BMW revealed the details of the brand’s next 100% electric, medium-sized SUV. The maximum range announced is 460 km (WLTP), with average consumption of around 19 kWh / 100 km, thanks to a battery with a total capacity of 80 kWh, of which about 74 kWh are useful (the rest work as safety margin to prolong cell life).
The maximum charging power is 150 kW, fast stations where it is possible to charge at a speed greater than 700 km/h (half an hour to reach 80% of the battery charge).
In alternating current, the type of energy used in domestic chargers and in normal charging stations, the maximum power supported is 11 kW (7:30 for a full charge, which represents a charging speed just above 60 km/h).
With regard to performance, BMW announces an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds and a top speed limited to 180 km / h. The driver can choose four levels of energy regeneration, which use the electric motor to reduce speed and recover energy for the battery: adaptive, high, medium and low.
In terms of technical characteristics, the BMW iX3 is very close to the Jaguar i-Pace, Mercedes ECQ and Audi E-tron. The advertised base price is also similar: € 80,000. The standard equipment announced is extensive, including the mentioned internal 11 kW charger and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional system.
This is the technological center of the car, where the 12.5 ”digital instrument panel and the 10.25” central touchscreen stand out. This system includes a voice-controlled digital assistant, Wi-Fi and 4G connection and remote update capability. 3D navigation with real-time traffic information has free updates for the first three years.
The BMW iX3 can now be ordered, but production will only start in September with the first deliveries scheduled for January in the domestic market.