The BMW iX3 all-electric crossover has only been on the market for two years and now it’s getting a facelift. Fresh design accents underscore the close conceptual and technological links between the all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) for the premium midsize class and the BMW iX and BMW i4.
The updated iX3 features larger BMW kidney grille, headlights around ten millimeters slimmer than before and newly sculpted front apron.
The updated BMW iX3 will come equipped with standard M Sport package which includes new M aerodynamic wheels in 20-inch format optionally available as an alternative to the standard 19-inch aerodynamic wheels. Adaptive LED Headlights are also included as standard. BMW Laserlight can be ordered as an option.
Inside the cabin, the updated iX3 gets a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and an enlarged control display matching its dimensions. Newly designed control panel on the center console for the gear selector lever, BMW Controller, Start/Stop button and the buttons for the Driving Experience Control switch and parking brake.
There are no changes to the battery capacity or power output. The iX3 comes with 80 kWh battery (74 kWh usable capacity) which will cover up to 460 kilometers (286 miles) in the WLTP test cycle. Combined Charging Unit enables direct current (DC) fast-charging at a rate of up to 150 kW. 10-minute fast charge adds around 100 kilometers (62 miles) of range in the WLTP cycle.
Packaged in the rear axle subframe the drive system delivers maximum output of 210 kW/286 hp and peak torque of 400 N·m (295 lb-ft).
The rear-wheel drive iX3 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited 180km/h (112 mph).
The updated BMW iX3 will have its European premiere at the IAA Mobility 2021 event in Munich. Production will get underway at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture’s Shenyang facility in China in September 2021 – both for the local market and for export. It will be priced from €67,300 including VAT in Germany.