For the first time ever, BMW has created a purely electric-powered X model – introducing the new BMW Concept iX3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). Boasting fifth-generation eDrive technology, this latest concept model revealed at Auto China 2018 doesn’t compromise on functionality or comfort, and shines a light on the future of The Ultimate Driving Machine.
The BMW Concept iX3 offers layers of driving pleasure like never before. Featuring the superior handling you would expect of a BMW X model, while also delivering a locally emission-free drive system, the fusion of form and function is truly superb.
BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive technology, which brings together the electric motor, transmission and power electronics into one compact design, delivers 270hp and has been developed specifically for the SAV. It also comes with a new powerful battery, delivering over 70 kWh, which gives a range of more than 249 miles.
The BMW Concept iX3 is unmistakable with its closed double kidney grille and eye-catching blue accents. Add to this the aerodynamic design, light alloy wheels, Moonstone Silver matt exterior paint finish, and BMW i logos, which are elegantly found on the front and along the side skirts, and it’s pretty obvious that this BMW was designed to be different.
Thanks to its enhanced charging capability, which relies on the newly developed Charging Control Unit and accessing the latest fast-charging stations, the BMW Concept iX3 can be fully charged and ready to go in just 30 minutes.