The iX3 electric crossover was unveiled just a year ago, and BMW has already prepared its first update for it. Following the fuel BMW X3, the “green” SUV received a slight facelift, which consists in small changes in the exterior and interior, and there are noticeably more innovations inside than outside. The technical component remained intact. The model will be presented at the IAA Mobility Auto Show in Munich in September, followed by sales in Europe.
At the front, the iX3 can be recognized by its narrower optics, a more “aggressive” bumper with different air intakes and a slightly enlarged radiator grille. A revised bumper with a diffuser also appeared at the rear, and the filling of the lanterns has changed. The optional light blue accents that differentiate the electric car from the fuel-efficient BMWs remain, but have been relocated.
The interior has a new steering wheel, a larger display for the iDrive infotainment system of the current version. In addition, the designers worked on the architecture of the front panel of the console and the center tunnel, redesigned the air vents and physical controls, including the gear selector lever.
The powerplant was not affected by the update: the iX3 is still equipped with a 286-horsepower electric motor (400 Nm) installed on the rear axle, and a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 80 kilowatt-hours, which can be replenished from 10 to 80 percent in 32 minutes using a 150 kW DC terminal. Cruising range on the WLTP cycle – up to 460 kilometers.
The novelty will be presented in September 2021 at the Munich Motor Show, after which sales will begin with a starting price tag of 67,300 euros in Germany. Thus, with the restyling of the iX3, it added exactly one thousand euros, but the price includes the now standard M-Sport package.