BMW presented fully electric iX3
Fuel consumption combined in the NEDC test cycle: 0.0 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined: 17.8 to 17.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km; fuel consumption combined in the WLTP test cycle: 0.0 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined: 19.5 to 18.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km. Locally emission free driving pleasure complements the sporting ability for which BMW is renowned and the comfort multi‑faceted functionality and spaciousness of the successful BMW X3.
Latest stage in the ongoing rollout of the BMW Group’s electrification strategy; technological expertise amassed in the development of BMW I cars utilised for the first time in a purely electrically powered model from the BMW core brand. Major progress made in terms of power density, operating range, weight, installation space requirement and flexibility. Major progress made in terms of power density, operating range, weight, installation space requirement and flexibility.
Newly designed fifth-generation BMW eDrive electric motor produces maximum output of 210 kW/286 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h [62 mph] in 6.8 seconds (for purposes of comparison BMW X3 30i: 6.4 seconds), top speed (electronically limited): 180 km/h [112 mph]. The design principle of a current-excited synchronous motor enables optimised power development and allows engineers to avoid the use of rare earths.
Optimised energy storage concept now enables vehicle charging capacity of up to 150 kW at DC fast-charging stations; Recharging from 0 to 80 per cent of the high-voltage battery’s capacity takes 34 minutes, 10-minute charge adds 100 kilometres [62 miles] of range (WLTP). BMW iX3 customers enjoy particularly favourable tariffs at IONITY fast-charging stations with a consumption dependent component of e.g. €0.29 per kWh for Germany). ■