Friday, 17 August, 2018

BMW Concept iX3 previews a new ELECTRIC X3 SUV for 2020

BMW iX3 The production version of the iX3 is planned to be the third pure electric model from the BMW Group Close
Edmund Robinson | 25 April, 2018, 16:10

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.

Aesthetically, the iX3 is immediately recognisable as a BMW X model. It will be produced in China under the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture. Considering it's just a concept for now, the company is not detailing much about it.

When the iX3 arrives in production form, it will support 150kW fast charging, which means it will be able to charge up to 80 per cent of the batteries in less than half an hour - given you're charging it from an ample power source.

The BMW iX3 Concept features the latest fifth-generation eDrive electric technology. All of which draw power from a newer battery which is more compact - and more powerful, too. That means better performance, operating range, weight, packaging space, and flexibility in the vehicle.

Further, the company claims that the new tech helps it to significantly lower the production costs compared to the current units. The components for the fifth-generation powertrain are coming from production facilities in the U.S., China and Germany. BMW says this modular approach will "meet the ever-increasing need for electrified vehicles with a wealth of different variants tailored to meet specific demand". The closed double kidney with the blue accentuation continues the BMW i Vision Dynamics brand already featured in the BMW i Vision Dynamics. The concept study is also fitted with light-alloy wheels in an aerodynamically optimised design.

BMW iX3
The production version of the iX3 is planned to be the third pure electric model from the BMW Group Close

Further, the vehicle has a new rear bumper and fresh side skirts. In place of the conventional exhaust outlets, there is a diffuser element featuring the blue highlights. Future models of electrified vehicles are being developed under that strategy using a generic term iNext according to BMW.

The iX3 adopts an evolution of BMW's design language that moves away from the separate twin-kidney grille that has characterized the brand's cars since the early 1930s.

"We don't invent a completely new vehicle with the design".

BMW's choice of China for producing its first electric SUV comes as little surprise.

The other model now in BMW's "i" range is the i3 supermini (right).




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