BMW is now an official player in the Thai electric vehicle market with two mainstream all-electric models that will go on sale later this month.
Limited numbers of the iX xDrive50 and the iX3 M Sport, priced at Bt5.999 million and Bt3.399 million respectively inclusive of 4-year BSI and wallbox, are available for online pre-orders starting on June 21, BMW announced in a press release today.
The iX xDrive50 boasts a combined output of 523hp and 765Nm from its electric motors, comes with all-wheel-drive and a WLTP range of up to 630kms. The comparative figures for the iX3 M Sport are 286hp, 400Nm and 460kms.
Alexander Baraka, president of BMW Group Thailand, said, “It is a day of great excitement for us to see a vision turn into reality with the market launch of the first-ever all-electric BMW iX. The BMW i models have always been the driver of innovation at BMW Group, and here in Thailand, we have already seen models like the i8 and i3 lead the way for premium innovation in the electric mobility space. Today, we are reaching new heights with the iX, which is conceived from the outset for purely electric driving experiences while also delivering on the vast potential for innovation and digital services.
“The iX also embodies our philosophy in sustainability – from the material selection process to the design language. The sporty handling characteristics unique to BMW is more than alive and well in the iX, which also marks the debut of multiple cutting-edge technologies to further elevate the experience. We are very thrilled to be introducing this flagship model to Thai customers.”
Baraka added that the X3 now becomes the first BMW model available with internal combustion engine, a plug-in hybrid drivetrain or an all-electric drive system. “We believe that the arrival of these two models will help chart a new course for Thailand’s electric future on the roads and open up even more possibilities to realize the future that we have always envisioned,” he said.