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BMW iX3 Review Rundown

BMWPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 73%
Pros**
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Impressive rear-biased weight distribution
  • Excellent range
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

iX3 is the first BMW model to be produced in China for export to key markets. Based on the same CLAR platform as petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid versions of the third-generation X3. Its single electric motor is mounted within the rear axle in a compact drivetrain housing that's claimed to be up to 30% smaller than that used by the i3.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The iX3 boasts many of the handling traits of BMW’s more traditional combustion-engined models. Around town, the new BMW is quite wieldy, helped by the instant torque off the line, relatively tight turning circle and ability to change direction quickly. However, out on the open road, where its rear weight bias and rear wheel-drive character really shine through, that it is at its engaging best.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent handling
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as rivals

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The iX3 is a big car and the driver and front passenger will have no problem finding a comfortable position. Headroom is decent, while rear occupants benefit from plenty of legroom. BMW’s digital dials look a little fussy, but have plenty of customisation for the driver, including positioning the mapping between the speedometer and power reserve gauge. The combustion-engined BMW X3 has a 550-litre boot, while the plug-in hybrid model has a reduced 450- litre load capacity. The all-electriciX3 sits between the two, offering 510 litres of load space.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • High-quality materials
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Less power-dense than the regular X3

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The iX3 is based on the same platform as the petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid X3. It has more in common with models like the Mercedes EQC and Audi e-tron than it does the bespoke and electric-specific Jaguar I-Pace. Unlike its rivals, the BMW is rear, rather than all-wheel drive.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent range
  • Excellent handling
Cons[**]
  • Not as practical as rivals
  • Cheaper than rivals

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
BMW iX3 is a mid-size all-electric SUV. Range for both the Premier Edition and M Sport models, stands at between 279-286 miles depending on specification and wheel choice. With 282bhp, it'll do 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds, yet in our hands returned as much as 3.5mi/kWh.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful diesel engine
  • Good range
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as rivals
  • Not as comfortable as rivals

carmagazine[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
At 2260kgs, this is the heaviest X3 by some margin, but it also boasts the most tenacious roadholding since the massive battery stack lowers the centre of gravity by a substantial 75mm. The deletion of the combustion engine and eight-speed transmission reverses the weight distribution from a somewhat nose-heavy to a 43:57 percent rear bias. The lighter front end and the absence of any front axle propulsion duties transforms the steering which can be putty in your hands or scalpel sharp, depending on speed, driving style, surface topography, radii and ambition.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Impressive range
  • Powerful electric powertrain
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Lacklustre ride quality

References

1. ^ BMW iX3 2021 review. autocar. 2020-11-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ BMW iX3 review. autoexpress. 2021-11-19 Retrieved 2021-11-25.
3. ^ New BMW iX3 2020 review . autoexpress. 2020-12-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ New BMW iX3 2021 review . autoexpress. 2021-09-08 Retrieved 2021-09-08.
5. ^ BMW iX3 EV review: too expensive, but worth it. carmagazine. 2020-11-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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