There are some things that money can’t buy, and then there are things that lots of money can buy. The new BMW iNext or iX all-electric crossover may very well reach the $100,000 mark according to a report by BMW Blog. Nothing has been officially confirmed by the Bavarian manufacturer yet, so take this information with a pinch of salt. Here’s what we know so far about the 2021 model.
The New BMW iX Should Be Around the Tesla Model X Price Range
BMWBlog’s report on the upcoming iX model suggests that it will top $100,000 based on the BMW X5 M50i price slot ($82,000 ceiling), as well as its close rivals like the Tesla Model X, which costs a little over $95,000 for the Performance configuration. Since the iX is expected to become part of the brand’s new technological flagship, it’s likely that the powertrain setup and advanced tech features they’re planning to add will raise the EV’s pricing well above the current SUV models.
Rumor Has It, the iX Will Have Several Range Options
Much like Tesla, the new iX will come with several range options. They can vary from 249 miles to 373 miles per full charge (measured through WLTP cycles). It’s expected that outputs will vary as well, so it’s safe to assume a Tesla-like variation in the 2021 EV SUV’s lineup.
So, when is the big reveal happening? Well, nothing is certain, but BMWBlog reports that there will be a digital event in December to officially unveil the new electronic crossover to the world. There have been spotted several testings of the new BMW iNext, so a debut is right around the corner. Production is supposed to start by November 2021, which means we won’t get to see an official price list until mid-next year.
After winning three editions of the Tour of Flanders, four editions of Paris-Roubaix, six stages of the Tour de France, and a rainbow jersey riding on his bike, Tom Boonen is now enjoying success steering the wheels of racing cars. The major career shift from two-wheelers to four-wheelers ultimately turns out as a boon to Boonen.
The New Success
The new motorsports career has given the ex-cyclist back-to-back success. Recently, Boonen has won the Prototype Challenge race series and the CN Prototype Class in the Benelux-focused GT. With this victory at the motor racing circuit in Assen of Netherlands, Boonen secured overall victory in the whole series, just like he did in 2019. During the 10-race season, Boonen earned three victories. After winning the opening round in Hockenheim, Germany, he went on to win at Zolder, Netherlands. Boonen finally secured 196 points in the final round of Assen, confirming the overall series victory.
Savoring his success immensely, the Belgian sportscar is even considering his racing victory greater than the big wins of his pro-cycling career. Boonen started that multiple wins at Paris-Roubaix couldn’t give him the same ‘kick’, as his first winnings as a rookie racing driver. According to him, crossing the finish line has never been so thrilling and fun before this! He also went on elaborating the cause behind his recent preference for motorsports. He explained that motor racing is far less chaotic than the bike bunch sprints of his last career. This allows him to have more control over his vehicle and helps in stay more calculative and hyper-focused on the turf. Finally, the pleasure of winning is just the labor of love!