BMW has officially revealed prices and specifications for the iX3 all-electric SUV - a car that will spearhead a new wave of all-electric models from the Bavarian brand. However, with prices for the launch models starting at £61,900, owners looking to switch from i3 to an iX3 will need pretty deep pockets.
BMW is planning a second wave of ‘i’ cars to replace the ageing i3 and i8, but will employ a far more conventional approach this time around. Instead of building bespoke cars as it did with the i3 and and i8, the German firm will concentrate on building all-electric versions of its standard petrol and diesel models.
The iX3 SUV will be the first to arrive, with UK deliveries expected to start late summer 2021. Despite BMW’s reputation as an early pioneer of the EV sector, the iX3 appears to break little new ground in terms of specification. Its 74kWh battery delivers a claimed 279 miles of range on a single charge (WLTP), while power is delivered to the rear wheels by a 286bhp motor. BMW claims that the iX3 can reach 60mph in 6.8 seconds, which is about the same time as the i3.