The new BMW iX3 electric SUV will access in the UK abutting summer, with prices starting at aloof beneath £62,000. The brand’s aboriginal all-electric ‘X’ SUV model, the car is about a zero-emission, high-specification adaptation of the accepted X3 model.
Under the X3-derived bodywork, the iX3 comes with a able motor that does abroad with magnets, removing the allegation for attenuate apple metals in its construction. Despite that, it still churns out 282 bhp, acceptance the big SUV to dart from blank to 62 mph in 6.8 seconds.
And with a gross activity agreeable of 80 kWh – 74 kWh of which is utilised – the iX3 offers a absolute ambit of up to 279 afar on a distinct charge. When charging application alternating current, the car can allegation at up to 11 kW, but active the agent into a absolute accepted rapid-charging base allows up to 150 kW, acceptation the high-voltage array can be answerable to 80 percent of its abounding accommodation in 34 minutes. Charging the array abundant to add 62 afar to the car’s active ambit can be done in as little as 10 minutes.
For all that eco-friendly capability, iX3 barter will accept to pay the baronial sum of £61,900. That buys you the ‘basic’ Premier Edition, which comes in a best of four exoteric anatomy acrylic colours: Carbon Black, Mineral White, Phytonic Blue and Sophisto Grey. Those colours are offered in bike with two exoteric architecture trim themes: Brushed Aluminium and Black High Gloss.
Customers additionally get a set of 20-inch admixture wheels, an automated tailgate, and adaptive suspension, not to acknowledgment the across-the-board roof, Vernasca covering upholstery and acrimonious advanced seats with electrical adjustment. Wireless buzz charging and BMW’s latest infotainment arrangement represent the high-tech icing on the Premier Edition cake.
Yet if barter appetite added from their car, they can absorb £64,900 on the iX3 Premier Edition Pro. That car gets a head-up display, Harman Kardon beleaguer complete and action ascendancy for the infotainment system, as able-bodied as BMW’s Parking Assistant Plus technology and automated high-beam assistance, which automatically dips the headlights to anticipate dazzle.
The iX3 is already accessible to order, but BMW says the aboriginal chump cars will not appear to the UK until the average of 2021. Barter adulatory to pre-order their agent can do so through the BMW website.