The production version of the iX3 is planned to be the third pure electric model from the BMW Group
BMW says lessons learnt though the establishment of its i sub-brand and recent developments surrounding its upcoming iNext model have allowed it to provide the new Concept iX3 with “new dimension” in performance, operating range, weight and packaging over its first dedicated electric powered production model, the three-year-old i3.
The new pure electric SUV, unveiled at the 2018 Beijing motor show, closely previews a new X3 based model being developed as a rival to the likes of the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-tron quattro, Mercedes-Benz EQ C.
The production version of the iX3 is planned to be the third pure electric model from the BMW Group, following on from the recently facelifted i3 and an upcoming production version of the earlier Mini E due out in 2019.
It is planned to go on sale in the UK in 2020, preceding the launch of a production version of the Vision Efficient Dynamics saloon revealed at last year’s Frankfurt motor show featuring a similar powertrain that BMW chairman, Harald Kruger, says is due out in 2021.