A BMW rep was standing next to me when I showed him how awful the door sounded when I closed the door. Because the door is frameless around the glass window, the seal is not air tight. I did not notice the electronic latch as you mentioned. I slammed the door like I normally do with all cars.Sounds like the IX model on display at the Long Beach Expo this year had automatic soft close doors. You just have to get the door close to the latch and it will electronically suck it in to make the final latch. However, if you attempt to close it like a typical door, it will definitely make a terrible clank. I suspect a BMW rep had left the car unattended when you were viewing it Hank or he/she would have been quick to point that out. When I viewed the IX in Seattle
at last years Expo I wasnt impressed either and it didn’t even have blue interior. I Especially dislike the ugly kidney grille on that one. Alex Guberman of “E for Electric“ refers to the IX as having a Monkey-Butt grille which I believe describes it pretty well.
in my opinion, the best doors are built by Volvo. It feels solid and very heavy. It has a nice vacuum seal sound as I close the driver side door.
I spent most of my day test riding e-bikes. E-bikes are super fun!