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I'm interested to see what BMWs people have owned before the iX since I imagine most of us are previous owners. For me I've owned X3s (2012 & 2018) and an X5 (2009).
 

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If I get the iX, it will be my very first BMW.
I have owned a few Audi's and MB's, and currently drive a GLA 250.
 

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I'm interested to see what BMWs people have owned before the iX since I imagine most of us are previous owners. For me I've owned X3s (2012 & 2018) and an X5 (2009).
Started with a 330d Touring 40-200,000 miles over 5 years
A M3 new followed by a new 2003 M3 CSL (weekend car and competition car)
A F31 330d Touring
Then first i3 2015 for 4 years. F31 335d Touring for long journeys
i8 in 2016 replaced the CSL (if I had kept the CSL it would be worth £20k more than the i8 now)
2019 i3S all options (Stormtrooper)
 

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I'm interested to see what BMWs people have owned before the iX since I imagine most of us are previous owners. For me I've owned X3s (2012 & 2018) and an X5 (2009).
1997 318i Sedan (E36)
2001 325i Sedan (E46)
2005 325i Touring (E91)
2009 Z4 25i (E89)
2012 325i Touring (F31)
2016 Mercedes E-Class 220d Wagon (S213)
Since 2020 330d xDrive Touring (G21)

Looking forward to replacing the 330d with an BEV in the fall or by end of year. Candidates are BMW iX, i4 or Mercedes EQE (electric E-Class).

Even though my brand of choice used to be BMW, I have to admit that the autonomous driving features in the Mercedes I owned have been far superior to what I have in the G21 now. Therefore the Mercedes EQ models are a strong contender for me.
 

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1997 318i Sedan (E36)
2001 325i Sedan (E46)
2005 325i Touring (E91)
2009 Z4 25i (E89)
2012 325i Touring (F31)
2016 Mercedes E-Class 220d Wagon (S213)
Since 2020 330d xDrive Touring (G21)

Looking forward to replacing the 330d with an BEV in the fall or by end of year. Candidates are BMW iX, i4 or Mercedes EQE (electric E-Class).

Even though my brand of choice used to be BMW, I have to admit that the autonomous driving features in the Mercedes I owned have been far superior to what I have in the G21 now. Therefore the Mercedes EQ models are a strong contender for me.
Great car history, I love those Z4s. Is the EQE the only Mercedes EV you'd consider?
 

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Great car history, I love those Z4s. Is the EQE the only Mercedes EV you'd consider?
I recently test drove the EQC. It is a great car - very quiet and I know the Mercedes autonomous drive is (from my perspective) on par with Tesla. I also test drove a Tesla Model 3 (they had no Model S available). I could hear the motor inside the car - for me that's a deal breaker. The range is problematic for me (I have to drive a lot for business reasons). My BEV must be able to run at least 300 to 400 km with one charge (in practice) so that would translate to about 600 km WLTP. The EQC does not offer that and the Model 3 is too noisy for me. The Model S will only become available in September again in Switzerland. By this time I will have clarity on the iX, i4 and EQE front.

I have seen the interior of the new C class which I find stunning (the big center screen is phenomenal). The EQE - according to what I was able to find out - seems to feature the same interior.

Do you see any other alternatives that fit the profile? (600 km WLTP, luxurious enough for long drives)
 

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I recently test drove the EQC. It is a great car - very quiet and I know the Mercedes autonomous drive is (from my perspective) on par with Tesla. I also test drove a Tesla Model 3 (they had no Model S available). I could hear the motor inside the car - for me that's a deal breaker. The range is problematic for me (I have to drive a lot for business reasons). My BEV must be able to run at least 300 to 400 km with one charge (in practice) so that would translate to about 600 km WLTP. The EQC does not offer that and the Model 3 is too noisy for me. The Model S will only become available in September again in Switzerland. By this time I will have clarity on the iX, i4 and EQE front.

I have seen the interior of the new C class which I find stunning (the big center screen is phenomenal). The EQE - according to what I was able to find out - seems to feature the same interior.

Do you see any other alternatives that fit the profile? (600 km WLTP, luxurious enough for long drives)
Mercedes has made some huge strides with their interiors, their new digital instrument cluster/infotainment screen looks incredible. The only other car I can think of that might suit your needs is a Polestar 2.

 

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Mercedes has made some huge strides with their interiors, their new digital instrument cluster/infotainment screen looks incredible. The only other car I can think of that might suit your needs is a Polestar 2.

Yes, but the Polestar 2 only features 470 km per charge according to WLTP. This is only slightly better than the EQC.
Plus I like the Merc and BMW interior design more.
 

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Yes, but the Polestar 2 only features 470 km per charge according to WLTP. This is only slightly better than the EQC.
Plus I like the Merc and BMW interior design more.
Yeah I had a feeling it wasn't going to be the right fit. The iX, i4 and Mercedes EQE is still a good batch to look at. I'd also suggest the EQS but that's likely going to be ridiculously expensive.
 

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Yeah I had a feeling it wasn't going to be the right fit. The iX, i4 and Mercedes EQE is still a good batch to look at. I'd also suggest the EQS but that's likely going to be ridiculously expensive.
Yeah, EQS is definitely out of my league... Seems to be a nice car though.
 

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Yeah, EQS is definitely out of my league... Seems to be a nice car though.
I like the shape of the exterior and the interior is really impressive to look at. But it seems so distracting with all the screens and colors.

 

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I like the shape of the exterior and the interior is really impressive to look at. But it seems so distracting with all the screens and colors.

Did you hear about that feature that the screen(s) get dimmed when the driver turns his head to look at it? If I remember correctly this applies to the passenger's screen.

So your passenger can watch a movie but distraction for the driver gets limited.

I have also read that the Hyperscreen will be an option for the EQE as well. Apart from that I also like the normal interior (which only features the vertical center screen like the new C-Class and the ICE S-Class.

As far as EV driving is concerned the EQS with a cw of 2.0 (and I assume same will apply to the EQE) seems to be offering a solid package for real world highway speed driving (not top speed but at a decent speed). It seems to be a really sound concept. Of course the EQS showcases all technologies that are possible but this gives me high hopes that the EQE will be a good package at a reasonable price level. If only it would be announced sooner than September. I really have to decide between BMW and Mercedes...
 

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...But it seems so distracting...
PS: One more thing: Since about two weeks I have reduced all visual clutter in my G21. The control display features mainly only a black surface. I even disabled the autonomous drive display (since I can see everything I need in the heads-up display). Media screen shows only CarPlay (my podcast player of choice).
I find it really soothing to drive like that now.
 

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Did you hear about that feature that the screen(s) get dimmed when the driver turns his head to look at it? If I remember correctly this applies to the passenger's screen.

So your passenger can watch a movie but distraction for the driver gets limited.

I have also read that the Hyperscreen will be an option for the EQE as well. Apart from that I also like the normal interior (which only features the vertical center screen like the new C-Class and the ICE S-Class.

As far as EV driving is concerned the EQS with a cw of 2.0 (and I assume same will apply to the EQE) seems to be offering a solid package for real world highway speed driving (not top speed but at a decent speed). It seems to be a really sound concept. Of course the EQS showcases all technologies that are possible but this gives me high hopes that the EQE will be a good package at a reasonable price level. If only it would be announced sooner than September. I really have to decide between BMW and Mercedes...
I wasn't familiar with that feature but that's good that Mercedes is adding that one. The EQS should be a great driving car like all S Class' and the aerodynamics should help a lot with range. It will be interesting to see what trickles down to the other EVs in Mercedes' lineup.
 
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