production of the next generation iX3 crossover began

production of the next generation iX3 crossover began

BMW has announced the start of series production in China of the BMW iX3 electric crossover, its first electric vehicle built on the fifth generation BMW eDrive platform, which allows for a long range.

The BMW iX3 is also the first all-electric car from the Bavarian company to go into mass production after the i3 was launched in 2013.

The BMW iX3 is launched by BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA), a joint venture between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings at the Dadong plant in Shenyang, where the BMW X3 compact crossover with an internal combustion engine is currently being assembled.

BMW plans to sell the electric car made in China not only in the local market, but also in other countries, which is not so many automakers do. These include Polestar, a joint brand of the Volvo Car Group and its parent company, Geely.

Today we begin production of the BMW iX3, the first fully electric model of our flagship BMW brand. With a quality-oriented production system, we are able to supply what customers around the world demand from premium vehicles.“Said Franz Decker, Head of Technology and Manufacturing at BBA.

In a press release this summer, BMW announced that the BMW iX3 with an 80 kWh battery has a range of up to 460 km according to the WLTP standard. The real range on a single charge, according to the Electrek resource, will be slightly less – about 360 km.

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