£56,000 *Price from
70.0 kWh *Useable Battery
215 mi *Real Range
325 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is a conceptBMW has launched the concept of the iX3 on April 25th. It is expected that the production model will share most of the styling of this concept. Most specifications haven't been confirmed yet, all specs with * are estimates.
Price from * £56,000
|Introduced at||Beijing 2018|
|Available from *||March 2020|
Lease (BCH) from * £800 pcm
|Annual VED *||£310|
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph *||5.0 sec|
|Top Speed *||124 mph|
|Electric Range *||215 mi|
|Total Power||200 kW (268 hp)|
|Total Torque *||369 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||70.0 kWh|
|Port Location *||Left Side - Front|
|Charge Port *||Type 2|
|Charge Power † *||11 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->215 mi) † *||7h30m|
|Charge Speed † *||29 mph|
|Battery Useable*||70.0 kWh|
|FC Port Location *||Left Side - Front|
|Fastcharge Port *||CCS|
|Fastcharge Power *||150 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (22->172 mi) *||25 min|
|Fastcharge Speed *||360 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||215 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||325 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||124 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||280 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||144 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty *||2000 kg|
|Cargo Volume||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Length *||4700 mm|
|Width *||1900 mm|
|Height *||1675 mm|
|Wheelbase *||2875 mm|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from *||£59,445|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£7727.85|
|BIK @ 20% *||£128.8 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£257.6 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£289.79 pcm|
Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the BMW iX3. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
NOTE: BMW has not released details about the on-board charger of the iX3. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||36 hours||6 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||22h15m||10 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||11h15m||19 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 3x16A||11 kW||7h30m||29 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 3x16A||11 kW †||7h30m||29 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the BMW iX3.
BMW has not released details about rapid charging the iX3. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.
- Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
- Avg. Power: average charging power over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||45 kW||1h15m||130 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||100 kW||95 kW||35 min||250 mph|
|CCS (175 kW DC)||150 kW †||120 kW †||25 min||360 mph|
† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle
NOTE: Most rapid charges are currently limited to 50 kW. Chargers with more power are expected in the near future.
All about the BMW iX3
This electric vehicle is a concept: data marked with * are estimates and other data might not be officially confirmed. The text below is written as if the BMW iX3 would be available today. Please note that data for the final production version might differ significantly from the concept. The purpose of listing this concept vehicle is to give an insight in upcoming vehicles and EV trends.
The BMW iX3 has an estimatedn On The Road Price (OTR) of £59,500. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The BMW iX3 is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the BMW iX3 is £56,000.
Drivetrain and Performance
The BMW iX3 is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the BMW iX3 is 200 kW (268 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 369 lb-ft. The BMW iX3 is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 5.0 seconds. The estimated top speed is 124 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the BMW iX3 has an estimated total capacity of 70 kWh. The usable capacity is 70 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 215 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 7 hours 30 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 11 hours 15 minutes and a charge rate of 19 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 36 hours.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 150 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 120 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 25 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 150 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW iX3 is about 325 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 124 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
The BMW iX3 emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.
More information from BMW
The link below will open the page of the iX3 on the official BMW site.