BMW iX Vs. Tesla Model X

Which is Best for You: The BMW iX or Tesla Model X?

Both the upcoming BMW iX and Tesla Model X come with impressive features, capabilities, and designs. Still, you may find one that suits your lifestyle and preferences better after seeing what both have to offer. The upcoming BMW iX stirs up the luxury compact electric segment as a new addition with striking style, state-of-the-art technology, and the outstanding driving experience you expect from the BMW brand.

While the BMW iX is expected in early 2022, it's not too early to start weighing your options. We provide you with useful information so that you can decide on the option that's best for you. We're confident that the BMW iX will shine through in the categories that matter most. Learn more about how these two models stack up.

Exterior Design

Both the BMW iX and Tesla Model X offer contemporary exterior designs for sleek appearances. The BMW iX offers an impressive kidney grille to maintain the brand's iconic look while also housing sensors and cameras. This grille also has a self-healing surface, making it possible to repair minor scratches on its own. Expressive fenders, creative contours, and crisp headlights immediately catch the eye.

Overall, the Model X has a less interesting and distinctive appearance. The headlights are small and unremarkable, while the shape and contours of the Model X look conventional. When it comes to the profile of these models, there's really no competition with the iX. The iX features a design more typical of SUVs but with short overhangs and exceptional proportions. The Model X looks bland by comparison.

Interior Design

The new BMW iX offers a stunning interior design with upscale amenities and sustainably conscious materials. With recycled materials, you can reduce waste while enjoying a striking appearance. A standard Panoramic Moonroof is embedded with thousands of liquid crystals, providing an eclipse-like electro-chromatic shading effect when desired.

You can also enjoy sophisticated features at every turn. The Intelligent Personal Assistant responds to natural speech, gauges reactions based on context, and can identify individuals in different areas of the vehicle. Shy Tech intuitively blends with the amenities and materials of the iX, including capacitive buttons built into wood trim, a sound system cloaked by acoustic fabric, and radiant heat in the dash and door panels.

While the Model X has been recently redesigned with a landscape-oriented screen, interesting interface easter eggs, and an all-glass roof, it doesn't offer an eclectic collection of high-end features and amenities. While the contemporary, minimalist design is unique, it fails to create an awe-inspiring experience as the iX does. The yoke steering wheel may look interesting, but it may not be comfortable, practical, or safe.

Driving Range

The Tesla Model X has an advantage in driving range with between 340 and 360 miles of range, depending on your selection. The BMW iX also offers an impressive driving range with an estimated 300 miles of driving range. With this range, drivers will have more than enough power to commute throughout the week.

Both models offer quick charging capabilities, and EVgo backs the BMW iX for a network of public charging stations for iX drivers.


If you need to bring in your BMW iX for service or updates, you can visit any of the numerous service stations through Michigan. However, there is only one Tesla service center in all of Michigan. If you need to service or update your Model X, you will have to travel from wherever you are in the state to the one location, making the BMW iX the practical choice for Michigan drivers.

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If you're interested in learning more about the upcoming BMW iX, contact our sales team today and discover how you can reserve your own.

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