Here to clear the air


Ginny Says



“BMW's newest electric car is a normal-looking SUV rather than something excitingly styled like the i3 and i8 - which I really love. But it seems I'm in a minority and most buyers don't want to drive something crazy looking. The iX3 will be a huge seller as a result.  ”

Nicki Says



“It might look like a 'normal' BMW X3 but the iX3 is hugely advanced underneath and has a proper usable range. It's big enough for a family too. It looks expensive, but will save drivers - especially company car users - a fortune. ”

Got questions? We've put together the most frequently-asked topics below. If there's something we haven't answered here or in the review then let us know on our contact page

Is the BMW iX3 fully electric or a plug-in hybrid?

The iX3 is fully electric with a 285 mile range. There is a different plug-in hybrid version of the X3 called the xDrive30e.

Does the iX3 have four-wheel drive?

No, unlike the majority of the rest of the X3 range which is four-wheel drive, the iX3 is rear-wheel drive only.

What is the range of the BMW iX3?

The fully charged range of the iX3 is 285 miles, which takes around 7.5 hours to charge on a domestic wallbox.

How much does the BMW iX3 cost?

The Premier Edition version of the iX3 costs £58,850, while the Pro version will set you back £61,850. Both are too expensive to be eligible for the Government grant.

How is the iX3’s boot space compromised over the standard car?

The iX3’s boot is 510 litres with the rear seats up or 1560 litres with them down, both are 40 litres less than the standard X3, but 60 litres more than the X3 plug-in hybrid.

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