Despite only being on the market for a year the iX3 has received a facelift after the car it’s based off, the X3, was updated.
The BMW iX3, the electric version of the popular X3 crossover, has already been facelifted despite only arriving this time last year. Major tweaks in styling include a larger front-grille with a new mesh pattern, leaner headlight clusters, a wider lower air intake with ten-stage active air flap control to cool the drive system and brakes and a neatly remodeled rear end with new light and bumper designs.
The M sport cosmetic pack, that includes and updated 20-inch aerodynamic wheels, is provided as a standard offering for the electric SUV. The same blue highlights can be seen all around the vehicle indicating its electric DNA.
The inside gets similar changes to the X3’s cabin, around the gear selector, center console and includes two 12.3 inch displays as standard.
No updates were made under the skin, meaning the 286 hp electric powertrain and 80kWh battery pack remain. Range is the same at 285 miles per charge with charging capacity up to 150kW (meaning a 0 to 80 percent charge takes as little as 34 minutes). Top speed is limited to 112 mph meanwhile 0-60 mph takes around six and half seconds.
The refreshed iX3 comes with a new price tag of €67,300 ($79,000) in Germany. As it stands, it will not be available in the US. First deliveries in Europe are expected for early September.
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