A new BMW that blazes a trail
The iX3 is an electrifying celebration that heralds a new era of the ultimate driving machine. A practical, comfortable true BMW, it scores an impressive wow-factor for three standout reasons: its dynamic performance makes it feel good to drive; its super long-range provides peace of mind, and its remarkable efficiency makes saving the planet just a bit more affordable. Plus, stunning design options in the exterior and interior emphasise the exclusivity of this first all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle.
A musical crossover like no other
This fossil-fuel-free SUV strikes just the right note with an electric soundtrack composed by Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. You might even feel a bit like a musical conductor yourself, operating the infotainment system via gesture controls. The iX3 also features a new cloud-based navigation system which provides more precise route and arrival times, as well as mid-journey recharge stop-recommendations. Clear, powerful contours give it a modern puristic appearance that seamlessly combines innovation and expression.
Pure driving dynamics and high power charging
Comfortable and engaging to drive, BMW’s sprightly new 'green' SUV sprints from rest to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds– only just off the mark of the petrol-powered X3 xDrive30i.
Powered by a single electric motor that drives the rear wheels, it can reach a top speed of 180 km/h and up to 460 km of electric range—thanks in part to the heavily sculpted 20-inch wheels, designed to smooth airflow along the side of the car. And with a 150 kW charging capability, the BMW iX3 is ready to go at 80% in about 34 minutes.
BMW iX3 specifications
Battery 80.0 kWh
Fast Charge Time (36->288 km) 27 min
WLTP range 460 km
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h 6.8 sec
Top Speed 180 km/h
Total Torque -400 Nm
Drive - rear
Top FAQs electric drivingWhat is a full electrical vehicle? An electric vehicle, also called an EV, uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. The energy used for driving an EV is stored in the battery and the battery is charged at a charge station (at home, at the office or in public).What do I need to charge my electric vehicle? To charge your electric vehicle, you will require a recharging station, a charging cable, and a charging card.How many kilometres can I drive on a fully charged battery? A fully charged battery with a capacity of 40 kW will enable you to drive 200 to 250 kilometers. If you drive sensibly, you will achieve even more. Speed has the most effect on the amount of power drawn down from your battery, so you are advised to keep to the permitted speed limits.
There are also other factors that may have an effect on your driving range:
- High or low temperatures (resulting in continuous operation of the air conditioning/heating)
- A (too) sporty driving style
- Driving with a strong headwind
- A fully loaded car
- Driving uphill for a long period of time
Does an electric vehicle require different maintenance than a vehicle with petrol or diesel? An electric vehicle requires less maintenance. This is due to the engine's reduced number of moving parts compared to a conventional combustion motor, which therefore leads to reduced wear. Moreover, oil changes are a thing of the past and the vehicle does not have an exhaust or gears. In addition, the brakes are less susceptible to wear thanks to the regenerative braking capacity.How safe are electric vehicles? Electric vehicles are approved for all safety factors, just like conventional vehicles. In the event of a collision, there is a possibility that some parts may receive an active charge or that short-circuiting causes an electrical fire, though the safety precautions and construction have limited this risk to an absolute minimum.How long will it take to charge my vehicle? That depends on a number of factors: the type of vehicle, the power left in the battery, how fast your vehicle charges, and which type of recharging station you will be using. When charging your vehicle with a standard power socket, approximately 10 hours is required. This is approximately 2 to 4 hours when using a public recharging terminal. When using a fast-charger (primarily located along highways), your battery will reach 80% charge in 30 minutes. Do keep in mind that using fast-chargers is more expensive than standard recharging stations.What does it cost to charge an electric vehicle? This depends on where you will be charging your vehicle. Home recharging stations are the most economical in most situations. The average electric vehicle uses 15 to 20 kWh per 100 km. If your home electricity rate is €0.25 and you drive an average of 15,000 km per year, your charging costs will range between €563 and €750 per year. When charging away from home, your rate is determined by the recharging terminal provider. A starting fee and incentive rate are often charged in addition to the kWh charge.