The BMW Group is continuing its electrification strategy by extending its electric vehicle offering to the company’s main brands. The BMW iX3, presented at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show and ready for production from the summer of this year to hit the roads by the end of 2019, is the second fully electric model from the German premium manufacturer.
The future will see the company’s flexible, further developed vehicle architectures accommodating all types of front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. This will pave the way for models from all the company’s brands to be equipped with different drive system variants. The individual components of this new BMW eDrive technology stand out with their lower weight, scalability and extremely compact construction. Added to which, they fit into a flexible modular design structure and can therefore be utilised in a variety of different ways.
The fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology is distinguished by its extremely compact design. The electric motor, transmission and power electronics are now grouped into a single component, making it much easier to integrate them into different vehicle architectures.