BMW iX3 Electric SUV Caught Testing

BMW has only confirmed its intention of bringing the electric version of the X3, as it was recently spotted with bare minimum clothing, showing off the huge battery pack below the passenger cabin.

BMW is working on electric powertrains for its portfolio is known. Now, spy shots have emerged of the new electric X3 SUV, dubbed as iX3, which also happens to be the next electric vehicle coming from the German stable. The Bavarian company had recently trademarked every badge from the iX1 to iX9 suggesting that new electric vehicles are in the pipeline. However, till now, the company has only confirmed its intention of bringing the electric version of the X3, as it was recently spotted with bare minimum clothing, showing off the huge battery pack below the passenger cabin. Although the company has not yet announced when it plans to launch the iX3, but reports suggest it could be as soon as early next year. We have our fingers crossed on this one!

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The new BMW iX3, although still in prototype stage, sports a different fascia than its conventional sibling, and also sheds the twin exhaust, suggesting a plug-in port in place. This could be so to differentiate the EV from the IC engine version. Apart from this, it seems the ride height has also shrunken from the conventional X3, suggesting an improvement in its aerodynamics. This could also result in milking out extra miles out from the electric battery pack.

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Now, the company has not revealed anything about the new BMW iX3, but it is part of the electrification plan of the company as it aims to mass produce electric cars by 2020 and have 12 different models by 2025. Once launched, the new BMW iX3 will take on the likes of Audi E-Tron (debut next month), Mercedes EQ C and Jaguar I-Pace.

Image Courtesy: Motor1

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