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1:08 Facts and Figures
The power density of the electric motor in the BMW iX3 is 30 per cent greater than that of existing fully electric vehicles from the BMW Group. The motor displays efficiency of up to 93 per cent,in comparison to under 40 per cent for combustion engines. The new drive system unit generates maximum output of 210 kW/286 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) which, unlike with many other electric motors, is sustained at high revs. The new BMW iX3 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds, putting it on equal footing with the conventionally powered BMW X3 xDrive30i. Top speed is electronically limited to 180 km/h (112 mph). Sending power to the rear wheels creates a classic BMW driving experience combined with supreme traction – thanks to ARB – and outstanding efficiency.
Cutting-edge battery cell technology plays a central role in the latest development stage of high-voltage batteries. The storage capacity of the battery, relative to the installation space required and its weight, has been substantially increased. The gravimetric energy density of the 188 prismatic cells in the new BMW iX3 is around 20 per cent higher than the one of the battery cells used by the BMW Group for fully electric vehicles up to now. A gross energy content of 80 kWh – of which 74 kWh is utilised – and the high efficiency of the drive systems allow the new BMW iX3 to offer a range of up to 459 kilometres (285 miles) in the WLTP test cycle and up to 520 kilometres (323 miles) in the NEDC test cycle.
The new technical features making their debuts under the banner of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology include an innovative charging unit, sending power to both the 400V battery and the 12V on-board power supply. When using alternating current terminals, it enables both single-phase and three-phase charging at up to 11 kW. Plugging the vehicle into a direct current fast-charging station facilitates charging outputs of up to 150 kW. The high-voltage battery in the new BMW iX3 can therefore be charged from 0 to 80 per cent of its full capacity in 34 minutes. Drivers can inject the power required to add 100 kilometres (62 miles) to the car’s driving range (in the WLTP cycle) in 10 minutes of charging.
The latest-generation high-voltage battery has a particularly slim construction. Positioned low down in the car’s underbody, it can be integrated into the SAV’s flexible vehicle architecture. This lowers the car’s centre of gravity by around 7,5 centimetres compared with its conventionally powered BMW X3 siblings, noticeably enhancing lateral dynamics. Among the bespoke elements of the BMW iX3’s chassis construction is a rear axle subframe, which offers the required installation space for the drive system unit. The standard adaptive suspension includes electronically controlled dampers, whose characteristics adapt to the road surface and situation at hand. This enables carefully judged optimisation of the car’s ride comfort and dynamics. The optional Adaptive M suspension is tuned to deliver particularly sporty damper response.
The instant power development of the electric motor and model-specific chassis tuning infuse the new BMW iX3 with sporty, agile driving attributes. The innovative ARB traction system familiar from the BMW i3 and a high level of directional stability also give it astonishing traction in adverse weather conditions and on loose ground for a Sports Activity Vehicle with a single driven axle.
The extensive product offering from BMW Charging builds on the BMW 360° Electric programme first launched by the BMW Group back in 2013. The company promptly captures a leading role in driving forward electric mobility by unveiling innovative solutions for charging at home or on the move. The newly developed Flexible Fast Charger cable will be available for the first time for the new BMW iX3, and can be hooked up to both standard domestic and industrial sockets by using adapters. Also, the Smart Wallbox available through various partners, depending on the market, is making its debut. It can be integrated into an existing home management system meaning it is now possible to keep a record of energy expenditure for home charging, making it very handy for company car users.
Besides that the BMW Charging Card comes as standard providing drivers with convenient access to more than 450,000 public charging stations worldwide.