The iX3 concept vehicle, the first fully electric vehicle from BMW since the i3 in 2013, was unveiled in 2018. It is the first electric vehicle based on BMW’s fifth-generation electric powertrain technology that enables longer range in EVs. It is also the first vehicle that BMW is producing in China and exporting to other markets.
The German automaker announced today that dealers in Europe should be receiving deliveries of iX3 units in Europe in the next few days. Oliver Zipse, BMW CEO, commented: “The BMW iX3 will be arriving in showrooms in the next few days. Employees at the BBA plant in Shenyang celebrated the start of production in late September. The iX3 brings e-mobility to the extremely popular X family and paves the way for the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology.”
The BMW iX3 offers a WLTP rated range of 286 miles. Its 80 kWh (74 kWh useable) battery pack feeds a 210 kW/286 hp electric motor with a peak torque of 295 lb-ft. It comes with a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds, can take a 150 kW DC fast-charge output, and comes to the European market with a price tag of €70,000.