In the field of electric vehicles, BMW is a bit behind Mercedes-Benz and Audi in the world of electric cars. Currently, Mercedes-Benz’s EQC and Audi E-Tron are already on the market, but BMW’s new iX3 electric car has not yet been officially released. BMW iX3 has battery life of 520KM.
However, as the debut date approaches, more news about the BMW iX3 has started popping up everywhere. A few days ago, we officially learned from BMW Brilliance that BMW’s new pure electric model iX3 will be officially released in Asia on September 13, and this release will be the world’s premiere.
The new car is positioned as a medium-sized pure electric SUV, based on the fuel version of the BMW X3. It adopts BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive electric drive system. The power and endurance are significantly improved compared to the previous BMW pure electric vehicles.
It is reported that the BMW iX3 is equipped with a drive motor with a maximum power of 210Kw (286Ps) and a peak torque of 400N·m, and is equipped with a full-time four-wheel drive device. The vehicle accelerates from 100 kilometers to only 6.8S, and the fuel version of the BMW X3, high-power 2.0T version The results are consistent.
The new car is equipped with a 74kWh power battery pack from the Ningde era, and has a cruising range of more than 460 km under the WLTP standard (the NEDC working condition is 520 km).
In addition, the BMW iX3 will also be sold to the global market. Currently, the pre-sale price of the car in Romania is 67,592 euros. However, because of the absence of import taxes and fees for the domestic version, the domestic price of the new car for Asian countries is expected to be much lower than the overseas price.
It is understood that the new car will begin public pre-sale in September, and it is expected that the first batch of models will be delivered in Europe in the first quarter of next year. In the domestic market, it is expected that prices will be announced and sold at the end of this year.
In addition, it is also worth mentioning that BMW’s iX3 is based on BMW’s fuel version of X3, which is different from Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi E-Tron and other models, using a new pure electric platform.
So why doesn’t BMW develop a new pure electric platform? Out of cost considerations, BMW executives have stated many times before that they will no longer develop a separate pure electric platform for BMW.
In the future, BMW will rely on the company’s integrated platform to simultaneously develop fuel vehicles and pure electric vehicles. And this may also be related to the fact that the BMW i3, which BMW has spent a lot of money to build on a new pure electric platform in the previous few years, has not achieved a good sales market.
Posted by Taran Kaur on August 25, 2020 in Lifestyle