Introducing the New BMW iX3
Introducing a fully-electric BMW X model; the new BMW iX3. Sporting a traditional BMW X model design with incredible levels of refinement and panache.
The SUV, or SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) in BMW terminology, continues its popularity with buyers. The extra practicality, high driving position, prominent looks and endless ability ensure the SUV is one of the most popular vehicle types on the market. It was only a matter of time before BMW added this popular vehicle to its electric model line-up.
The BMW iX3 is only the second fully-electric model in the BMW range, following on from the i3. With electric vehicles continuing to impress and popularity of the SUV not slowing, discover this trailblazing model in all its detail below.
Design and Practicality
Designed and based on the BMW X3, you can see how the iX3 name came to fruition. Already a handsome SUV offering, the iX3 adds its own style to the X3 DNA.
No need for a radiator grille due to its electric nature, the iX3 features an eye-catching BMW i specific kidney grille, with the trademark blue accents to ensure onlookers know this is a car from the innovative BMW i range. The characteristic blue accents are also continued on the sideskirts and rear valance, as well as in the spacious interior.
The BMW iX3 is brilliantly practical, featuring a 510-litre boot capacity, rising to 1,560 litres with the rear seats folded. High-quality materials and stylish flair combine creating a fine interior ambience too.
Technology and Safety
Being a state-of-the-art electric X model from BMW, the technology and safety factors are hugely impressive. The BMW iX3 is loaded with superb levels of connectivity and cutting edge driver assistance systems.
For example, Driving Assistant Professional, which comes as standard and even offers ultra-futuristic partial automation. This is complemented by Parking Assistant Plus, and Surround View with Parking and Reversing Assistant to make the iX3 easier to park and manoeuvre safely. BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant enables owners to be able to prompt their iX3 via voice commands via a 'Hey BMW' command, for a more pleasing and easier driving experience.
Acoustic Pedestrian Warning and Assisted Driving View ensure drivers are more alert of their surroundings and can help in discovering a safer driving experience.
Range and Performance
BMW vehicles are famed for their sought-after driving experience and poise, therefore the iX3 features a typically potent amount of power as well as offering a dynamic drive. The eDrive unit generates 282bhp, which can deliver instant electric acceleration, enabling the iX3 to go from 0 to 62mph in just 6.8 seconds.
A high efficiency nature means the iX3 can deliver a range of up to 285 miles on a single charge and the adaptive suspension provides a choice of COMFORT and SPORT programmes so you can adjust the damper characteristics to suit any driving situation.
Enhanced performance is delivered from the new integrated unit, which works in conjunction with the electric motor, transmission and power electronics; improving the power to weight ratio by approximately 30 percent, to provide a truly sensational driving experience.
With use of a dedicated BMW i Wallbox Connect charger, owners can receive 80 percent charge in approximately three to five hours, which is around 70 percent faster than a conventional 3-pin home socket. It will take less than eight hours to become fully-charged.
Use of a high-power charging stations or fast charging stations can give 62 miles (100km) of range in just seven and twenty minutes respectively.
If you are out and about and trying to locate one of the many public charging stations located around the UK, the Connected Charging digital service allows the iX3 to point you in the right direction. On top of this, it also lets you know availability of the charging points and the charging type offered.
- 19” Bicolour Jet Black Aero style 842 alloy wheels
- M Sport package
- Vernasca Leather
- Metallic Paint
- Anthracite Headlining
- Adaptive Suspension
- Adaptive LED headlights and LED rear lights
- Front Heated Seats
- Automatic Tailgate
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Automatic Air Conditioning with 3-zone control
- Active Protection
- BMW Live Cockpit Professional/Driving Assistant Professional
- Parking Assistant
- Enhanced Bluetooth with Wireless Charging
- eDrive Exterior Sound
- Ambient Lighting
M Sport Pro
Key features in addition to M Sport:
- 20" Bicolour Jet Black Aero style 890 M alloy wheels
- Comfort Access
- Acoustic Glazing
- Lumbar Support
- Iconic Electric Sound
- Black with Blue stitching Vernasca leather
- Parking Assistant Plus
- Head up Display
- Harman Kardon Surround Sound
- Gesture Control
Arrange your test drive in the BMW iX3
We continue to see a rise in popularity for some key car model segments. The SUV and electric vehicle markets are both prime examples, and so the BMW iX3 has the perfect foundations to a be a success.
With a sharp modern design language, complemented by the striking blue accents of the BMW i electric brand, the new iX3 has no problem when it comes to looks. Loaded with safety and technology, BMW's first electric X model looks set to be a great choice for those wanting a cutting-edge electric SUV that offers fine levels of superb refinement, premium luxury and the typical dynamic BMW driving experience.
Contact your local Stratstone BMW retailer today to arrange a test drive or to find out more.