Comparing the 2022 and 2023 BMW iX xDrive50 - Higher Price Tag and More Features

Comparing the 2022 and 2023 BMW iX xDrive50 - Higher Price Tag and More Features
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The 2023 BMW iX xDrive50 is the latest model from the German automaker, and it comes with a few changes. The base price has gone up to $93k, an increase of $3k. What used to be standard equipment (active 4 wheel steering and 2 axle air suspension) are now an option for $4,650 (ZDE dynamic handling package). The ZDE option is a requirement if you want the ZGT premium enhanced package, which also requires 6PA personal eSIM for $400. Parking assistant professional (was $500 upcharge in 2022) is now standard in the ZGT premium enhanced package for the same price $9,900, but will be losing the interior camera (minus around $150 I think), and of course the passenger massage/lumbar from the multifunction front seats. B&W sound is no longer available, only in M60.

Unfortunately, BMW Canada has raised the price for a fully loaded iX xDrive50 by $8k. This makes it difficult for customers who have already placed their deposits and are waiting for delivery. Some customers have reported that they have been waiting for 12-24 months without any luck. However, there have been reports of customers receiving their vehicles within weeks of placing their orders. It appears that BMW Canada allocates vehicles to each dealership and the dealers have no control over how many they get.

The 2023 iX xDrive50 does not come with tailgate kick open or B&W speakers as options. The interior camera is also no longer available. This means that the 2022 model is better than the 2023 model in terms of pricing and equipment level. Customers should talk to their sales manager to find out what options are available before placing their order.

Overall, the 2023 BMW iX xDrive50 is a great car with some new features and upgrades. However, customers should be aware of the increased cost and lack of certain features compared to the 2022 model before making their purchase decision. The ZGT premium enhanced package is a great option for those looking for the best of both worlds, but it does come with a hefty price tag. Customers should also be aware that BMW Canada has raised the prices on their vehicles and that they may have to wait longer than expected for delivery.

What is the base price of the 2023 Canadian iX xDrive50?

The base price has gone up to $93,000, an increase of $3,000.

What used to be standard equipment on the 2023 Canadian iX xDrive50?

Active 4 wheel steering and 2 axle air suspension are now an option for $4,650 (ZDE dynamic handling package).

Is the ZGT premium enhanced package available for the 2023 Canadian iX xDrive50?

Yes, but it requires the ZDE option and 6PA personal eSIM for $400.

Is Parking assistant professional still available as an upcharge in 2022?

No, it is now standard in the ZGT premium enhanced package for the same price ($9,900), but will not include the interior camera or passenger massage/lumbar from the multifunction front seats.

Is B&W sound still available for the 2023 Canadian iX xDrive50?

No, only in M60.

Are other options still available for the 2023 Canadian iX xDrive50?

Yes, other options remain the same as in 2022.

When can I expect to receive my 2023 Canadian iX xDrive50?

Delivery times vary depending on when you placed your deposit and which dealership you are ordering from. Generally speaking, delivery could be between 12 and 24 months after placing your deposit. Some dealerships may have a shorter wait time than others.

Are tailgate kick, B&W speakers, interior camera, and passenger lumber support still available on the 2023 iX50?

No, these features are no longer available on the 2023 iX50. The tailgate kick is now standard on the M60, and the B&W speakers, interior camera, and passenger lumbar support are only available in the ZGT premium enhanced package.

Is there a discount for ordering the 2023 Canadian iX xDrive50?

Yes, there is a $2,000 discount for ordering the 2023 Canadian iX xDrive50 before December 31st. This discount is only available for orders placed directly with the dealership.