Flagship electric crossover is the Bavarian company test the scorching temperatures of South Africa. Engineers brand check operability of all systems of the future flagship SUV.
BMW is going to present a very large number of electrified, including all-electric models. It has to start this year with crossover iX3, which is essentially the same compact X3, under the hood, which is a fully electric powerplant.
Next year will see a new flagship crossover iNext. Electric novelty is a continuation of the shows in 2018 the eponymous concept.
In the meantime, the prototype iNext tested in very hot conditions, whereas previously, the car was tested in a cold climate Arjeplog in Sweden.
BMW not only assesses the performance of the test cars in hot weather, but also closely watching how they behave when working with sand, pebbles and gravel.
BMW is also testing iNext at nürburgring race track, and also in France on a private testing ground to make sure that the electric crossover will be the status of the most advanced electric car in the world.
In this last cycle of testing prototypes are exposed to the sun’s heat for many hours, and then they are cooled in order to assess the impact of the electric system, and to observe how temperature fluctuations affect the materials used in the cabin.
It goes without saying that BMW also wants to be sure that dust will not get inside the cabin, even after driving thousands of kilometres on dirt roads. These harsh conditions are also good for testing batteries, motors and cooling systems, as well as the air conditioner is faced with extremely high temperatures in South Africa.