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      10-04-2018, 11:49 AM   #1
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Paris 2018: BMW iX3 Concept

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The fully electric BMW iX3 Concept is on display at the Paris Auto Show. It's powered by an electric motor generating a maximum output of over 200 kW/270 hp and is capable of a WLTP range of more than 400 kilometres (249 miles) from its +70 kWh voltage battery. When hooked up to a fast-charging station, the high-voltage battery can be charged in just 30 minutes.

See the official iX3 Concept announcement thread @ https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1489615

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Looks really close to production form already. It looks just like an normal X3, I guess that is the point of making EV feels normal, but a bit boring.
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I'm impressed. These new cars are going to have some insane cargo space... I'm interested in what is under the hood, even if it is just empty space.
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I'm glad Bmw is getting on the band wagon, but nothing earth shattering here. The model 3 can be optioned with a 75kw battery and has larger range as it is a bit smaller. The styling is ok. I'm all for electric cars, but I was expecting something a little better. I felt the i8 and even the i3 were a bit more special. Even the i4 concept was a bit more inspiring. Audi, jag, and Benz all have competitors now and I don't feel this is really a game changer for bmw.
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I'm glad Bmw is getting on the band wagon, but nothing earth shattering here. The model 3 can be optioned with a 75kw battery and has larger range as it is a bit smaller. The styling is ok. I'm all for electric cars, but I was expecting something a little better. I felt the i8 and even the i3 were a bit more special. Even the i4 concept was a bit more inspiring. Audi, jag, and Benz all have competitors now and I don't feel this is really a game changer for bmw.
Model 3 is a sedan.

People who buy X3's are not interested in a sedan.
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Clearly BMW is going to offer the iX3 in Hybrid and Electric configurations.
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I'm glad Bmw is getting on the band wagon, but nothing earth shattering here. The model 3 can be optioned with a 75kw battery and has larger range as it is a bit smaller. The styling is ok. I'm all for electric cars, but I was expecting something a little better. I felt the i8 and even the i3 were a bit more special. Even the i4 concept was a bit more inspiring. Audi, jag, and Benz all have competitors now and I don't feel this is really a game changer for bmw.
Model 3 is a sedan.

People who buy X3's are not interested in a sedan.
I know. All I am saying is we aren't seeing anything earth shattering. I'm still happy BMW is putting up electric options. I just feel they are keeping up with the Jones's rather than leading.
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I'm glad Bmw is getting on the band wagon, but nothing earth shattering here. The model 3 can be optioned with a 75kw battery and has larger range as it is a bit smaller. The styling is ok. I'm all for electric cars, but I was expecting something a little better. I felt the i8 and even the i3 were a bit more special. Even the i4 concept was a bit more inspiring. Audi, jag, and Benz all have competitors now and I don't feel this is really a game changer for bmw.
Model 3 is a sedan.

People who buy X3's are not interested in a sedan.
I know. All I am saying is we aren't seeing anything earth shattering. I'm still happy BMW is putting up electric options. I just feel they are keeping up with the Jones's rather than leading.
Baby steps. Hopefully they lose that Kia grill for production.
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I'm glad Bmw is getting on the band wagon, but nothing earth shattering here. The model 3 can be optioned with a 75kw battery and has larger range as it is a bit smaller. The styling is ok. I'm all for electric cars, but I was expecting something a little better. I felt the i8 and even the i3 were a bit more special. Even the i4 concept was a bit more inspiring. Audi, jag, and Benz all have competitors now and I don't feel this is really a game changer for bmw.
Model 3 is a sedan.

People who buy X3's are not interested in a sedan.
I know. All I am saying is we aren't seeing anything earth shattering. I'm still happy BMW is putting up electric options. I just feel they are keeping up with the Jones's rather than leading.
I believe BMW is leading in the PLUGIN sector.

It's full BEV'S that BMW needs to bring, like yesterday.

They are doing better than Mercedes at this point in time.
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Cant wait for the Mixie Version hahahaha
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I'm glad Bmw is getting on the band wagon, but nothing earth shattering here. The model 3 can be optioned with a 75kw battery and has larger range as it is a bit smaller. The styling is ok. I'm all for electric cars, but I was expecting something a little better. I felt the i8 and even the i3 were a bit more special. Even the i4 concept was a bit more inspiring. Audi, jag, and Benz all have competitors now and I don't feel this is really a game changer for bmw.
I think thats the point though. this is their "entry-level" electric car/suv i think. While audi and mercedes are going to charge $75-85k I think this will be a little less expensive, being a cheaper alternative. But hey, I could be wrong. The real BMW to look out for is the upcoming i4. That is going to be their "ground-breaking" electric car as its one that will be designed from the ground up, rather than taking a normal vehicle and converting it to an electric car.
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I believe BMW is leading in the PLUGIN sector.

