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2023 BMW IX xDrive50: Anything but Conventional

BMW's new iX takes some big design swings -- from the clamshell rear to the natural materials in the cabin. Get a closer look at the electric SUV.

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The 2023 BMW iX xDrive50 is one of two new electric Bimmers hitting the road this year.

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The electric SUV comes standard with dual electric motors outputting a combined 516 horsepower.

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The EPA estimates up to 324 miles of range between charges, depending on the equipped wheel size.

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At a powerful enough station, the iX is able to pull up to 195 kW. That's enough juice to add about 90 miles of range in just 10 minutes.

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One of the most interesting features is the self-healing polymer grille. Rock chips and small scratches will disappear after a warm day in the sun.

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But the grille's design is still quite polarizing.

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The liftback looks awkward when opened, but it exposes a wide and low aperture for loading bulky items.

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Fortunately, the iX looks much better on the inside. The minimalist cabin makes excellent use of attractive and interesting tactile materials.

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This example features the optional cut glass controls and capacitive wood veneer on the center console.

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Keep scrolling to poke around the 2023 BMW iX, inside and out, or dig into our full review for more details and plenty of nitpicks.

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