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Electric BMW iX SUV undergoes extreme cold weather testing

BMW's engineers are hard at work making sure it drives like a BMW, no matter the temperature.

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Kyle Hyatt

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2022 BMW iX

BMW's electric iX SUV is undergoing cold weather testing in Scandinavia.

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BMW's engineers are dialing in the calibration for its xDrive all-wheel drive system.

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They're also working out the cold's effect on the electric drivetrain.

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Finally they are finalizing the tuning for the vehicle's electronic safety systems like traction control and stability control.

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The iX is due to enter production at the end of 2020.

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BMW claims it will return a range of around 372 miles on the WLTP cycle.

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That's not bad for an SUV with two motors outputting a combined 500 horsepower.

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The iX should be in customers' hands early in 2022.

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Testing is being performed in Finland and Norway.

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We're curious how the cold is affecting the vehicle's range.

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