BMW iX3 will be exported to the U.S. and Europe from China

James Marshall
April 27, 2018

The design aims to rival the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-tron Quattro, and Mercedes EQ C, while the production version of the iX3 is set to be the third pure electric model from BMW. Under his presidency, there is strong chance that America will increase tariff on such cars especially for Chinese made products. Interestingly, it will be joined by plug-in hybrid X1 later on. Tim Urquhart who is automotive analyst at market researcher IHS Markit claimed that the company is not concerned about the reaction from United States and European customers that this electric vehicle is produced in China.

However, as Automotive News notes, the decision to build the iX3 in China will allow BMW to meet emissions rules in the country.

"As long as the vehicle is built properly, and BMW will make sure of that, it doesn't matter too much to consumers where the auto comes from", said Tim Urquhart, an automotive analyst at market researcher IHS Markit told Automotive News. "This will see a low-volume vehicle being made at a low-cost site".

The new crossover, identical in size to BMW's regular X3, will be powered by an electric motor working from a 70-kWh battery system.

The BMW iX3 concept features a modular EV drivetrain which boasts an electric motor, transmission and power electrics that are grouped into a single component. Charging to its fullest will take only 30 minutes with the help of 50-kW quick charger.

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