If you're on the lookout for a luxurious eco-friendly ride that can handle some off-road terrain, you might want to check out the BMW iX1 xDrive30. This all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) from one of Germany's top automakers could be the perfect entry point into the X line-up.
Now, you may be wondering what sets an SAV apart from an SUV. According to BMW, SAVs have a more powerful and capable powertrain compared to their SUV counterparts. While SUVs may not excel off-road and have less impressive engines, SAVs provide the best of both worlds: ample space and practicality coupled with high-performing torque and power. So, if you're after an eco-friendly ride that can also tackle some tough terrain, the BMW iX1 xDrive30 might just be the perfect fit.
BMW iX1 Towing Capacity By Year
|2023 BMW iX1||750kg||1200kg||1200kg|
|2022 BMW iX1||750kg||1200kg||1200kg|
How Much Can a BMW iX1 Tow?The BMW iX1 packs a punch with its impressive 1,200kg towing capacity, making it capable of towing small single axle caravans as well as some small 2-beth touring caravans. What's intriguing is that the iX1 outperforms its larger sibling, the BMW iX3, in terms of towing capacity, power, and traction. With AWD and 308 HP, the iX1 is a force to be reckoned with.
While the iX1 may fall short in terms of range and charging speed compared to some of its electric tow car competitors, it certainly holds its own in the market. Let's not get caught up in the BMW vs BMW crossover comparison and give credit where credit is due. The iX1 proves to be a worthy contender in the electric tow car arena.
Is the BMW iX1 a good tow car?The latest version of the BMW iX1 is a tad larger than its predecessor, boasting an impressive physique of 4,500mm in length, 1,845mm in width, and 1,642mm in height. And to top it off, it has a maximum braked towing capacity of 1,200kg meaning it can pull an average sized caravan with ease.
As well as providing the braked towing capacity for your BMW iX1, where data is available we also have also listed the BMW iX1's unbraked towing capacity.
Here is a full list of the Unbraked and Braked Towing Capacity for the BMW iX1. If you cannot find the BMW iX1 you are looking for please drop us a email and we will add this to the list.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the towing weights provided on this website are accurate, we always recommend checking the vehicle log book (V5) for the official towing capacity. We accept no responsibility if the towing weights provided on this website are incorrect.
|Car Make & Model||Max Towing Weight - Unbraked||Max Towing Capacity - Braked|
|2023 BMW iX1 sDrive18i xLine||750kg||1200kg|
|2023 BMW iX1 sDrive18d M Sport||750kg||1200kg|
|2022 BMW iX1 sDrive18i xLine||750kg||1200kg|
|2022 BMW iX1 sDrive18d M Sport||750kg||1200kg|
How Does The BMW iX1 Towing Capacity Compare To The Competition?When it comes to the BMW iX1's towing capacity of 1,200kg, it falls short in comparison to its similarly priced competitors offering 1,500kg (Volvo XC40, Polestar 2) and 1,600 kg (IONIQ 5, Kia EV6). The Tesla Model Y is an obvious contender in the electric crossover market, although it does come with a higher initial price tag of £55K compared to the iX1's £50K. However, the Tesla boasts superior towing capacity (1,600kg), DC charging speed (250kW), and real-world range (270 miles).
At present, the iX1's 130kW DC rapid charging speed is subpar for a new car on the market, falling behind the IONIQ 5 and EV6 at over 200kW, and the Volvo XC40 and Polestar 2 at 150kW. Additionally, the iX1's estimated real-world range of 230 miles is decent, but not outstanding. Its usable battery capacity of just under 65kWh is also lacking compared to much of the competition in the market.
In my personal opinion, the iX1 is a slight upgrade from the iX3, but I wouldn't consider it a significant improvement. If I were in the market for a fully electric BMW for towing purposes, I would likely pass on the iX1 and opt for the i4 instead, as it surpasses the iX1 in multiple aspects. However, if one were to expand their search beyond BMW, the iX1 doesn't quite measure up. At a price point of approximately £50K, its 1,200kg towing capacity, real-world range, and DC rapid charging speed fall short compared to other available electric tow car options. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any standout features that would make the iX1 a compelling choice over its competitors.