BMW Australia Expands Electric Lineup with New iX2 Models Priced Below Luxury Car Tax Threshold

Jacob Brooke
October 26, 2023
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BMW Australia has announced the addition of two new electric vehicle (EV) variants, the iX2 eDrive20 and iX2 xDrive30, to its lineup. Both models will be priced below the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold of $89,332, qualifying them for exemptions from LCT and Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT).

With the new iX2 variants, BMW Australia will offer a total of six EV models priced below the LCT threshold. The iX2 eDrive20 is priced at $82,900, and the iX2 xDrive30 is priced at $85,700, with deliveries expected to commence in Q1 2024.

Both iX2 models will join BMW's existing lineup of sub-LCT EV variants, including the iX1 eDrive20, iX1 xDrive30, i4 eDrive35, and iX3 M Sport. The iX2 eDrive20 features a front-mounted drive unit with 150kW of system output and a 64.8kWh high-voltage battery that enables a range of up to 477 kilometers on the WLTP cycle.

The iX2 xDrive30 boasts a system output of 230kW and 494Nm of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds. Its 64.8 kWh battery enables a range of 417 – 449 kilometers on the WLTP cycle.

2024 BMW iX2 eDrive20 Specifications

  • Front-mounted drive unit
  • 150kW system output
  • 64.8kWh high-voltage battery
  • Up to 477 kilometers range on the WLTP cycle
  • Adaptive recuperation
  • MAX RANGE function
  • Max Performance Charging software

2024 BMW iX2 xDrive30 Specifications

  • Integrated drive units at front and rear axles
  • 230kW system output
  • 494Nm system torque
  • 0 to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds
  • Top speed of 180km/h
  • 64.8 kWh high-voltage battery
  • Up to 449 kilometers range on the WLTP cycle
  • Adaptive recuperation
  • MAX RANGE function
  • Max Performance Charging software
  • Up to 130kW DC fast charging rates
  • 22kW onboard AC charging capability as standard equipment
  • Flexible Fast Charger for home sockets
  • Mode 3 charging cable
  • 12-month subscription to the national Chargefox network

Pricing, Options and Inclusions

2024 BMW iX2 eDrive 20:

  • Price: $82,900

2024 BMW iX2 xDrive 30:

  • Price: $85,700
Options Program for iX2 xDrive30:

Enhancement Package Price (inc. GST excl. LCT):

  • Metallic paintwork (BMW Individual paintwork at additional cost) - $3,615
  • Panorama glass sunroof - $2,846
  • Harman/Kardon surround sound system - Included in Enhancement Package
  • Heated steering wheel - Included in Enhancement Package
  • Lumbar support with active massage function, front row - Included in Enhancement Package

M Sport Package Pro Price (inc. GST excl. LCT) -$4900:

  • 20" M light alloy wheels Y-spoke style 872 M, Bi-colour
  • M Lights Shadow Line
  • M Sport brakes, Red high-gloss
  • M Seat belts

Exterior Finishes:

  • Non-metallic paintwork:
  • Alpine White (no cost option)
  • Metallic paintwork (all $1,800):
  • Black Sapphire
  • M Brooklyn Grey
  • Fire Red
  • Skyscraper Grey
  • Cape York Green
  • M Portimao Blue
  • BMW Individual metallic paintwork:
  • BMW Individual Frozen Portimao Blue ($5,000; $3,200 with Enhancement Pack)
  • BMW Individual Frozen Pure Grey ($5,000; $3,200 with Enhancement Pack)

Alloy Wheels:

  • 19” M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 871 M, Bi-colour (Standard equipment)
  • 20" M light alloy wheels Y-spoke style 873 M, Bi-colour ($2,000; no cost with M Sport Package Pro)
  • 20" BMW Individual light alloy wheels Multispoke style 869 ($2,000; $500 with M Sport Package Pro)
M light Alloy Y-Spoke Design

2024 BMW iX2 xDrive30 Standard Inclusions

  • 19” alloy wheels
  • BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system
  • 2-zone auto climate control
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Automatic tailgate
  • BMW Digital Premium (90-day trial)
  • BMW Iconic Glow illuminated kidney
  • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
  • BMW Live Cockpit Pro 10.7” +10.25” curved widescreen display, feat. Operating System 9
  • Comfort Access and Digital key
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Driving Assistant Professional inc. Steering and Lane Control System, Active Cruise Control inc. Stop&Go and Blind Spot Monitor
  • Electric Seat function, front row
  • Head Up Display
  • Instrument panel in Sensatec
  • M Headliner in Anthracite
  • M Sport package
  • BMW Iconic Sounds Electric
  • 22kW AC onboard charging capability
  • 130kW DC onboard charging capability
  • Flexible Fast charge cable (Mode 2)
  • Public Charging cable (Mode 3)
  • 12-month Chargefox Subscription
Jacob Brooke
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