It's full BEV'S that BMW needs to bring, like yesterday.

They are doing better than Mercedes at this point in time.
Lead is stretching it, the i3 is a special car, build from the bottom up as a EV, with a Carbon coupe, impressive little thing, it really have not gotten the credit it deserves!
The iX3 is not close to being a serious concept, as it is pretty much a cheap solution using the ICE chassi and holding the cost at a minimum, meanwhile you loose all the benefits that comes from building an EV as a EV from the start, like the i-pace.
So when BMW chooses the budget solution, the EV train that they started so good with the i01, is slipping away. The i4 is a 3GT is interesting, so is the inext, both are not far behind the iX3.
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I believe BMW is leading in the PLUGIN sector.

It's full BEV'S that BMW needs to bring, like yesterday.

They are doing better than Mercedes at this point in time.
Lead is stretching it, the i3 is a special car, build from the bottom up as a EV, with a Carbon coupe, impressive little thing, it really have not gotten the credit it deserves!
The iX3 is not close to being a serious concept, as it is pretty much a cheap solution using the ICE chassi and holding the cost at a minimum, meanwhile you loose all the benefits that comes from building an EV as a EV from the start, like the i-pace.
So when BMW chooses the budget solution, the EV train that they started so good with the i01, is slipping away. The i4 is a 3GT is interesting, so is the inext, both are not far behind the iX3.
BMW is offering...

i3 REx, and i3 BEV, i8 PHEV, current 3er PHEV, 5er PHEV, and X5 PHEV,...

And soon there will be the iX3 PHEV, and iX3 BEV(100% Battery Electric Vehicle)

Not bad, but BMW seriously needs to step up their game to remain competitive in the luxury sector.
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Just the way I understand/think:
1. G01 X3 was developed with electrification in mind from the beginning. It's not like BMW took an ICE car and just replaced engine with motor/battery, so while this looks nothing fancy, it IS a proper electric car.

2. I believe and hope that iX3 will be positioned a bit lower price than I-Pace, EQC, and e-tron. iX3 does not need a separate R&D, separate body, separate manufacturing line for body, etc. While I-Pace starts at CAD$86.5K and we all know EQC and E-Tron will be even more expensive, I really hope that iX3 stays below $70K in CAD$.

3. Just like eDrive mentioned, no one will cross-shop between iX3 and Model 3. I just can't stand the barebone interior and the typical small trunk opening of a sedan.

4. The real ground-breaking BMW EV that will go hand-in-hand with EQC and E-Tron will be iNext, which will be BEV only platform/body.
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Just the way I understand/think:
1. G01 X3 was developed with electrification in mind from the beginning. It's not like BMW took an ICE car and just replaced engine with motor/battery, so while this looks nothing fancy, it IS a proper electric car.

2. I believe and hope that iX3 will be positioned a bit lower price than I-Pace, EQC, and e-tron. iX3 does not need a separate R&D, separate body, separate manufacturing line for body, etc. While I-Pace starts at CAD$86.5K and we all know EQC and E-Tron will be even more expensive, I really hope that iX3 stays below $70K in CAD$.

3. Just like eDrive mentioned, no one will cross-shop between iX3 and Model 3. I just can't stand the barebone interior and the typical small trunk opening of a sedan.

4. The real ground-breaking BMW EV that will go hand-in-hand with EQC and E-Tron will be iNext, which will be BEV only platform/body.
It's really a transition time now and difficult to balance for the manufacturers. I'm also not interested in a BEV with conventional design. But iNext should have more focus on practicabillity (load) than a i3 can offer to convince as an allround car. It serves us well for our purposes as Dinks with a dog, but with a whole family it would be difficult.
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rather than taking a normal vehicle and converting it to an electric car.
To be fair, the G01 was likely designed with the BEV/EV offering in mind. I don't think it's as simple as 'slapping a battery on it' like you make it sound. It wasn't an afterthought.
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I believe BMW is leading in the PLUGIN sector.

It's full BEV'S that BMW needs to bring, like yesterday.

They are doing better than Mercedes at this point in time.
Lead is stretching it, the i3 is a special car, build from the bottom up as a EV, with a Carbon coupe, impressive little thing, it really have not gotten the credit it deserves!
The iX3 is not close to being a serious concept, as it is pretty much a cheap solution using the ICE chassi and holding the cost at a minimum, meanwhile you loose all the benefits that comes from building an EV as a EV from the start, like the i-pace.
So when BMW chooses the budget solution, the EV train that they started so good with the i01, is slipping away. The i4 is a 3GT is interesting, so is the inext, both are not far behind the iX3.
i-Pace shares components with the F-Pace.
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BMW please keep them!
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