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The first-ever BMW iX3
14.07.2020 Press Release
The concept: The first BMW Sports Activity Vehicle with an all-electric drive system. The drive system: Supreme efficiency leads to top-end range. The design: Proportions of a BMW X model and familiar BMW i accents. Equipment: Comfort, premium ambience and bespoke functionality. BMW Charging: Innovative products and digital services for simple and user-friendly charging.
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- Fully electric mobility celebrates its premiere in a BMW X model –
the new BMW iX3 (fuel consumption combined in the
NEDC test cycle: 0.0 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined:
17.8 – 17.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km;
fuel consumption combined in the WLTP test cycle: 0.0 l/100 km;
electric power consumption combined: 19.5 – 18.5 kWh/100 km;
CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km). Locally emission-free
driving pleasure complements the sporting ability for which BMW is
renowned and the comfort, multi‑faceted functionality and
spaciousness of the successful BMW X3. Latest stage in the ongoing
rollout of the BMW Group’s electrification strategy; technological
expertise amassed in the development of BMW I cars utilised for the
first time in a purely electrically powered model from the BMW core brand.
- New BMW iX3 will be the brand’s first model to also be produced
for export at the Shenyang manufacturing facility in China. Market
launch will begin in China later in 2020.
- Strategic “Power of Choice” approach covers broad spread of
customer requirements and statutory regulations around the world:
BMW X3 is the first model to be available with a petrol or diesel
engine, plug-in hybrid drive system or all-electric drive system.
- New BMW iX3 blazes a trail for fifth-generation BMW eDrive
technology. Major progress made in terms of power density, operating
range, weight, installation space requirement and flexibility. Power
density of the electric drive system increased by 30 per cent over
the BMW Group’s existing fully electric vehicles; gravimetric energy
density of the high-voltage battery at cell level up by 20 per cent.
Latest versions of the electric motor, power electronics, charging
technology and high-voltage battery (all developed in-house) will
also be deployed in the BMW iNEXT and BMW i4 from 2021.
- Efficiency boosted significantly compared with the BMW i3
by highly integrated drive system technology. Electric motor, power
electronics and transmission arranged in a central housing for the
first time. Fifth-generation BMW eDrive high-voltage battery with
the latest battery cell technology and gross energy content of
80 kWh enables operating range of up to 460 kilometres [285 miles]
in the statutory new WLTP test cycle (up to 520 kilometres [323
miles] in the NEDC test cycle). BMW Group monitors compliance with
environmental and social standards as part of its procurement
process for the lithium and cobalt used in battery cells.
- Newly designed fifth-generation BMW eDrive electric motor
produces maximum output of 210 kW/286 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm
(295 lb-ft). Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h [62 mph] in 6.8 seconds
(for purposes of comparison – BMW X3 30i: 6.4 seconds), top speed
(electronically limited): 180 km/h [112 mph]. The design principle
of a current-excited synchronous motor enables optimised power
development and allows engineers to avoid the use of rare earths.
- Scope for varying degrees of recuperation enables choice between
pronounced one-pedal feeling with extensive recuperation of braking
and coasting energy in driving position B and adaptive recuperation
including coasting function in driving position D. Recuperation
level can be adjusted through three stages. Adaptive recuperation
enhances driving comfort and efficiency by adjusting Brake Energy
Regeneration and the coasting function to the driving situation at hand.
- Power transfer to the rear wheels delivers a classical BMW driving
experience. Unrivalled combination of low electric power consumption
and high charging capacity enables long-distance journeys at high
average speeds. Adaptive suspension (fitted as standard) optimises
sporting responses and comfort.
- BMW IconicSounds Electric. Newly developed soundscape for
electrically powered BMW models makes its debut in the BMW iX3 and
adds extra emotional depth to the driving experience. Powerful drive
sound available in cars with the equipment line “Impressive”.
Unmistakable composition when starting and deactivating the electric
drive system developed in collaboration with Hans Zimmer.
- Bespoke charging products and services: BMW Charging Card provides
simple and convenient access to currently more than 450,000 public
charging points worldwide ; new Flexible Fast Charger (allowing use
of different socket types) and high-output Wallboxes now available
as options. Individual packages offer the optimum charging solution
for every customer need.
- New digital services from BMW Connected Charging in the car and
via the app promote user-friendly electric mobility and enhance
navigation planning, including recommendations for charging stops.
Navigation system factors mid-journey breaks to charge the
high-voltage battery (includes detailed information on individual
charging points) into route planning and calculation of arrival times.
- Optimised energy storage concept now enables vehicle charging
capacity of up to 150 kW at DC fast-charging stations; Recharging
from 0 to 80 per cent of the high-voltage battery’s capacity takes
34 minutes, 10-minute charge adds 100 kilometres [62 miles] of range
(WLTP). BMW iX3 customers enjoy particularly favourable tariffs at
IONITY fast-charging stations with a consumption dependent component
of e.g. €0.29 per kWh for Germany)
- Characteristic proportions of a BMW X model combine with
model-specific design features. Innovative BMW aerodynamic wheels:
19-inch light-alloy items with new, drag-reducing design fitted as standard.
- Premium interior ambience with model-specific accents.
User-friendly, variable-usage cabin with high level of comfort for
five people over everyday journeys and longer distances; load
capacity can be expanded from 510 litres to as much as 1,560 litres.
- Wide-reaching standard specification (“Inspiring”) includes
metallic paintwork, LED headlights, three-zone automatic climate
control with pre‑heating and pre-conditioning, automatic tailgate
operation, panoramic glass sunroof, Driving Assistant Professional
and ambient lighting. Optional equipment line “Impressive” also
brings 20-inch light-alloy wheels, acoustic glazing, sport seats,
Vernasca leather trim, BMW Head-Up Display, Parking Assistant Plus
and Harman Kardon Surround Sound.
- BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Maps cloud-based navigation
system and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant as standard.
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
preparation, Remote Software Upgrade and digital services from BMW
Connected Charging also standard).
- Outstanding environmental credentials thanks to commitment to sustainability throughout the value chain. CO2 impact of the BMW iX3 over its entire lifecycle is significantly less than a BMW X3 xDrive20d; impact reduced by 30 per cent when using electricity from the European energy mix for charging and by around 60 per cent when using exclusively green energy.
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