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BMW iX review - Reliability and safety

With excellent safety credentials and solid warranty and servicing packages, the BMW iX should inspire confidence

Overall Auto Express Rating

3.9 out of 5

Price
£69,000 to £104,500

Industry crash test body Euro NCAP awarded the BMW iX its highest five-star rating in 2021, with an impressive 91 per cent score for adult occupant safety and 87 per cent for child passenger protection. On-board safety assistance systems achieved an 87 per cent rating.

BMW’s Active Driving Assistant Pro package is offered as standard, and includes a host of semi-autonomous driving assistance aids.  There is also a driver Attentiveness Assistant which monitors driver inputs for signs of fatigue and will flag a warning to take a break if necessary, while speed limit recognition technology is also part of the standard kit.

The iX is too new to have featured in our 2021 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, although BMW itself won’t be satisfied with a 21st-place finish out of 29 brands in our manufacturer rankings. The best-placed model for the German automaker was the popular 3 Series saloon, although it still only managed to come 31st on a 75-car list.

Warranty

BMW offers a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty, which includes free roadside assistance for the duration, while the high voltage battery is covered for eight years or 100,000 miles - whichever comes first.

Servicing

BMW offers an individual three-year service plan for its ‘i’ electric range - owners pay £15 per month over three years to cover all scheduled maintenance.

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