What kind of range are you getting?

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Post by Willibuy1 »

Collected mine this weekend. So far only done low milage. So will an eye on this thread. I’m used to a high power diesel with a big tank so cam drive like I stole it and not have to worry about range. I can already tell the iX1 will have to be the second car and not the main mile
Muncher. They should have out a bugger battery in it really. But itnis what it is.

Predicted about 220 on 100% charge when collected. Done about 50 miles over the weekend. Now predicting 145 left. Boost is fun but a bite like a computer game power up. My diesel is faster so not a novelty that will last long at the rate it burns battery !!

Realistically for the efficient use of time I don’t expect to get much more than 180 based on experience so far. Which is enough for most daily trips.

Generally very impressed with thr package as a whole. Exterior os very plastic feeling. Looks nice but feels cheap compared to my metal bodywork ICE BMW. Interior cabin great and infotainment seems quite easy even without the buttons. Ride is smooth even on 20s.

Overall happy jf a little disappointed they don’t make a larger battery model. Would live to drive without a care for the % and get at least 250 miles.

Have leased this one as I expect the range tech will increase so will use this as a stopgap. I would have gone with the iX but it looks weird when you’re used to an X5.. and the iX3 is dated inside.

I’ll report back nearer the 1000 mile mark.

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Post by Checks1699 »

I chose this model for the range and drive train, only to find that the 270+ range is actually closer to 230. I commute 214 in one journey twice a week and have had to stop on a couple of occasions to panic charge.
My typical charge data on a Monday morning after a 10hr 7Kw charge at home is 250+ most weeks. After 10 miles of actual driving, I'm down to 200 electric miles! but strangely I still get to work with 30miles to spare. Weird
I find that trickle charging at home offers more miles than speed charging at services etc
Looking forward to winter - Not
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Post by Willibuy1 »

Yea this car is fine if you are not in a rush or don’t regularly do long drives. I’m usually only charged to 80% and rarely does it quote more than 176 miles. About 22x from a 100% charge.

My commute is only 130 miles twice a week and with a charger at home and at the office it works out just fine.

Otherwise great car, very easy to live with.

Just s shame BMW did not fit a slightly bugger battery pack.
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Post by Colin_ix1 »

Hi. I have a June 23 M Sport with every option ticked minus the tow bar. The car is fabulous.
It has been averaging 3.7mkw though I have noticed this is slowly reducing as winter sets in.
Coming from a M3 ultimate pack I was concerned to say the least. That concern soon became joy as I love the way the iX1 drives. I also love the fact it costs next to nothing to charge on Octopus Intelligent through the night!
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Post by PeterJMayhew »


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Post by C G 56 Kent UK »

204 miles on 100% charge.
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Post by Pwood »

Too cold to even bother with efficiency figures at the moment for me as doing very short journeys biggest thing is the heating the cabin then almost at destination. On longer ones the heat pump does seem to help. Remote climate and fact it actually warms the steering wheel to set levels in advance and stuff is fantastic albeit now I HAVE to have this option on any future car 🙄
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Post by Grunty-Motor »

since ownership mid December, range has varied between 150m and 215m....but on average probably closer to 170/180.
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Post by Bradford321 »


Had my ix1 since Nov '23 so far - about 5 months - and done approx 5100 miles.

It's the xDrive30 M-Sport spec (love the car by the way).

As far as range goes - through the winter I've been getting between 180-190 miles on a 100% charge worst case.

However now the weather is beginning to warm up this last 3 weeks or so, now getting 230 miles of range on a 100% charge - hoping that will improve further with even more slightly warmer weather.


(Yes I always charge to 100% - it's a lease car and won't be mine in another couple of years :? )

Also I always switch to 'Efficient Mode' so you can add an extra 10 miles or so to those range figures of mine above - really wish they would allow you to set this a default though!! My only bug-bear with the car!

Does anybody else notice that when you do a home charge after being on a out on trip where you've had to use a DC rapid charger - the range seems better the next time you use the home charger overnight - or is just me? Feels like the DC charge 'conditions' the battery better?
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Post by Donthewalk »

I have the M Sport variant on 19” wheels and generally get around 220 miles on a full charge. I am noticing an improvement in range as the ambient temperature is rising (particularly with less cold starts). I am however predominantly driving around in Efficiently Mode which is fine but not such an exciting drive, and give back a small amount of extra mileage from a full charge.

Am I right in my understanding that it is only High Speed Charges that should really not exceed 80% of the battery capacity but trickle charges (22kw and below) are fine to 100%?
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