BMW iX3

Battery Electric Vehicle

£55,000 *Price from

70.0 kWh *Useable Battery

215 mi *Real Range

325 Wh/mi *Efficiency

This electric vehicle is a concept

BMW 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 * £55,000

Introduced at Beijing 2018
Status Production confirmed
Available from * March 2020

Lease (BCH) from * £800 pcm

Annual VED * £310
Congestion Charge * £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is an estimated On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £4500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Performance

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
Drive AWD

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
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 11h15m and a charge speed of 19 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 215 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 325 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 124 mpg

WLTP Ratings

Range 249 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 280 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 144 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
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
Seats 5 people
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) * £7,728
BIK @ 20% * £129 pcm
BIK @ 40% * £258 pcm
BIK @ 45% * £290 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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 (150 kW DC) 150 kW 120 kW † 25 min 360 mph
CCS (350 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.

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All about the BMW iX3

Concept car

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.

Pricing

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 £4,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the BMW iX3 is £55,000.

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.

Energy Consumption

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.

CO2 Emission

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.

Go to the iX3 on the official BMW website.