BMW iX3 New Powertrain Technology

The new BMW iX3 SUV is going to have a 74 kWh battery pack with a WLTP range of 273 miles (440 km) with a charging rate of up to 150 kW.

The vehicle will be the first electric car based on the new powertrain technology from BMW that uses a more extended electric range. As BMW said:

“With a net energy content of 74 kWh, the high-voltage battery unit installed in the BMW iX3 achieves a range of more than 440 km in the legislative WLTP test cycle. Within its segment, the BMW iX3 boasts not only a unique low power consumption of less than 20 kWh/100km accordingly to the WLTP test cycle, but also stands for a different ratio between battery size and range.”

Usually, this range is difficult to be achieved in the real world. Even so, BMW claims that the new electric powertrain, the 5th generation is efficient:

“The vehicle’s fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology comprises a drive unit in which electric motor, system electronics, and transmission are brought together into a central housing. As a result, the required installation space of the drive technology and its weight are considerably reduced. The ratio between motor output and weight of the drive system improves around 30% compared to the previous generation.”

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