory price of NRs.1,49,96,000