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BMW iX3 shown in Beijing

BMW iX3 shown in Beijing

The iX3 is powered by BMW's fifth-generation electric motor that generates maximum output of over 200kW (~268bhp). It has also been revealed that the production iX3 will be built in China at the firm's Shenyang plant - the company has yet to announce any other production sites for the vehicle, which could make it the first Chinese-built BMW to be sold in Europe.

Revealed at this week's Beijing Motor Show, the iX3 will be built at BMW's factory in Shenyang, China.

This is the second all-electric BMW after the i3 city auto, but the first to be spun from an existing model range.

Say hello to BMW's first all-electric SUV - a restyled, re-engineered X3 with the firm's latest "eDrive" technology that gives "considerable advances in terms of performance characteristics, operating range, weight, packaging space and flexibility" over its existing i-cars.

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Nevertheless, the company is now developing its fifth-gen battery, which will offer in excess of 400 miles of autonomy. BMW predicts a 150-kilowatt quick charger can top up the battery pack in 30 minutes. The energy storage system has a newly developed Charging Control Unit and is created to be hooked up to fast-charging stations generating up to 150 kW.

Confused? Well, forget all the nomenclature, it's an electric version of BMW's big-selling and critically-lauded X3 and that should be good enough for now.

BMW has taken the wraps off a concept that previews its first all-electric SUV, as well as signposting the German company's EV future. The future will see the flexible, further developed vehicle architectures accommodating all types of front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. The company says: "This study of a first all-electric model from BMW is clearly defined by the robust and sophisticated all-round character of an SAV, which remains unaffected by the presence of a locally emission-free drive system".

Based on the X3, the iX3 Concept also features a specially developed rear axle subframe and specific chassis integration.


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