Electric BMW iX3 to be Imported From China

25 April, 2018, 15:15 | Author: Darren Santiago
  • Say hello to the iX3, BMW's 'first' electric car

Labelled as a Concept, but clearly close to production, the iX3 debuts BMW's fifth-generation eDrive electric drive system and new and more powerful batteries.

The reveal of the BMW iX3 Concept marks a shift in the German marque's electrification strategy, as it plans to release a line of all-electric models, starting with the iX3, from 2020. This technology groups the electric motor, transmission, and power electronics into a new separate electric dive component.

Called BMW Wireless Charging, it's available now as an option for the BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid sedan.

The concept is powered by a 200 kW/270 hp electric motor.

Like the vehicle architectures and eDrive technology of the future, the BMW Group's worldwide production network is also set up to provide a high level of flexibility - in this case for the production of models with electric drive systems.

BMW isn't the only carmarker to jump on the electric bandwagon. A claimed net power capacity of more than 70kWh is said to be enough for a 400km range or more - that's 249 miles, based on WLTP testing. A new charging control unit allows the battery to be recharged in 30 minutes when hooked up to a station with 150 kW output. The energy storage system has a newly developed Charging Control Unit and is created to be hooked up to fast-charging stations generating up to 150 kW. The trademark blue accents of BMW's "i" range are prominently featured. Meanwhile, BMW has also promised a non-SUV i4 model for the same year - it's rumoured to take design cues from the Vision Dynamics concept that was shown at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The brand's iconic kidney grille is in place, but it is closed off to improve aerodynamic efficiency and is highlighted in blue, while the rear diffuser is smoothed over with the lack of an exhaust. The concept is also fitted with light-alloy wheels in an aerodynamically optimised design.

The electric drive will be visible through the design elements from the BMW i design language in the exterior design mentioned above.

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