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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