First of all, this fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology. It is the key to future-oriented sustainability. That’s for vehicles with electrified drive systems.
Because it’s the result of consistent development work. All within the framework of BMW Efficient Dynamics. So the experience gained by the BMW Group. Moreover in the field of electric mobility. It’s spanning more than 10 years.
In addition, all powertrain components are BMW. Yes this eDrive technology was developed solely by the BMW Group. Moreover, the electric motor and the high-voltage batteries. They are produced in corporately owned manufacturing facilities.
So therefore, the BMW Group ensures quality control. Furthermore, the drive unit and the high-voltage battery unit. They are also flexibly scalable. That’s in terms of power and energy content. So it can be used in various different vehicle concepts and segments.
In the BMW iX3, EfficientDynamics goes all in. It also reaches a new level. For the vehicle’s fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology. It comprises of a single drive unit. So I mean one housing system. All for the electric motor, system electronics and transmission. They are all in a central housing.
So the electric motor featured in the BMW iX3 delivers a maximum power output of 210 kW/286 hp*. The torque of 400 Nm* also allows for high initial acceleration. It also keeps at a high level. Yes even at the upper motor speeds.
A further special feature of the electric motor. The new BMW iX3 for the first time is a construction method. So that eliminates the need for rare earth materials.
High-voltage batteries with significant higher energy density and responsible use of raw materials. In addition, the high-voltage battery unit of the BMW iX3 is integral. All in part of BMW’s fifth eDrive generation. Moreover and all in BMW typical prismatic battery design.
Because consistent research and development work raises energy density. In addition, it also constantly improves all battery cell characteristics. I mean and in particular also more durable and safer.
So in total, the BMW high-voltage battery shows the optimum of what is possible nowadays. I mean and compared to former technology used by BMW Group. So the energy density on on the BMW iX3 is around 20 percent higher.
In addition, the BMW iX3 the raw materials are Cobalt and Lithium. That’s for the first time.
In conclusion, think scalability and the compact design. All for the high-voltage battery unit. Oh yes. They also have been further optimized. Finally, the battery cells are grouped into modules. All at specialized BMW production locations. Then they are finally assembled. All as high-voltage battery packs. I mean directly aligned to each model.
So the high-voltage battery unit in the BMW iX3 is installed in an extremely flat position. Directly in the vehicle floor. Thanks to this arrangement. Now there is no loss of space for passengers. So the luggage compartment is directly compared. All to the conventionally powered versions of the BMW X3.
The BMW iNEXT, the BMW i4 and the BMW iX3 undergo winter trial tests (03/2019).
BMW Concept iX3 and BMW i Vision Dynamics
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With a gross energy content of 74 kWh*. Because the high-voltage battery unit installed in the BMW iX3 achieves a range of more than 440 km* or 270 miles. That’s in the legislative WLTP test cycle. Within its segment, the BMW iX3 boasts not only a unique low power consumption of less than 20 kWh/100km* accordingly to the WLTP test cycle, but also stands for a novel ratio between battery size and range.
Thanks to the favorable efficiency rating of the drive components. As well as the high energy density. That’s of the high-voltage battery unit.
So the BMW iX3 achieves a decent range. One that is possible for average electric vehicles. I mean also with larger and heavier batteries.
Positive environmental impact secured.
The “real” ecological footprint of electric vehicles is sometimes questioned. That’s particularly in markets still having a low ECO percentage. That’s of green electricity in the public power grid.
At the BMW Group every electrified model has to proof that for the entire cycle. Meaning and comprising the raw material procurement. Also the supply chain, production and usage phase. Let’s not forget and as well as recycling. So its CO2 balance is substantially better. Especially than the one of a conventionally powered sibling.
For the BMW iX3 the related advantage is more than 30 percent. That’s compared to a BMW X3 sDrive 20d. All when average European power supply is used during the car’s usage phase. Then if the vehicle is charged with solar, wind or other renewable electricity. Well that advantage is around 60 percent.
Furthermore, in analogy with the BMW i3 Plug&Play technology. Also the high-voltage battery featured in the BMW iX3. For it is planned for a second life. That’s as a energy storage battery packs. All for the period following the first long life in the car. This way the already positive CO2 balance of the BMW iX3 can be further improved.