BMW's upcoming all-electric iX3 has been spotted with minimal disguise on German roads ahead of its launch next year.
The new images are the most revealing prototype shots of the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi E-tron rival since the company previewed the iX3 concept (details and pictures below) at the Beijing motor show in April 2018.
The latest shots reveal a car that appears close to production and the minimal camouflage wrap highlights a number of previously unconfirmed details about the model's design. The lack of any visible exhaust pipe and presence of an 'Electric Test Vehicle' warning sticker are obvious giveaways of the car's identity.
BMW's trademark kidney grille is also blanked off, as with the concept, but elsewhere the iX3 retains a strong resemblance to its petrol- and diesel-powered counterpart. The car appears to sit comfortably alongside other models in BMW's stable. Any necessary modifications to the standard X3 appear to have been subtly concealed, whereas the radical designs of the earlier i3 and i8 were heavily influenced by the new technology they exhibited.