The BMW iX3 was introduced only a year ago, which makes it probably one of the fastest facelifts in the history of the car. However, it is a logical move, since the electric vehicle is directly based on the popular X3 series with internal combustion engines. It has been produced in its third generation since 2017 and recently underwent a modernization process followed by the electric brother.
The novelty has new headlights and taillights on the X3 style. The fenders and front visor are different from the X3 and the pre-face-lift version. It has a sharper, sportier look with blue accessories typical for i-class cars. Let’s look for inspiration in the new iX or i4 GranCoupé flagship electric boat. The iX3 now looks a lot more serious, as it comes standard with the M package.
Again, there are aerodynamically designed wheels, the 19-inch discs stay the same, and the new look is “twenty.” Its appearance also contributes to its low coefficient of air resistance (cx) 0.29.
Inside, the facelift is also inspired by the updated X3. New are the vents for the dashboard or the innovative infotainment system with a larger diameter of 12.3 inches. Sports seats are also included with the standard M package.
The BMW iX3 already made the current fifth-generation eDrive with its debut, so nothing changes from this point of view. The ground battery with a capacity of 80 kWh (74 kWh usable) is paired with an electric motor of 210 kW, 286 hp and 400 Nm of torque, which drives the rear wheels. From zero to 100 km / h, the car accelerates in 6.8 seconds, and the maximum speed is electronically limited to 180 km / h.
The range of a single charge is 460 km in the combined mode of the most stringent WLTP cycle. Thanks to a continuous charge of up to 150 kW, the battery is recharged for every 100 km in 10 minutes. From 10 to 80 percent of full capacity, it takes 32 minutes.
Czech prices for the innovative model have not yet been published.
The BMW iX3 before the facelift
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