BMW is preparing a new model: the iX1 or the answer to the Tesla Y.

The electric car will be built alongside conventional versions of the new X1.

iX1 xDrive30, which goes into production in November, will compete with Mercedes EQA, Audi Q4 e-tron and Tesla Model Y.

The crossover is between the two German rivals at 4500 mm long compared to 4463 mm for EQA and 4588 mm for Q4. Tesla Model Y is 4750 mm longer.

The iX1 will use a 64.8 kilowatt-hour battery to provide a maximum range of 438 km. Electrical efficiency is measured at a maximum of 17.3 kWh per 100 km.

Two electric motors are standard, one for each axle, to provide a combined power of 313 hp, including what BMW calls a “temporary boost”.

The crossover will accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds, BMW said.

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The car can be recharged at a maximum rate of 130 kW with fast DC charging (direct current) and has on board a standard charger of 11 kWAC (alternating current), with the option to increase to 22kW.

X1 updated

BMW has also upgraded the X1 internal combustion engine, now in its third generation, by adding more electrified propulsion systems.

The car receives the BMW Operating System 8 and BMW Curved Display plus a wider selection of automatic driving and parking systems.

It will go on sale in October, initially with two petrol and two diesel engines. The all-electric iX1, along with two plug-in hybrid models and two other conventionally powered variants with 48-volt mild hybrid technology, will follow shortly after, BMW said.

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The two plug-in hybrid versions use a 14.2 kWh battery to offer an electric range of up to 89 km.

The BMW X1 xDrive25e and the more powerful xDrive30e combine a rear-mounted electric motor with a three-cylinder petrol engine that drives the front wheels.

The addition of the all-electric iX1, as well as a China-only i3 version of the 3-Series sedan, will push the electric car maker’s offer to 15, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said in a call for revenue in May.

All X1 models will be built on a single production line at the BMW plant in Regensburg, Germany.

BMW did not disclose the price for the iX1. The electric vehicle is not scheduled to be sold in the United States

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