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      07-06-2019, 04:46 PM   #1
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First hard data on iX3 (via future BMW model info thread). The big news here is that I can now confirm a U.S. market model.

iX3 specs:

G08 (Chinese X3), 75kWh battery and RWD (will be denoted in the model name as "sDrive75"), 300hp.

Produced in China for worldwide sales, including North America, SOP in 2020.

One unique feature, besides the drivetrain, will be autonomous driving capability included as standard.

In the U.S., it will additionally have as standard: 19" aero wheels, adaptive suspension. Most options will be familiar from the existing X3, with the notable addition of "BMW Iconic Sounds".

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iX3 specs: G08 (long wheel base X3), 75kW battery and RWD (will be denoted in the model name as "sDrive75"), 300hp, produced in China for worldwide sales, including North America, SOP in 2020.
BMW good luck with that one...
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BMW good luck with that one...
It will absolutely sell like hot espresso in an Italian village
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It will absolutely sell like hot espresso in an Italian village
Of course it will.
Not really in Italy although they have a broad, solid charging network I tested last year with my i3 over 1'700km without any problem! But BMW isn't that popular in southern countires (except most Balkan countries).
But in Mid and North Europe the iX3 will sell great, also i4, no doubt!
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Update: first hard data on iX3. The big news here is that I can now confirm a U.S. market model.
We had heard it before, but the confirmation that it will be RWD-only is nevertheless very disheartening. It’s going to get left in the dust by every other luxury electric SUV on the market. Not only is AWD an expected feature on anything but the lowest end model in a luxury SUV lineup, but when it comes to electric drive, it provides a huge boost in power.

I’m sure they will be able to upgrade it to AWD eventually, borrowing development from the i4. But to be this late to the game and come to market missing such an important feature represents a major misstep IMHO.
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We had heard it before, but the confirmation that it will be RWD-only is nevertheless very disheartening. It's going to get left in the dust by every other luxury electric SUV on the market. Not only is AWD an expected feature on anything but the lowest end model in a luxury SUV lineup, but when it comes to electric drive, it provides a huge boost in power.

I'm sure they will be able to upgrade it to AWD eventually, borrowing development from the i4. But to be this late to the game and come to market missing such an important feature represents a major misstep IMHO.
It's not just a major mistake but a deal killer.

We will replace our current EV with an Electric SUV.

I guess it will be a Tesla Model Y, if BMW isn't going to even try to compete.
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We had heard it before, but the confirmation that it will be RWD-only is nevertheless very disheartening. It’s going to get left in the dust by every other luxury electric SUV on the market. Not only is AWD an expected feature on anything but the lowest end model in a luxury SUV lineup, but when it comes to electric drive, it provides a huge boost in power.

I’m sure they will be able to upgrade it to AWD eventually, borrowing development from the i4. But to be this late to the game and come to market missing such an important feature represents a major misstep IMHO.
On the other hand, this bodes well for the i4. If it gets the same motor on the rear axle, the dual-motor versions could easily hit Model 3 Performance numbers.

But it does feel like BMW is a little late to the party. Though I'm hopeful that with Krüger out EV development will be accelerated.
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Update: first hard data on iX3. The big news here is that I can now confirm a U.S. market model.
Are there any China made models in the Canada or US? Seems like a big leap on such an important model.

Any reason why it will be on the G08? Packaging issues with the batteries? Actually honestly would like a G08 in US. The X3 is workable with a big infant seat, but the G08 would be much better to live with, without going to a X5.
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Update: first hard data on iX3. The big news here is that I can now confirm a U.S. market model.
Still planned for China production? I would guess that if Trump's 25% tariffs come in, it will be a "no go" and reassigning to Spartanburg "too hard" for 2020.
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What does "BMW iconic sound" means???????? What kind of optional is it? Another fake sound from outside speakers????? :-D
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What does "BMW iconic sound" means???????? What kind of optional is it? Another fake sound from outside speakers????? :-D
I think there's EU regulations coming up that BEVs need to have some kinda sound to warn pedestrians in cities.

I read that BMW teamed up with some well-known composer to create sounds for that, so this might be it.
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What does "BMW iconic sound" means???????? What kind of optional is it? Another fake sound from outside speakers????? :-D
https://www.bmwgroup.com/en/NEXTGen/iconic_sounds.html
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Update: first hard data on iX3. The big news here is that I can now confirm a U.S. market model.
Still planned for China production? I would guess that if Trump's 25% tariffs come in, it will be a "no go" and reassigning to Spartanburg "too hard" for 2020.
The batteries will be the bulk of the Origin Country Content. I'd bet bolting it all together in Spartanburg wont change things.

Huawei got around his "tariffs", I'm sure BMW will too.
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Made in China with fake BMW sounds? Nice! Sign me up.
and RWD only... this SUV wont sell at all in states that get a flake of snow.. It's almost like they dont want it to sell well here so they immediately shoot themselves in the foot by making it RWD. That way they can go "See, no one wants an electric car... go buy our SUVs made in the US with a large margin because we didnt have to pay import fees. our accountants and shareholders prefer that"
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No Xdrive? = DOA in most of North America

Fools...
That's what the X in X3 use to stand for... xDrve.

They might as well call it "iS3" then !

Unbelievable. Fake news ⁉️
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That's what the X in X3 use to stand for... xDrve.

They might as well call it "iS3" then !
Well, Ive "softened" my quote, but this is a very big miss imo.
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Yeah that's gonna be big yikes from me dawg
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