Barely a year after its launch, the BMW iX3 is getting a little makeover, and slightly changing its interior and exterior styling.
No, there is no mistake. It’s only been a year since the new BMW iX3 was unveiled and launched in dealerships. But then, why a restyling so early, when most models wait at least three years, if not more, before enjoying a small facelift. This is explained here very simply, since the electric SUV has decided to take up the developments recently made to its thermal cousin, the X3. As a reminder, this one was then restyled at the beginning of the summer, the occasion thus for its electrical variation to offer itself in turn a small boost of youth. Of course, and like most repoudages, the changes remain minimal and very discreet, focusing in particular on the exterior design, as well as the interior presentation. So do not expect big revolution on this SUV, which already sported very modern lines, because of its young age.
As is usually the case, the bulk of the changes therefore focus on the front end, which now offers new and slightly redesigned shields, as well as enlarged air intakes. It should also be noted that new 20-inch haunts are appearing, while the optics have been very slightly refined, giving a more dynamic style to the whole. That’s not all, since a brand new pack M Sport is now delivered as standard. On board, the changes are just as discreet and concern in particular the touch screen, which becomes larger and now goes to 12.3 inches, while the central console controls have also been redesigned. Finally, we will notice the arrival of a brand new gear lever, which now sports blue inserts, a color that is also found on the outside, whether on the grille or on the rear bumper, among others.
No developments under the hood
On the other hand, and as is often the case, no modification has been made to the technical part, while the electric motor placed at the rear still develops 286 horsepower for 400 Nm of torque. As a reminder, the battery offers a capacity of 80 kWh, allowing the electric SUV to travel approximately 461 kilometers in a single charge according to the WLTP cycle. Only 10 minutes are then necessary to recover a hundred kilometers, via a fast terminal of 150 kW. Note that this new BMW iX3 will be present at the next Munich trade fair, which will open its doors from September 7 to 12. The prices are already known, with a range starting from € 69,950. At this price, you will notably have the right to active cruise control, tri-zone automatic air conditioning, adaptive suspension or even the auto-reverse reverse gear assistant.
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