The new iX3 makes a compelling argument in the EV age, it’s the first EV we have driven that changes our mindset when it comes to all electric vehicles and the dreaded range anxiety. Even with the current power shortage in the country, it makes a good argument in a first world scenario, where there are abundant charging stations.
Out on the open highway, and with a few downhills and breaking scenarios to create recuperation, the range of the iX3 can be increased by over 100kms. Which means the longer the open stretch of road and the smarter you drive your iX3, you are able to stretch charging visits. The recuperation system converts the kinetic energy generated during deceleration and braking into electricity and feeds this into the driver’s high-voltage battery to increase the range. You can adjust the recuperation level in four stages and comfort is never compromised. Electricity consumption is from 18.9kWh/100km.
Thanks to the standard-feature M sport package in its new design, the BMW iX3 looks sportier than ever. Aerodynamic elements and blue accents bring out the electric nature of the vehicle to its full effect. There are three options to spec your BMW iX3 M Sport, Inspiring, Impressive and Signature – each with their own configuration and extras from sound to parking assist and more.
The almost completely closed BMW i kidney grille catches your eye from the front and new LED rear lights with three-dimensional cover glass gives it a new high class feel in design. The Panorama glass roof gives a more open and lighter atmosphere in the vehicle.
Awaiting you in the BMW iX3 are state-of-the-art technologies that combine emission-free mobility with supreme comfort. The intelligent driver assistance systems can be operated quite simply by voice command and increase safety during the journey. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display with 12.3-inch touch-capable is easy to use. You can adapt the suspension to suit each driver to match their driving style and dynamic feel you wish to enjoy.
If you have certain iPhones, you can turn them into a digital key for up to five people who may want to use the car. You can also adjust settings to control power and maximum speeds for those who may be a little newer to driving than others.
In our opinion, it really is an EV family friendly vehicle with all the promise of the modern and conscientious lifestyle that a discerning vehicle user of today wishes to be seen using.
Prices start from R 1 361 400.
By Jay Groat