BMW has unveiled at the ongoing auto show in Beijing, fully electric crossover iX3. However, it should be noted that at the moment, the novelty is the status of the concept and built on the platform model X3, the latest generation. However, the crossover will go into production. His plan to collect in China the joint venture BMW Brilliance.
BMW iX3 equipped with branded electric BMW eDrive power train of the fifth generation. Its difference is that the motor, transmission, electronics and batteries integrated in a separate housing, which simplifies the task of integration of the system in any other model.
According to the stated specifications, BMW iX3 is equipped with a 272-horsepower electric motor and a battery 70 kWh, which provides a power reserve of more than 400 km away, the electric car supports charging stations with capacity of 150 kW that allows to refill energy in just half an hour.
Visual concept electric car differs from the serial BMW X3 a more aerodynamic body and wheels, the combined elements of the corporate grille, which for the first time in history does not have a strict separation of the two sections, as well as blue accents on the body, which are inherent in the entire line of electric vehicles BMW i.
In accordance with the development plan of the line plug-in hybrids and electric cars, painted by 2025, the BMW automaker will launch 25 new models. The first of these was the sport hybrid i8 Roadster. In 2019, the company plans to introduce an electric MINI, followed by the market will iX3 and the drone iNext.
In addition, the planned release of a very powerful electric cars. They will get the 800-horsepower engine installation and can accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in less than three seconds.