I’m curious of people who own a ix’s opinion comparing it to those great cars.
Anything else glaringly different? I do feel like the ix isn’t as luxurious as those other cars kinda. Also, I talked to a Sa and he thought down the line we could add back in the passenger lumbar and hands free trunk opener.I’m current owner of x5 and x7
iX just simply makes them feel like dinosaurs
Yet, driving experience vise, iX 50 is pretty much same as x5 tbh. Only noticeable difference is the instant acceleration you get from the electric motors. When cruising or putting the iX 50 in personal mode which is just eco mode on the X5, oh boy are they both BMW SAV
It is roomier in the ix than in the x5 for sure. Maybe I have been in x5 and x7 for too long I’m feeling tired of the interior layout of this generation.Anything else glaringly different? I do feel like the ix isn’t as luxurious as those other cars kinda. Also, I talked to a Sa and he thought down the line we could add back in the passenger lumbar and hands free trunk opener.
I own a 2019 fully loaded X5M sport package not 8 cylinder but the 6 cylinder- I love the car but the IX is a different level of luxury; it is super quiet superfast much more roomy and feels so much lighter in so many ways yet it's glued to the road like it's on the rails so it's not really a fair comparison because of the engineering and design are completely different ... were fortunate enough to be able to have both- my wife has the iX I have the X5
Having owned an X5 and having just taken delivery of an iX 50 M Sport, a couple of things stand out. The comfort with the air suspension is superior to anything I have owned including my Bentley. It is otherworldly the way it just glides along. The acceleration is fantastic (of course!) and the way it sits down on the road (thanks to weight being down low no doubt) is very reassuring. Next, the rear seat is probably the most comfortable (not that I sit in the back often) the way it curves towards the door allows you to adjust your posture thus reducing strain on your body. The negatives as I see are the inability to turn off the AC. Ever. At all! The removal of almost all physical buttons is another. The complexity of iDrive 8 is another negative. Lastly, the cargo volume is quite small compared even to something like an ICE X3. The shape, however is great - it is basically a box.
My son has a 2022 X5 M50. It's nice but the iX is both more luxurious and is so much more fun to drive. There really is no comparison. If you can accept the small inconveniences of EV vs ICE...the iX is a way better choice.
I’ve owned a dozen+ BMWs and believe the iX50 - when properly and fully equipped - is the best one yet. The list includes an X5 and a 750iM. The key is to order four wheel steer and the Dynamic Handling Package. Oh - include the stupid-expensive but well worth it: B&W sound system. Can’t go wrong!!!