BMW tests the future electric range at the Arctic Circle
BMW is testing the next generation of electrically powered models in the i range.
Three of the brand’s electric models are currently going through a key phase of their series development process at the BMW Group’s winter test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden. Together with the BMW iX3 already due to go on sale next year, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT, being brought to market in 2021 are also completing an intensive test programme.
Starting next year, the BMW iX3 will already feature the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology for the first time. A powerful electric motor and a high-voltage storage unit featuring state-of-the-art battery cell technology. With a range of over 400 kilometres and the possibility to use DC charging stations with a capacity of 150 kW to charge its battery, the BMW iX3 will be the first model produced for the entire global market by the BMW Brilliance Automotive Joint Venture at the Chinese production location in Shenyang.
The BMW i4 four-door coupe also will use fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology featured by the BMW i4 facilitates a range of over 600 kilometres. The BMW i4 sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4 seconds and reaches a top speed of over 200 km/h. The BMW i4 will be produced at the BMW Munich plant starting 2021.
The iNext will also adopt the latest BMW eDrive technology, for a range of more than 600 kilometers. The car is equipped with the latest connectivity features and designed for Level 3 automated driving. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship will be produced at the BMW Dingolfing plant as from 2021.