These Electric Vehicles Are in a League of Their Own (& Now Is the Time to Try One)

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Whether you’re into cars or don’t know a clutch from a carburetor, you’re still likely familiar with the recent rise of electric vehicles. You know they’re eco-conscious and can help you save on gas, but what you don’t know is where to begin finding the right one. And let’s face it: With summer in full swing, all those family vacays and road trips could probably use a bit of an upgrade.  

That’s where we—and BMW—come in. The brand is known for their sleek, high-performance vehicles, including two versatile electric models. And even better, both of them are part of their Summer On Sales Event. Read on for a deep dive.

The BMW iX

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Attention to Detail

SUV fan? With the BMW iX, you get all the benefits of an electric and more space. The interior is both minimalist and meticulously designed. And since it’s all in the details, here’s a few: The inside has an open-pore wood finish, glass controls and a freestanding curved display that extends halfway across the dashboard and appears as though it’s floating. If that wasn’t fancy enough, there are liquid crystals embedded in the Panoramic Sky Lounge LED roof for an instantaneous shading effect. Stargaze from the comfort of your seats, upholstered in a choice of sustainable materials like quilted olive-leaf tanned leather, microfiber and wool blend, and Perforated SensaTec.

Secret Agent Vibes

So the iX looks cool, but it also has something called ShyTech, i.e. invisible intelligence that can be found in little details throughout. On the exterior, we’re talking an intelligent kidney grille (housing advanced sensors, cameras and radar technology), a rear-view camera (hidden in the black ring of the BMW roundel or emblem) and more. The interior has speakers hidden behind acoustic fabric, radiant heat in the dash and door panels, visually minimized buttons and controls, and touch-sensitive surfaces in the open-pore wood.

All this and the iX has an up to 300-mile range, spacious tailgate for all your gear, dual electric motors with all-wheel drive, and it can go 0-60 mph in as quick as 3.6 seconds. Phew.

The BMW i4

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The Most Aerodynamic BMW Ever

The sporty sedan has gone electric. With the latest eDrive technology—think: near-perfect weight distribution and precision handling—the i4 Gran Coupe models have all-electric capability, plus the classic BMW engineering you know and love. Case in point: The i4 offers an impressive range with an average estimation of up to 307 miles per charge, no frequent stops necessary. Meanwhile, the outside is the most aerodynamic BMW ever. It cuts through wind resistance with aerodynamic wheels and a highly designed rear diffuser, which prevents the car from getting lifted due to differences in air pressure and helps increase the car’s range.

All the Bells and Whistles

Wherever you’re going, you’re getting there in luxury. The full five-seater interior has a modern BMW curved display and standard sport seats with perforated SensaTec or available Vernasca Leather. It also has BMW’s latest iDrive (aka the car’s intuitive onboard technology) that includes remote software upgrades and available 5G connectivity—so you’re never not up to date. Not only are you getting an all-electric car that’s good for the future, you’re also getting all the most current bells and whistles.

How and Where to Charge

With BMW Charging, you can plug in both at home and on the go. Your BMW Wallbox is a Level 2 charger that installs in your garage for rapid charging whenever you need it. If your model comes with a portable Flexible Fast Charger, compatible with any 120V or 240V outlet, you can juice up on the road. Finally, as part of the sales event, you’ll get two years of free charging with Electrify America’s nationwide network of 3,000+ fast charging stations (for reference, a 30 min sesh can give you up to an estimated 200 miles of range).

A lot to take in, we know. If you’re ready to find out more about BMW’s electric options and the Summer On Sales Event offers available to you, head over to their site now.

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