BMW iX Vs. Tesla Model Y

Compare the Upcoming BMW iX to the Tesla Model Y to Find the Best Match

There's plenty to get excited about when it comes to the upcoming BMW iX. You can expect innovative all-electric performance, high-end luxury, and an athletic driving experience that lives up to the BMW brand's reputation. Even with the upcoming release of the BMW iX, there is competition from other models like the new Tesla Model Y.

As a BMW dealer, we are confident that you will find that the new BMW iX stands out in all the categories that matter most to you. We compare key features and capabilities of the upcoming BMW iX and the Tesla Model Y to help discover the right match for your lifestyle. See what happens when these two all-electric models go head-to-head.

Exterior Design

When you compare the appearance of the new BMW iX and the Model Y, there is really no competition. The Model Y has no grille, a somewhat bland appearance, and small headlights, making for an unremarkable road presence. While there is something to be said about the aerodynamics of the Model Y, it has an overall conventional appearance.

When you choose the BMW iX, you can count on the show-stopping appearance that BMW is known for. The BMW iX combines its legacy of iconic style with a futuristic appearance for head-turning luxury. The iconic kidney grille has been repurposed for housing sensors and cameras used for driver assistance. This innovative grille includes self-healing technology, which can repair minor scratches independently.

The BMW iX offers a more traditional SUV design but with short overhangs and expressive fenders. You can also find attractive design features like four frameless doors and Comfort Access technology that provides a choreographed light display for drivers.

Interior Design

The new BMW iX and Model Y both offer unique interior designs with highly sophisticated features. When you choose the new iX, you will find high-end amenities and sustainably conscious materials. The cabin of the iX uses recycled materials so that you can reduce waste while enjoying a luxurious appearance.

While the Model Y offers an impressive all-glass roof, the BMW iX counters with a panoramic moonroof with thousands of embedded liquid crystals. When desired, you can enjoy an eclipse-like electro-chromatic shading effect with this innovative moonroof. Meanwhile, the Model Y offers a contemporary, minimalist design that is unique but doesn't include an impressive selection of luxury amenities and features.

When it comes to features and interface, the BMW iX includes high-end features like Shy Tech, which intuitively blends with the materials and amenities of the cabin. There are capacitive buttons built into wood trim, radiant heat in the dash and panels, and a sound system hidden in acoustic fabric. You can enjoy a familiar BMW experience with the Intelligent Personal Assistant system that responds to natural speech, gauges reactions based on context, and can identify individuals in various areas of the cabin.

The Model Y is known for its interface easter eggs, landscape touchscreen, and over-the-air updates. Model Y vehicles have the option of a yoke steering wheel that may seem unique but may not be comfortable or safe.


When it's time to bring in your vehicle for service, you will discover it's more challenging to get the service you need with the Tesla Model Y. There is only one Tesla location in all of Michigan, meaning that you will need to travel from wherever you are to this one location. Multiple BMW dealerships will be able to service your BMW iX so that you won't have to go out of your way.

Reserve the Upcoming BMW iX

If you want to learn more about the new BMW iX, you can contact our sales team today for more information and reserve the right model for you.

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