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INTRODUCING THE NEW BMW IX3.
Sustainability has long been a core mantra of the BMW
Group, as they continue to diversify their existing
offering of 12 all-electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid
technology models, to 25 electric power trains by 2023,
with half to be fully electric.
The introduction this year of the new BMW i4, iX3
and iX means BMW are well on their way, and will see
this already impressive electrified line up broaden to
span 15 vehicles.
In this article, we’re shining the spotlight on the new
BMW iX3, an evolutionary all-electric SUV, taking the
future of BMW electric mobility a step further.
Here you can explore the iX3 in detail covering the
aesthetic highlights, product specifications and the
performance credentials of this landmark model.
DISCOVER THE ELECTRIC EDGE
The iX3 is the trailblazer for the fifth-generation BMW
eDrive technology, mastering the balance between the
innovations of the electric motor and high-voltage battery,
whilst maintaining a collaborative approach to reducing
For example, the electric motor now no longer requires the
use of rare earth elements and focuses more on the recycling
and reusable materials for its production. This new approach
has had no effect on performance, with the iX3 providing an
all-electric range of around 282 miles*.
What’s more with two models to choose from, each with
their own high level of standard specification, the iX3 grabs
attention with unique styling and an innovative interior.
The exterior styling does not differ between the iX3 Premier
Edition and the Premier Edition Pro; the main differences
are within the comfort and practicality of the editions
alongside the advanced technological offering. More to
follow on this shortly.
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“IT LANDS IN THAT CROSSOVER SWEET
SPOT: A COMPACT SUV, CAPABLE OF SEATING
THE WHOLE FAMILY, BUT STILL PRACTICAL
ENOUGH FOR URBAN DRIVING.”
Chris Hall, Pocket-lint
THE ULTIMATE DRIVE
Like all new BMW models, innovation starts from the ground
up, and in the iX3 this includes the new aerodynamic alloy
wheel design first debuted on the concept model and now
exclusively available on all iX3 Premier Editions as standard
with the striking Jet Black geometric star design. The 20”
alloys boast weight reduction of around 15 per cent against the
conventional alloy wheel and increased efficiency of up to 30 per
cent due to the reduced drag that is achieved with the constant
airflow. All these benefits packaged together delivers enhanced
performance and an extended range of up to six miles.