By Staff Reporter
The ix3, i4 and iNEXT are currently undergoing a key phase of their series development process at the BMW Group’s winter test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden.
The iX3 is set to go on sale in 2020 while the i4 and the iNEXT are scheduled to go on sale in 2021. Within the framework of comprehensive vehicle testing, their drive and suspension components are being put to the test under extreme weather and road conditions. The testing area situated at the edge of the Arctic Circle provides the ideal requirements for this purpose.
On the icy surfaces of frozen lakes, on snow and in the bitter cold, the electric motors, the high-voltage batteries and the power electronics of BMW eDrive technology as well as the suspension control systems are demonstrating their high level of performance and reliability.
With a range of over 400 km and the possibility to use DC charging stations with a capacity of 150 kW to charge its battery, the first all-electric SAV is ideally suitable for day-to-day use and long-distance travel.
The BMW iX3 will be the first model produced for the entire global market by the BMW Brilliance Automotive Joint Venture at the Chinese production location in Shenyang.
Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology featured by the BMW i4 facilitates a range of over 600 km. Moreover, the electric motor’s spontaneous power development can be utilised above all to achieve a dynamic driving experience. The BMW i4 sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in a mere 4 seconds and reaches a top speed of over 200 km/h.
The BMW i4 will be produced at the BMW Munich plant starting 2021.
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