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BMW iX3 Electric Crossover

MSRP 70000 EURNEX score 73%

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.

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What we found**

  • Powerful electric motor
  • Impressive rear-biased weight distribution
  • Excellent range
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 73% (not directly comparable across industries)
  • Excellent range
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent handling
  • Lacklustre ride quality
  • Not as practical as rivals
  • Less power-dense than the regular X3
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Cargo Capacity
510 - 1560 L
540 kg


Vented discs
Offroad | Approach Angle
23.1 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
14.8 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
20..9 deg
Steering Ratio
Suspension | Front
Double-joint spring strut
Suspension | Rear
Tire Size
245/50 R19 105W XL
Turning Circle
12.1 m
Weight Distribution
43% (front) / 57% (rear)


Battery | Capacity
74 kWh (net) / 80 kWh (gross)


Ground Clearance
179 mm
Size | Height
1668 mm
Size | Length
4734 mm
Size | Width
1891 mm
2185 kg
2864 mm


Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.8 sec
Charging Time
7.5 h @ 11 kW (AC wall-box) / 34 min @ 150 kW (DC fast-charging station)
Coefficient Of Drag
Electric Range
460 km
Max Water Fording: 500 mm
Power Supply
400 V
Top Speed
180 km/h
Towing Capacity
750 kg


Engine | Power
286 hp @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Torque
400 Nm
Transmission | Type
11.115:1 fixed ratio


2020 Q4
Made In

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews


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.
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent handling
  • Not as powerful as rivals


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.
  • High-quality materials
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Less power-dense than the regular X3


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.
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent range
  • Excellent handling
  • Not as practical as rivals
  • Cheaper than rivals


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.
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful diesel engine
  • Good range
  • Not as powerful as rivals
  • Not as comfortable as rivals


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.
  • Impressive range
  • Powerful electric powertrain
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lacklustre ride quality

User Reviews


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.

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