Premium automaker raises the bar for pure electric driving pleasure with the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport.
Kuala Lumpur, 13th January 2022 – BMW Malaysia today unveiled the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport, an exemplification of the BMW Group’s electrification offensive, which combines the sporting character of a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) with an all-electric drivetrain. The fully-electric mid-sized SAV arrives in the Inspiring and Impressive variants, complete with the M Sport Package as standard.
Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The First-Ever BMW iX3 is a pioneer in the domain of pure electric vehicles – and not just because of its sheer driving capabilities that are characteristic of a BMW SAV. Representing a new generation of BMW i, the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology is now also found in the First-Ever BMW iX and BMW i4. Together, they will continue to pave the way for premium electric mobility in the country.”
The First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport features an integrated drive unit that brings the electric motor, power electronics and transmission together within a single housing. A product of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, the high-voltage battery boasts exceptional gross energy capacity along with high efficiency. This allows it to achieve a superior operating range that endures both everyday driving and harsh driving conditions. Advanced charging technology enables up to 150 kW of power to be fed into the vehicle at a DC fast-charging station, increasing its range at a rate of approximately 100 km per 10 minutes (according to the WLTP test cycle), further giving the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport compelling everyday usability.
Striking appearance with the M Sport Package.
The First-Ever BMW iX3 features an expressive exterior design, which is bolstered further by the standard-equipped M Sport Package which includes the M Aerodynamics Package. Exterior highlights include M Roof rails in high-gloss Shadowline, as well as revamped airbreathers behind the front wheel arches, which serve an aerodynamic purpose by improving airflow. The front and rear of the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport have been furnished with elements in BMW i Blue, lending the SAV its characteristic looks and hinting at its fully-electric powertrain.
The First-Ever BMW iX3 Inspiring variant is equipped with 19-inch aerodynamic wheels, while the Impressive variant comes with 20” M aerodynamic wheels in 890 M Bicolour. In terms of headlights, the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport Inspiring comes equipped with Adaptive LED Headlights, while BMW Laserlight is standard for the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport Impressive. Both variants come with high-beam assistant as standard.
Enhanced interior ambience.
Immediately apparent in the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport is the high-resolution Central Control Display that has been increased in size from 10.25 inches to 12.3 inches and is now accompanied by completely redesigned control panels beneath it.
For the centre console, the selector lever takes on a new design, while the button layout has been updated – furnished with blue BMW i elements, seen also on the Start/Stop button. Illuminated M entry sills, the M leather steering wheel, M high-gloss Shadowline, M headliner anthracite, Interior trim finishers in Aluminium fine cutting with highlight trim finisher Pearl Chrome, instrument panel in Sensatec, galvanic embellishers for controls, ambient light and panoramic sunroof further add to the visual allure on the cabin.
Sport seats arrive as standard for the driver and front passenger, along with a host of functionalities for added comfort and convenience, such as electric adjustment with memory, seat backrest width adjustment and seat heating. For the rear passenger seats, backrest adjustment is also possible. Thanks to the standard inclusion of the interior and exterior mirror packages, drivers of the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport are aided on the road with automatic anti-dazzle functionality. Meanwhile, automatic air conditioning with three-zone control ensures comfort for both driver and passengers.
Exclusive for the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport Impressive are the BMW Heads-Up Display, BMW Gesture Control, acoustic glazing for the windows, lumbar support for the driver. The fully-electric SAV is also complete with BMW IconicSounds Electric, a newly developed soundscape for extra emotional depth to the driving experience.
In terms of boot space, the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport has a 510-litre capacity, which can further be expanded to 1,560 litres by folding the rear passenger seats. For added convenience, the comfort access system, automatic tailgate operation, luggage-compartment separating net, through-loading system and storage compartment package are equipped.
Performance, efficiency and range in one package.
A product of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport features a highly efficient electric powertrain, allowing for a more lightweight high voltage battery. The current-excited synchronous motor generates up to 286 hp (210 kW) and a maximum torque of 400 Nm delivered to the rear wheels. As a result, the century sprint can be made in just 6.8 seconds. With a gross battery capacity of 80 kWh (around 74 kWh net) and energy consumption as low as 18.5 kWh/100 km, the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport can achieve up to 461 km in one full charge (WLTP).
Underlining the figures above, a number of key considerations have been made to achieve the agile handling and Sheer Driving Pleasure that a BMW vehicle promises to deliver. These include positioning the already low-weight battery on the vehicle floor, achieving a 43/57 weight distribution for optimised traction on the rear axle and also the adoption of the actuator contiguous wheel slip limitation. Moreover, adaptive suspension also allows for better adjustment to driving circumstances, further enhancing ride comfort and driving dynamics.
Intelligent systems and connectivity for the drive of the future.
The First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport comes with a host of intelligent driver assistant systems, beginning with the standard inclusion of the Driving Assistant Professional, Active Protection and tyre pressure monitoring system. While the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport Inspiring comes with the Parking Assistant as standard, the Impressive variant is complete with the Parking Assistant Plus. In terms of connectivity, both variants come standard with Connected Package Professional, country-specific telephony with wireless charging and BMW Live Cockpit Professional. As for on-the-road entertainment, the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport Inspiring is equipped with a Harman Kardon HiFi loudspeaker system, while the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport Impressive is furnished with a Harman Kardon surround sound system.
The First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport Inspiring and the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport Impressive are available in six different exterior colours, which are M Carbon Black Metallic, Cashmere Silver, Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect, Mineral White, Phytonic Blue and Piemont Red. Interior upholstery are available in either Leather Vernasca Mocha with Black Décor Stitching or Leather Vernasca Black with Blue or Black Contrast Stitching.
Complete premium ownership experience.
Owners of the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport Inspiring and the First-Ever BMW iX3 M Sport Impressive will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:
- BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
- BMW 8-Year / 160,000 km Battery Warranty (whichever comes first)
- BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
- The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App - BMW Privileges Card
- BMW Service Online
For further information, please log on to www.bmw.com.my.