A recent addition in a BMW’s product plan is the launch of an all-electric version of the existing X3 crossover in year 2020. The makers of the car are showing a glimpse of what that car is anticipated to look like, at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The BMW Concept iX3 is comparatively more traditional than the current BMW i3 car that runs on electricity. But also means that the model will be sold in more numbers too.
The Concept iX3 car appears like an X3, just with the grille from the BMW i Vision Dynamics idea. It’s a new perspective on BMW’s trademark design “twin-kidney” grille that is expected not to e accepted well with the customers, irrespective of the amount of alterations it gets subjected to. But it will not be very surprizing for us to witness the grille and other styling elements from the Concept iX3 take over the production model.
An electric motor starts the Concept iX3 with an engine of 270 horsepower. Whereas a battery pack of 70-kilowatt-hour enables it to reach up to 249 miles in range. This is as per the measurements taken on the European WLTP testing cycle. Owing to this, some of the U.S. EPA figure might vary. The DC instant charging enables a full charge within mere half an hour of time.
The moment this idea gets into the execution and gets started for production, the all-electric version of the X3 is likely to mark a notable milestone for BMW Company. The German carmaker was among the first ones who got serious about electrification, with the i8 and i3 plug-in hybrid. However, both cars were a distinct model from the norm in design and style, getting appreciation for BMW but restricting the sales potential as well. As a result, BMW started adding electrified powertrains to its more commercial models, beginning with plug-in hybrids, and presently, with the X3, proceeding towards all-electric powertrains.