2022 BMW iX Review: Advanced Technology, BMW Performance

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
About That Grille
The large kidney grille has no openings into the engine bay since the vehicle has no internal-combustion engine to cool. Instead it integrates the camera technology, radar functions and other sensors behind a transparent surface that also has a 3D look. Heating elements and a cleaning system for the sensors are embedded in the grille as well. A polyurethane coating protects the grille from road damage — minor scratches or dings will self-heal within 24 hours at room temperature or via a five-minute supply of warm air. It’s unfortunate that in some states a front license plate has to be positioned across the grille.

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