BMW talked about the winter trials of the iNext electric crossover

BMW talked about the winter trials of the iNext electric crossover

February 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

BMW iNext electric crossover passed the extreme tests of the Arctic Circle. Production of the production car will begin in 2021

BMW has published photos of camouflaged test version of the electric crossover, which is still called iNext. The car passed a series of extreme tests in the Arctic Circle in the Swedish Arjeplog.

The engineers were tasked with testing and optimizing the performance of the main components, including the power plant, chassis, suspension, all-wheel drive, steering and brakes in difficult climatic conditions. Cars were tested on snowy roads, as well as on the ice of frozen lakes with minimal grip.

Experts checked how extremely low temperatures affect the batteries, the system for managing the distribution of electrical energy, as well as the operation of the air conditioner.

The BMW iNext concept car was introduced in the fall of 2018. It is assumed that the serial car, whose production will begin in 2021 in the German Dingolfing, will retain the main features of its prototype.

Total by 2025, BMW plans to release 25 serial electrified models. Of these, 12 will be equipped with all-electric power plants, which can pass about 700 kilometers. In turn, the hybrids will be able to travel exclusively on the electric traction up to 100 kilometers.