CrossoverBMW38% by Neofiliac Team72% by External Reviewers

BMW iX3 G08

Compact Crossover

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Product Overview

BMW iX3 is a fully-electric vehicle based on the company's popular compact 3rd-gen crossover X3. Thanks to BMW's 5th-generation eDrive technology, the iX3 boasts power density of the electric drive system 30% higher than the company's existing electric vehicles.
In the BMW iX3, electric motor, power electronics and transmission are arranged in a central housing for the first time. With 80 kWh of gross battery capacity, the vehicle has an operating range of up to 460 km (285 mi).
Varying degrees of recuperation enables choice between pronounced one-pedal feeling with extensive recuperation of braking and coasting. Recuperation level can be adjusted through three stages, while adaptive recuperation is also available.
Standard equipment (Inspiring line) includes metallic paintwork, LED headlights, three-zone automatic climate control with pre‑heating and pre-conditioning, automatic tailgate operation, panoramic glass sunroof, Driving Assistant Professional and ambient lighting. Optional equipment (Impressive line) also brings 20-inch light-alloy wheels, acoustic glazing, sport seats, Vernasca leather trim, BMW Head-Up Display, Parking Assistant Plus and Harman Kardon Surround Sound.


What we found

Neofiliac score 38%
  • Decent styling
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Can't even reach 200km/h
  • Not an EV-based platform

What external reviewers found

External score 72%
  • Excellent range
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent handling
  • Lacklustre ride quality
  • Lack of infotainment tech
  • Not as practical as rivals

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 66% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autocar have found:
Wh of usable capacity out of 80kWh in total. The resulting WLTP range of 286 miles matches or beats that of the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi E-Tron 50 and Mercedes-Benz EQS 400. Also standard is 150kW rapid-charging capability, so a 10-80% top-up takes as little as 32 minutes. All UK cars ordered now start from £59,730 for M Sport trim.
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good range
  • No front driveshafts
  • Lack of infotainment tech


Reviewer score 75% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
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.
  • High-quality materials
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Less power-dense than the regular X3


Reviewer score 76% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carmagazine have found:
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.
  • Impressive range
  • Powerful electric powertrain
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lacklustre ride quality


  1. ^ BMW iX3 review . [autocar].
  2. ^ BMW iX3 review. [autoexpress].
  3. ^ BMW iX3 EV review: too expensive, but worth it. [carmagazine].