The ultimate all-electric showdown begins by comparing two of the most innovative models in the industry: the 2022 BMW iX vs. 2022 Tesla Model X. How will a classic automotive leader like BMW hold up to a newer maker? Continue reading to find out.

We at BMW of Rochester Hills have analyzed the two vehicles based on their performance, refined interiors, and overall safety.

If you're a driver near Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, or Sterling Heights, MI, keeping reading to learn which all-electric SUV is the one for you. 

BMW iX vs Tesla Model X: Clean Performances

There's quite a lot of things these models can agree on when it comes to performance-specifically, the source of their energy. Both models are 100% electric, meaning their engine power relies on battery-operated motors.

The BMW iX and the Tesla Model X offer a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain. These advanced systems aim to enhance traction even on hazardous, weathered road conditions. It does this by transmitting the exact amount of torque power needed to all four wheels. That way, the vehicle can dominate slippery, snowy, or muddy roadways with ease.

Making the switch to electric is easier than ever with the BMW Public Charging program that ensures you'll have plenty of options for charging. Every one of the iX models comes with a new Flexible Fast Charger. You could also install the Level 2 BMW Wallbox charger for fast charging at home. BMW is also working on its BMW Public Charging program for convenient charging nationwide.

As far as how long the charge will take and how far you can go, the iX can charge up to 90 miles with 10 minutes of using a DC Fast Charger.


BMW iX vs Tesla Model X: Inside Technology

It's no surprise that the Tesla Model X catapults its riders into the future with great screen-based technology. However, if this is your first electric vehicle, the tech-savvy interface could be a bit overwhelming and may seem a bit too much too soon.

The BMW iX, on the other hand, finds a perfect balance between innovation and familiarity. When climbing inside the cabin, you're greeted with a gorgeous curved 14.9-inch central information display screen included within the standard Live Cockpit Plus technology suite.

This suite is home to the multi-input iDrive 8 system which is operated by voice, touchscreen, or the iDrive touchpad Controller. Navigation, USB-C ports, and multiple OTA (over-the-Air) updates for map data are also included.

This is all while keeping up with some of Tesla's most talked-about tech features, like wireless charging and multi-device Bluetooth® connection. 


BMW iX vs Tesla Model X: Overall Safety

When getting down to safety, the 2022 Tesla Model X leans heavily on flashy features like Auto Lane Change or Autopark. These features and others like it rely on the vehicle's artificial intellect rather than assisting drivers as they drive.

Luckily, the 2022 BMW comes with lots of standard safety and security features like the Active Protection System. This system can detect imminent collisions and automatically adjust its safety settings in order to lessen the impact. The system pretensions your seat belts, closes the windows, and engages post-crash braking. The included Fatigue and Focus Alert feature helps fights against fatigued or distracted driving.

And that's before we even mention the BMW's standard Active Driving Assistant. This safety suite includes multiple safety systems designed to help protect, prevent, and defend while you're on the road. Some of these features include:

  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Speed Limit Info

BMW iX vs Tesla Model X: The Choice Is Yours!

If you're searching for an electric model, you can't go wrong with either the 2022 BMW iX or the 2022 Tesla Model X. However, if you're also looking for a more user-friendly interface and more active safety features, then the BMW iX is the model for you.

Reach out to us at BMW of Rochester Hills by phone or log on to our website. We can set up a test drive so you can experience this model for yourself.

Pay us a visit anytime you're near Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, or Sterling Heights, Michigan!

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