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I agreed to buy a iX40 last week for delivery hopefully next week. Looking forward to it and learning how all the toys work.

A little concerned about all of the things not working listed on this forum, but the test drives made it worth a try.

My first EV, will be charging from public charge points.

Since I ordered the car I’ve been advised the passenger seat doesn’t have massage function, the car no longer has a tow bar as standard . Not sure if heated steering wheel is included as it’s a comfortable plus spec but the heated wheel isn’t specifically mentioned.

Haven’t seen a single one on the road whilst driving which is a little odd.

I’m in London, U.K.

Thanks for the useful information on the forum.


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Im in the US. I have my IX 50 for exactly five months and still have yet to see another on the road. Was my first EV too and I live in high-rise. The car so far at 5K miles has been flawless. People still look at me like im in an alien spaceship,,,which I love. The car gets as much attention as driving a Ferrari
 

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Im in the US. I have my IX 50 for exactly five months and still have yet to see another on the road. Was my first EV too and I live in high-rise. The car so far at 5K miles has been flawless. People still look at me like im in an alien spaceship,,,which I love. The car gets as much attention as driving a Ferrari
I think I might have to take the day off work to learn how all these toys work. I’m bored watching the reviews that show how screen wash fluid is topped up and a jet washing the camera.

Most interesting video has been the BMW factory video of them being built.
 

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LOL I did all of the that too! When I got the car, I literally did not do anything else for like two days but play with all the features. 5 months in now and I still have the feeling like a just got my drivers license. Im still looking for places to go, just to drive the car. Never was like this with another car before this one...You will love it!
 

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You'll meet the ix a lot here, it's a very popular car. We have well developed charging infrastructure, at least around the cities. And untill the end of 2022 there is no tax on EV's, so the incentive scheme is quite appealing.
 

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Just set up this account.

I agreed to buy a iX40 last week for delivery hopefully next week. Looking forward to it and learning how all the toys work.

A little concerned about all of the things not working listed on this forum, but the test drives made it worth a try.

My first EV, will be charging from public charge points.

Since I ordered the car I’ve been advised the passenger seat doesn’t have massage function, the car no longer has a tow bar as standard . Not sure if heated steering wheel is included as it’s a comfortable plus spec but the heated wheel isn’t specifically mentioned.

Haven’t seen a single one on the road whilst driving which is a little odd.

I’m in London, U.K.

Thanks for the useful information on the forum.


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@Ordinaryjoe That's fast. You getting a brand new one from dealer stock? I've ordered one from the factory, and it's a 2 month lead time. What colour (interior/exterior), wheels and options have you gone for?

I'm also going to be charging it from public charging points. I see iX cars every day in London and the South East. They look very distinctive coming up behind you or passing in the side mirror.
 

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@Ordinaryjoe That's fast. You getting a brand new one from dealer stock? I've ordered one from the factory, and it's a 2 month lead time. What colour (interior/exterior), wheels and options have you gone for?

I'm also going to be charging it from public charging points. I see iX cars every day in London and the South East. They look very distinctive coming up behind you or passing in the side mirror.
I had a test drive in the dealers demo car and said I’d buy it as it had a very full spec. Dealer then told me another dealership in their network had sold it. So they offered me a new one.

With the interest rates it’s cheaper to buy new when factoring in the warranty.

I’m slightly nervous about the range, availability of charge points and cost to charge so not completely convinced yet. Thought I’d go for a lease purchase arrangement to return it if it isn’t working out or buy it at the end of the term.

I saw the car on bmw new car stock and contacted the dealer, they said they didn’t know they had it. A few calls later and they confirmed they had it. Bit of negotiation and deposit paid for collection hopefully next week.

Some dealers will not discount them but 3-4% discount was spent on the maintenance package, tyre/tire wheel insurance and some other bits.

Sophisto grey, black seats, tech pack plus, comfortable pack plus, pan roof, and some other things.

I’m told no massage seat for passenger and no tow bar.
 

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I had a test drive in the dealers demo car and said I’d buy it as it had a very full spec. Dealer then told me another dealership in their network had sold it. So they offered me a new one.

With the interest rates it’s cheaper to buy new when factoring in the warranty.

I’m slightly nervous about the range, availability of charge points and cost to charge so not completely convinced yet. Thought I’d go for a lease purchase arrangement to return it if it isn’t working out or buy it at the end of the term.

I saw the car on bmw new car stock and contacted the dealer, they said they didn’t know they had it. A few calls later and they confirmed they had it. Bit of negotiation and deposit paid for collection hopefully next week.

Some dealers will not discount them but 3-4% discount was spent on the maintenance package, tyre/tire wheel insurance and some other bits.

Sophisto grey, black seats, tech pack plus, comfortable pack plus, pan roof, and some other things.

I’m told no massage seat for passenger and no tow bar.
@Ordinaryjoe Oh I see. Good for you. For factory orders, they have changed it so that, literally everything is now thrown in as standard, with very few options available.

I would not buy any EV right now. The tech is evolving too quickly. Newer models will come out with better range and better efficiency. Best to buy for long term ownership, once the tech matures, imho. I am leasing for 3 years.

Regarding range of the iX and relying upon public charge points. Let's say you are using rapid charge points, where you're realistically going to charge the car up to 80% each time, that means you are going to start off with 205 miles (80% of 257 miles range)

Given no home charger, you are likely to not let the battery get down to below 10%, i.e. 25 miles of range, before recharging. Just in case you have to hunt around for a rapid charger.

So effectively, assuming your driving style and the weather doesn't get too freezing cold, you are looking at a usuable range of 205-25, which is 180 miles between charges.

Now, the question is, how often will you be driving more than 180 miles every day?
 
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