BMW iX3 Charts New EV Ground
The new iX3 is seen as a trailblazer for the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology.
The BMW iX3, the production of which will commence in 2020, facilitates locally emission-free driving in a novel and efficient form, while also being suitable for everyday use.
A range of more than 440 km within the legislative WLTP test cycle will be achieved with a net-battery size of 74 kWh.
The first purely electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is the trailblazer for BMW eDrive technology of the fifth generation, which, starting 2021, will also be deployed in the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT.
For this purpose, both the drive system and the high-voltage battery unit featuring pioneering battery cell technology have been completely redeveloped.
In the BMW iX3, the related advancement ensures brand-typical driving experience combined with outstanding efficiency and a novel balance of weight and range.
The fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology is the key to future-oriented sustainability for vehicles with electrified drive systems. It is the result of consistent development work within the framework of BMW EfficientDynamics and the experience gained by the BMW Group in the field of electric mobility spanning more than 10 years.
The electric motor featured in the BMW iX3 delivers a maximum power output of 210 kW/286 hp. The torque of 295 lb/ft allows for high initial acceleration and keeps a high level even at the upper motor speeds because of exclusive BMW design measures.
The electric motor used in the BMW iX3 transfers power to the rear wheels. This effectuates a further increase in drive system efficiency. Moreover, the range of the BMW iX3 benefits from the drive design conveying the traditional BMW rear-wheel drive experience.
High-voltage batteries with significant higher energy density and responsible use of raw materials.
The high-voltage battery unit of the BMW iX3 is integral part of BMW’s fifth eDrive generation and is based on the latest evolution in NMC-811 technology in BMW typical prismatic design.