Motoring: iX marks the spot for BMW’s luxury electric SUV

It’s expensive, for sure, and its styling has sharply divided opinion, but if you can get past that, the new BMW iX is a highly impressive car

The new BMW iX: prices start at just over €85,000. Picture: Paddy McGrath

The controversial styling of the new BMW iX has unsettled many of the Bavarian company’s fanbase. But that is the point of this electric SUV. It is BMW’s new technology flagship, and so it has been designed to grab attention in a car world where the so-called “disruptors” of the industry are seemingly grabbing all the headlines.

Look beyond the divisive exterior and you’ll find one of the most impressive cars that BMW makes. With ...