While the iX3, now on display at the Beijing motor show, won't be the brand's first all-electric model, it signals further integration of fully-electrified powertrains into BMW's model range. It represents the next step in BMW's electric-car strategy, which sees BMW complementing today's i3 and i8 with a range of fully electric versions of its core models.
The BMW Concept iX3 underscores the BMW Group's resolve to further strengthen its leading position in the field of electric mobility.
Confused? Well, forget all the nomenclature, it's an electric version of BMW's big-selling and critically-lauded X3 and that should be good enough for now. In this new generation of powertrains, the electric motor, transmission and power electronics are now grouped into a single component.
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Plus, the fifth-generation electric drive system also includes new and more powerful batteries. Apparently, the new layout "brings considerable advances in terms of performance characteristics, operating range, weight, packaging space and flexibility".
Under the newest fuel efficiency test cycles introduced a year ago, BMW says it covered 249 miles - that's slightly short of the "up to 298 mile" distance the Jaguar I-Pace can cover between charges. This is visible in the concept vehicle both in the side and in the rear. Now only the X1 plug-in hybrid is built in China.
As is so often the case, the iX3 is a concept in name only. "That means a pure combustion engine, plug-in hybrid or battery powered drive system can be integrated into any model as desired".
Talking of the looks, BMW hasn't tried to differentiate it much from the basis X3 variants.
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Based on the X3, the iX3 Concept also features a specially developed rear axle subframe and specific chassis integration. The iX3 is certainly going to be an exciting product from BMW. This makes it easier to integrate the same powertrain into different vehicle architectures.
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Another prominent highlight of the BMW iX3 is the high-voltage battery developed for the fifth-gen eDrive technology which is optimised for charging capability.
Towards the front area lies the BMW iBrand.
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