The BMW iX3 previews a future electric SUV

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The reveal of the BMW iX3 Concept marks a shift in the German marque's electrification strategy, as it plans to release a line of all-electric models, starting with the iX3, from 2020. It comprises an electric motor, transmission and power electronics into a new, separate electric drive unit. BMW eDrive technology today already is part of the plug-in hybrid drive system employed by the BMW iPerformance models and MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4.

The concept is powered by a 200 kW/270 hp electric motor. The new BMW i3X previous the next EV from the brand.

According to the company, the future series-production version of the iX3 will have powertrain of the their future concept, the BMW iNext. Unlike competitors, BMW is able to do entirely without the use of rare earths such as neodymium, typically needed in electric motors for their unique magnetic properties.

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Another feature of the high-voltage battery developed for the fifth generation of eDrive technology is its optimised charging capability. Meanwhile, BMW has also promised a non-SUV i4 model for the same year - it's rumoured to take design cues from the Vision Dynamics concept that was shown at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Like the one used by the Audi e-tron, the i3X's battery is said to have been designed with 150kW fast-charging stations in mind, making a full charge possible in just 30 minutes thanks to clever battery cooling and temperature control technology.

On the exterior, key features include a closed-off kidney grille with BMW i vehicle graphic, blue accents around the kidney, the brand logo on the hood, along the side skirts, as well as the rear apron. BMW is still not mentioning when their first all-electric crossover will reach the public.

The concept also has light-alloy wheels with an aerodynamic design and a Moonstone silver paint job that contrasts the bright blue detailing on the skirts.

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