BMW has launched their first all-electric SUV, the 2022 iX. We share our first impressions on this new EV's technological advancements, styling, controls, and what makes it stand out from competitors like Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y, and Hyundai Ioniq 5. We also discuss whether or not an EV is actually greener than a gas powered vehicle when taking into account how the electricity is generated.
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00:00 – Introduction
00:48 – 2022 BMW iX First Impressions
18:42 – Question: Are EVs really greener than gas powered vehicles?
Preview: All-Electric 2022 BMW iX Offers Fresh Design and 300-Mile Range
2022 BMW iX
Best ‘Green Choice’ SUVs That Are CR Recommended
How Your Car Can Make the Air Cleaner
Alternative Fuels Data Center
Guide to Car Safety
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I can’t take car advice from Karen’s 🙄
What in the hell has happened to BMW’s design language?
These vehicles are hideous.
Love iX’s fake grill. I’d glue two googly eyes to it.
What is the reason not to have X5 interior on iX so users don’t have to get distracted changing simple things like climate control. Same goes for Tesla, when I drove my friends 2018 Model 3 everything on that center screen. Changing controls are equivalent to texting IMO. IMO basic controls like drive selection, turn indicator, headlight low/high/pass, climate control, radio controls should be “almost” common just like a keyboard on your computer. Don’t make EVs dangerous to drive with all these distractions having to look at a screen. I bet it would be a disaster like polarized sunglass users like myself having to look at screens for small things like climate control.
I’m sorry, but it is just really, really ugly,
To turn off everything in the car, you need to push the power button twice. It’s a bmw thing
Car reviewers across the world have made a living saying that all SUVs look the same…..an automaker makes a totally different looking SUV….thank goodness at last….a brilliant statement car…..and every car reviewer across the world has really made a big deal about this car…well done BMW
There was much emphasis on the admittedly high price, but it’s starting price is lower than that of a Tesla Model S and X which it directly competes with.
Great show. Thanks Kelly, Keith, and Jon. I’m really happy with my 2019 VW Golf SE I bought based on CR’s rating and report. Simple to use manual climate controls, and adaptive cruise control button on the steering wheel to change the following distance at 1/4 of the price of this iX. Even has a traditional gear shifter. I am getting 34 mpg. I’m also commenting because I have contacted CR repeatedly to correct the clear error in reporting of mpg for the 2019 Golf which cannot be 28 mpg. That figure is from a prior tested car with an entirely different engine and 6 instead of 8 speed transmission and no auto start-stop (which I think does save a good amount of fuel despite what was said last episode, right?). At the minimum CR should report the mpg as unknown or N/A. Thanks!
I like the BMW. It’s distinctive. Not every car has to be conventionally beautiful.
I’m with you on the radio should turn off when you open the door. Tesla gets this wrong too for what it’s worth.
Keith’s bad sound makes good video look bad. (Jon’s could be better, too.)
Regarding Ms Stockburger’s promo intro: It’s just a little disappointing that car dealers & gas companies salivate at the opportunity to maximize profits at the consumer’s expense. I understand it, but it’s still a little disappointing. Makes me want to buy a Tesla online just for the heck of it.
Text us a video! We’d love to include this perspective on the show.
Putting so many controls in the touch screen is dangerous. It requires the driver to look away from the road.
Kelly brought those facts for Peter from Toronto.