BMW started taking orders for the electric crossover iX3September 4, 2018
BMW started taking orders for the serial electric crossover iX3. The first country where you can apply for a preliminary application for the car, was Norway. This is reported by Electrek.
The Bavarian brand asks for a place in the queue for electric cars 15 thousand Norwegian kroner (about 1800 dollars). At the same time, the full cost of the crossover, the serial release of which will begin only in 2020, is not yet called.
The prototype BMW iX3 was introduced in April 2018. The concept car is equipped with an electric unit with a capacity of 200 kW, which is equivalent to 270 horsepower. The engine is powered by a 70 kWh battery pack, which allows the electric car to travel more than 400 kilometers (on a worldwide driving cycle WLTP) without recharging.
Serial production of BMW iX3 will be adjusted at the enterprise in China, from where it will be supplied to other markets. The crossover will compete with Mercedes-Benz EQC, and Audi e-Tron, which will be presented in 2018.
In total, by 2025, BMW plans to produce 25 serial electrified models. Of these, 12 will be equipped with fully electric power units. The range of the cars will be about 700 km. As for hybrids, they will be able to drive exclusively on electric traction up to 100 kilometers.