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2021 BMW iNext could have more than 600km of electric range

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    The production version of BMW's iNext concept car could boast an all-electric range of more than 600km on a full charge from its flagship variant.According to BMW Blog, the German marque is on track to unveil the production-ready iNext later this year and it's expected there will be three variants in the range.At the top end of the line-up, one model will reportedly deliver between 600 and 620 kilometres of range on a full charge on the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) cycle a measure that tends to provide a fairly accurate range estimate for electric vehicles.A base model, meanwhile, will reportedly offer 400km of real-world electric range, while power outputs will could vary from roughly 223kW to 447kW across the line-up.The latest reports correspond with BMW's previous indications that the car would be available with a battery pack capable of up to 600 kilometres of driving, meaning the BMW iX's range will eclipse those currently offered by premium competitors like Audi and Mercedes-Benz.Currently, Tesla is the only manufacturer with a production car offering 600km of range or more with the Model S boasting up to 610km although incoming models like the Lucid Air promise up to 809km on some variants.For comparison's sake, the Mercedes-Benz EQC currently offers up to 417km of range on the WLTP cycle, while Audi's e-tron is capable of up to 436km of range, and Jaguar's I-Pace offers a maximum of 470km.The BMW iNext which will likely use some iteration of the iX naming convention when it is officially unveiled is expected to land in US showrooms in late 2021.According to these spy shots, it's likely to receive the same tall kidney grille featured on the 2021 BMW 4 Series.The German marque hopes to add 25 electrified cars to its line-up by 2025, having already unveiled its iX3 medium SUV earlier this year, promising a WLTP range of up to 460km and an Australian showroom arrival by mid-2021.MORE: 2021 BMW iNext interior and exterior spied againMORE: Spec shootout Audi e-tron vs Mercedes-benz EQC vs Jaguar I-PaceMORE: Everything BMW