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X3-based electric SUV given subtle new look ahead of full market launch at the end of 2021

BMW has updated its new BMW iX3 electric SUV ahead of the model's full market launch in the UK at the end of 2021.

With M Sport and M Sport Pro trim replacing the launch-specification Premier Edition and Premier Edition Pro trims, the iX3 is now priced from £59,730 – a reduction of around £2000. Customer deliveries are set to get underway in December this year.

The most obvious styling tweaks from BMW, which bring the iX3 into line with its recently updated combustion-powered BMW X3 sibling, include a larger front grille with a new mesh pattern, slimmer headlight clusters, an expanded lower air intake, reshaped air curtains and a subtly overhauled rear end with new light and bumper designs.

As before, the iX3 is marked out from the big-selling X3 by way of blue trim elements which nod to its electric innards, as well as a blanked-off grille and bespoke wheel designs.

There have been no technical changes, so the 74kWh (net) battery still provides 281-286 miles of WLTP range and can be charged at speeds of up to 150kW, for an 80% top-up time in just 34 minutes. 

With 282bhp and 295lb ft from its rear-mounted motor, the iX3 gets from 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 112mph. 

Both versions of the Jaguar I-Pace rival are available in a choice of black, white, blue or grey, and come as standard with 19in black wheels, an automatic boot lid, adaptive suspension, heated steering wheel and a panoramic sunroof.

The higher-spec M Sport Pro package, from £62,730, adds a head-up display, Harman Kardon surround sound system, gesture control, darkened headlights with automatic high-beam functionality and the 'Comfort access' interior package. 


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D Grant 11 August 2021
Building an electric car based on an ICE design makes little sense; all aerodynamic and packaging advantages of an EV are lost.
567 11 August 2021

Too expensive for what it is.

JJ 11 August 2021
"Comfort access"

What a horrible name to give a motor vehicle option.

As if the only way to access any comfort, is to pay extra.