>Will be made in China and shipped to the rest of the world
>The BMW iX3’s 70kWh battery pack claims a range of 400km along with 270bhp, fast-charging capabilities
BMW will commence production of its fully-electric iX3 at its Shenyang plant in China from 2020 onwards.
Now, if you put two-and-two together, this is exactly why the brand chose the Beijing Motor Show - to unveil this car in its concept stages of development. China is an important market for BMW since sales have shot up considerably over the past year. And, given the race for electrification in China, it makes perfect sense to make this country a base for the upcoming iX3.
What makes matters easier is the fact that BMW in China has already unveiled its China-exclusive all-new third generation X3, which is what the iX3 will be based upon. The new X3 is already being put together locally, and is currently sold in six variants. As you’d guessed, they also operate an engine-building plant that happens to also make batteries, specifically catering to electrified models like the iX3. BMW has definitely been doing its homework.
It goes without saying that BMW’s iX3 will be its first fully-electric model for the masses, and it will ship out of China to markets around the globe.