BMW: the iX1 replace the i3


BMW has been unveiled, and the current i3 and the i8 will not be replaced. Or better yet, they will be replaced by new electric vehicles, which is another form it will take. In concrete terms, that means that the i3 will not be replaced by a new town car, but an electric version of the X1. This will be the iX3 which positions itself among the future iX3.

Two of the batteries

The iX1’s internal code name, U11, and will be based on a new platform, and it has two versions of its battery packs have to offer. In accordance with the first set of information from a magazine (AutomobileMag), a 38-kWh version is available with a range of 184 miles. The car is aimed, in other words, in the urban population, which is not a lot of range is needed. In addition, there will be a 78-kWh version is on the market and come up with a greater theoretical range of around 304 km away. At first glance this may not seem like much, as these figures imply a rate of 20 to 26 kWh/100 miles. That is, it is not particularly competitive, but the BMW still has a certain amount of time, in order to improve it. The iX3, which is due to come in, for example, of 400 km of autonomy, in accordance with the WLTP cycle using a 70 kWh. So, there is still hope for us.

The singular

In terms of design, we expect, of course, that is the iX1-style take over of the iX3 and is distinguished by a lot of geslotener front of and around the grid. It will take until 2023 to take before we can see what is happening in the iX1. The BMW promises to be the meantime, a plug-in hybrid to the beginning of 2020, which is powered by a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, 125-horsepower engine, and an electric motor. The battery would be with the 10 kilowatt to about 50 theoretical mileage to be able to travel in pure-electric mode.

Example: iX3