BMW finally unveiled the much anticipated iX3 concept at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show and it look surprisingly normal.
Looking at their past models like the i8 and i3, one would expect a very distinct deign, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here. This also gives us a glimpse into what BMW’s future electric lineup has in store for enthusiasts.
Looking very similar to its gas powered sibling, the full-electric iX3 is everything one would want in a traditional SUV aside from small styling and powertrain updates. The front bumper has seen the biggest change with a connected grille instead of the iconic dual kidney grille that’s synonymous with BMW. Moving to the rear, there’s a distant lack of exhaust pipes as they’ve been replaced by a new diffuser. IF that’s not enough to clue someone in that what they’re looking at is an EV, the light blue accents certainly will.
BMW has managed to strike the perfect balance between the iX3’s funky predecessor and the X3 model it is based on.
The model’s exact powertrain specs have not been release yet, but BMW did say the iX3 will deliver 270 hp and have a total range of 249 miles. Even better, the battery can fully charge from empty in just 30 minutes when plugged into a 150 kW charging system.
Now we just have to wait for BMW to reveal the production ready all-electric iX3.