The BMW iX3 electric car is officially presented with an autonomous range of up to 520 km (7 photos + video)

Until the end of this year, the electric marketcars will be released announced in 2018, the BMW crossover under the brand name BMW iX3. Two years ago, the Beijing Concept iX3 was shown at the Beijing Motor Show and it announced the start of mass production of the car in 2020.

German auto giant sticks to promises andbegins mass production of the BMW iX3 electric crossover at the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture plant in Shenyang, China, from where cars will be shipped to customers around the world. It is noteworthy that on the same conveyor will be assembled both electric vehicles and ICE and hybrid versions of the BMW X3, which will quickly respond to changing demand.

Over the past two years since the presentation of the conceptThe BMW iX3 received some changes (for example, engine power increased from 270 to 286 hp), but the general ideology of the electric crossover remained the same. The first production BMW electric crossover will be based on the BMW eDrive 5gen platform, which will also become the basis for the BMW iNEXT and BMW i4 models, which are scheduled for release in 2021.

BMW eDrive fifth electric motor powerThe generation installed at the rear of the car is 210 kW or 286 horsepower and allows you to create a torque of 400 Nm. As a result, the BMW electric crossover can accelerate from 0 to 100 km in 6.8 seconds. The maximum speed gets an electronic limit of 180 km / h. The optimal engine design and the use of recovery technology will increase the range of autonomous travel on a single battery charge up to 520 km in the NEDC cycle or up to 460 km in the WLTP cycle.

BMW eDrive 5th High Voltage BatteryGeneration is manufactured using the latest technology and has a capacity of 80 kWh (used 74 kW) and is installed in the lower part of the car floor, which positively affects the aerodynamics and stability of the car. Owners of the electric crossover BMW iX3 will be able to charge batteries at one of more than 450 thousand public charging points around the world.

An optional fast charger will be available.a device that allows the use of various types of outlets. When using a charger with power up to 150 kW, the charging time from 0 to 80% will take 34 minutes. For every 10 minutes of recharging, the battery receives enough energy to travel 100 km. 19-inch BMW wheels made of light alloys and have enhanced aerodynamic characteristics are supplied as standard.

The manufacturer offers consumers the highestcomfort level and extended Inspiring packages (special coating of the case, LED headlights, three-zone climate control panoramic sunroof) and Impressive (20-inch wheels, acoustic glazing, sports seats, leather trim). BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Maps cloud navigation system and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is also standard.

In accordance with the BMW strategic programPower of Choice, the production BMW X3 will be available in four powertrain options: gasoline, diesel, electric or hybrid engines. By the end of this year, consumers will receive the first BMW iX3 cars, the production of which will be fully concentrated in the Chinese plant.

Source: bmwgroup