The BMW iX3 has been facelifted (even though it's only just been launched in Singapore)

By topgear, 13 August 2021

Even though it hasn’t officially arrived in the UK yet, it’s been so long since the iX3 was revealed BMW has had to give it a little tweak to keep it looking fresh. The new car has the same specs as before – 74 kWh (usable) battery, 150kW charging, up to 460km of range, 286hp – but it looks sharper courtesy of new lights and bumpers. 

The kidney grille is bigger (obviously), as is the lower air intake. Meanwhile the headlights have been slimmed-down so the iX3 more closely resembles BMW’s other new EVs, the i4 and iX. 

It is not a competitor to the likes of the Volkswagen ID.4, Skoda Enyaq iV and Audi Q4 – it’s too expensive. The iX3 will instead rival the Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes EQC and Audi e-tron. 

To the reasonable standard spec, Pro adds a HUD, fancy stereo, gesture control for the infotainment system, more parking aids, keyless entry and the ‘IconicSounds Electric’ artificial soundscape BMW developed with Hans Zimmer. 

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