BMW X3 officially lost the engine

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BMW X3 officially lost the engine

First fuel model, which received all-electric alternative, was not popular the third, not the flagship of the seventh series, she was the crossover X3. On this occasion, its name is added the letter i – similar to the i3 and i8.

Visually distinguish the electric vehicle from a regular BMW X3, you can only design a radiator lattice, blue accents and nameplate. Some difference in size is present, but the eye you don’t define: the length increased from 4.72 to 4.73 meters, the width decreased from 1.9 to 1.89 metres height from 1.68 to 1.67 meters. The distance between the axes is still the same of 2.86 meters.

BMW iX3 weighs 2185 kg, and it should be given credit for developers. For comparison, one of the massive fuel modifications, X3 M40d, already pulling at the 2020 kg, but the electric car got a serious appendage in the form of block batteries 80 kilowatt-hours. Really of them consumed 74, and that should be enough for 460 kilometres of road in the calculation methodology WLTP. This indicator slightly exceeds BMW, Mercedes-Benz EQC (417 km) with a battery of the same capacity, but inferior to the Jaguar I-Pace (470 km), the disposal of which there are an additional 10 kilowatt-hours. 150-kilowatt current iX3 BMW can charge 80% in 34 minutes.

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Motor BMW iX3 only one on the rear axle. It develops 286 HP and 400 Nm allows to accelerate to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds – 0.4 seconds slower than all-wheel drive 249-strong X3 xDrive30i. The maximum speed is limited at around 180 km/h are Expected later Bavarians will release a twin-engine electric car, maybe even under the brand name of BMW M, but no details yet.

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Production BMW iX3 already established in China together with Brilliance enterprise. Earlier it was reported that on a mass scale it will be until the end of summer, but new details on this account yet. With the Chinese electric car plant will be supplied worldwide, thus it is not excluded that over time the model will be duplicated at other sites. In any case, components of the power plant eDrive fifth generation, which debuted on the iX3, planning to do in Germany, and the United States.

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