The iX will debut BMW’s new Operating System 8 that the company says is designed for 5G connectivity.
The system has a new generation of displays, controls and software and, after the iX, will be rolled out broadly across all other models, Zipse said.
In 2025 BMW will present its first model on the new Neue Klasse (New Class) platform which is designed to be primarily full-electric but can also accommodate diesel or gasoline engines, including plug-in hybrids.
“Our new vehicle architecture is uncompromisingly electric, whether with battery power or hydrogen,” Zipse said.
The highly flexible and scalable platform is designed to allow more aerodynamic designs with different proportions and more spacious interiors. It will be used for all new models in the group’s range, from BMWs to Rolls-Royces, starting in 2025.
“The Neue Klasse comes with a new IT and software architecture, as well as newly developed high-performance electric drive train and battery generation,” Zipse said.
BMW expects sales of its full-electric models to grow by more than 50 percent annually on average by 2025, more than ten times the figure for 2020.
By the end of 2025, the company expects to have delivered about 2 million full-electric vehicles to customers, with a share of at least 25 percent of total sales by 2025, rising to 10 million and at least half of global deliveries by 2030.