BMW announces the premiere of a new electric crossoverMarch 26, 2018
The power reserve of the competitor Audi E-tron, Mercedes EQ C and Jaguar I-Pace will be about 480 km. Production of new items will begin in two years
The company BMW before the end of this year will introduce a new electric crossover based on the X3. This is reported by BMWBlog.com with reference to the general director of the Bavarian brand Harald Kruger. According to him, the mass production of the car under the name iX3 will begin in 2020. According to the publication, the public debut of the car can be held in April 2018 at the motor show in Beijing.
“During the year, we will present a whole series of electric concepts that will later go into the series. Among them, for example, the first fully electric iX3 “, – said the top manager.
According to unofficial data, the range of the novelty will be about 480 km. Thus, the electric crossover BMW will be able to compete with Audi E-tron, Mercedes EQ C and Jaguar I-Pace. Most likely, the electric iX3 will visually be very different from the standard X3.
In total, by 2025, BMW plans to produce 25 serial electrified models. Of these, 12 will be equipped with fully electric power units. The power reserve of the cars will be about 700 km. In turn, hybrids will be able to drive exclusively on electric traction up to 100 km.
The plans of the German brand this year to implement around the world about 140 thousand cars with electrified power plants, by the end of next year in the plans of BMW to bring to the roads at least 1.5 million hybrids and electric cars.
Starting in 2021, electric cars of the Bavarian brand will begin to be equipped with a third level autopilot. In the same year, testing of vehicles equipped with unmanned systems of the fourth and fifth levels will begin.