We were excited when BMW announced the iX3. We were optimistic when the BMW iX3 was announced. The BMW X3 standard is a great car. Due to the lack of features, power and range, many enthusiasts were disappointed with the final product. It was also not cheap. Perhaps with a little more time between the initial release date and this moment, fans will be able to appreciate its appeals better. This episode of The Late Brake Show reveals the truth.
Johnny Smith, TLBS’ host, gives a detailed look at the BMW iX3, including its advantages and disadvantages, as well as what it is like to drive. Smith goes over every detail in this video about the BMW iX3.
Because it is based on the excellent, standard BMW X3, the bones of the BMW iX3 have good quality. It’s not an EV-specific architecture, though BMW says its CLAR chassis is designed with EVs. However, BMW was unable to install a large enough battery or powertrain in the iX3 to make it a truly great EV SUV. BMW also buys its battery packs from China rather than making them.
To make up for that, though, its EV powertrain, which is made by BMW, is quite efficient. Smith was able to average around 3.7 miles per kWh, which is quite good for an EV SUV. In fact, most Tesla owners brag about 4 miles per kWh, so nearly that out of an SUV that isn’t built on an EV platform is pretty good.
The BMW iX3 is also a pleasure to drive. The BMW iX3 has excellent steering and body control. It’s also quick enough to drive well. Although it is more fun to drive than some of its rivals, it isn’t as comfortable or quiet.
The BMW iX3 seems to be a decent EV, but it is not the best. There are better options on the market. You might prefer cars like the Mustang Mach E and Audi Q4 E-tron. Check out the video for more information.
Publiated at Sun 29 August 2021, 17:48:00 +0000