Prototypes of the next all-electric models from BMW i are jointly undergoing comprehensive vehicle tests at the winter test centre in Arjeplog – intensive development programme preparing for market launch in 2020 and 2021.
BMW i is preparing to launch the next generation of solely electrically powered models. 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 battery cell technology facilitate purely electric driving. With a range of over 400 kilometres (WLTP) and the possibility to use DC charging stations with a capacity of 150 kW to charge its battery, the first all-electric SAV is suitable for day-to-day use and long-distance travel. 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 delivers emission-free driving combined with sportiness. The four-door coupe positioned in the premium midrange segment combines dynamic design with performance and a high level of ride comfort. Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology featured by the BMW i4 facilitates a range of over 600 kilometres (WLTP). The BMW i4 accelerates 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.
With the proportions and dimensions of a luxury Sports Activity Vehicle, a fifth-generation electric drive unit and systems for highly automated driving, the BMW iNEXT embodies the future of driving in a particularly comprehensive way. BMW eDrive ensures a range exceeding 600 kilometres (WLTP). Furthermore, 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.