BMW iX3 Captured From All Angles In New Spy Shots

OCT 31 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 12

Take a walkaround of the upcoming BMW iX3 in these latest spy shots.

These latest spy shots of the upcoming pure electric BMW iX3, that once-gaping grilled is now more properly closed off as it should be. As our spy photographer tells us, this time we see that development is moving forward as this prototype has the correct bumper and grille under what’s now just a bit of camo, but most notable in this newest batch of photos is that we get to see the iX3 from basically every angle imaginable.

If you glance back at our last round of spy shots of the iX3 from March, you’ll immediately see the difference. These changes lead us to believe that the electric SUV seen here is now close to production ready.

As a refresher, the iX3 concept showcased in Beijing had a battery pack with a capacity of 70 kWh providing enough juice for more than 400 kilometers (249 miles) on the WLTP cycle. Based on BMW’s fifth-generation electric drive system, the zero-emissions crossover had an output rated at 270 horsepower (200 kilowatts) and took advantage of fast-charging capabilities to fully “fill up” the battery in only half an hour.

Those figures still haven’t been fully confirmed though for the production version of this electric SUV, though we do know that it will be produced in China and exported from there. It’s U.S.-bound, though an exact date is still unknown at this time. However, we expect it to arrive sometime in 2020, which means it will surely be late to the now-growing electric crossover/SUV party.

Grab some more views of the BMW iX3 in the gallery below:

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This image has been optimized for a calibrated screen with a Gamma of 2.2 and a colour temperature of 6500°K Spy-Shots of Cars
This image has been optimized for a calibrated screen with a Gamma of 2.2 and a colour temperature of 6500°K Spy-Shots of Cars
This image has been optimized for a calibrated screen with a Gamma of 2.2 and a colour temperature of 6500°K Spy-Shots of Cars
This image has been optimized for a calibrated screen with a Gamma of 2.2 and a colour temperature of 6500°K Spy-Shots of Cars
This image has been optimized for a calibrated screen with a Gamma of 2.2 and a colour temperature of 6500°K Spy-Shots of Cars
This image has been optimized for a calibrated screen with a Gamma of 2.2 and a colour temperature of 6500°K Spy-Shots of Cars
This image has been optimized for a calibrated screen with a Gamma of 2.2 and a colour temperature of 6500°K Spy-Shots of Cars
This image has been optimized for a calibrated screen with a Gamma of 2.2 and a colour temperature of 6500°K

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12 Comments on "BMW iX3 Captured From All Angles In New Spy Shots"

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Chris Hansen

Why is the driver hidding his face if it’s a spy photo? He was perfectly aware of them.

As we all know there is no such things as spy photos in the car industry.

eject

Because he’s not interested in having his face all over the internet. Understandably with face recognition software becoming better and better such things will make your life completely transparent just a few years from now.

Jopp

Do you know, how it feels like to know that some ****** are taking and publishing photos of you doing your work – without any respect to privacy or your personal rights?

He is an engineer and not a model.

Andy

As much as they’re called “spy photos”, I doubt there taken by someone in a big trenchcoat lurking in the treeline… :p

dan

This is the car I wanted to buy next year when my i3 lease ends. Too bad it is a 2020 model. There are tons of Buick Enspire related spyshots cropping up this week. Whichever of those two that makes it to market first gets my money.

Kosh

you know, if they gave it a regular paint job (and black), most people wouldn’t notice it. Seems these aren’t camouflage so much as a way to draw attention and free advertising… 😉

Jopp

Yeeeeah… Nobody would recognize that giant mandatory stickers that mark it as an electric prototype.

Warren

The M Pkg X3 is looking pretty good…

https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1548980

alohart

Because the iX3 is available as an X3 with ICE powertrain, does the iX3 merely replace the ICE with an electric motor under its overly-long hood? If so, it would still have a driveshaft tunnel on its floor and maybe even a large transmission hump. If so, certainly not ideal EV packaging.

BoltUp

The long bonnet/hood just looks wrong and archaic.

James

BMW goals:

Make the electric version look like a gas crossover – CHECK

A boring conservative SUV shape that blends into the landscape – CHECK

Buildabe alongside much more profitable gas models – CHECK

Place power electronics package and electric motor where gas engine goes – CHECK

Plan to build as few as possible until government mandates require more – CHECK

Price higher than next size up gas or hybrid SUV in model line – CHECK

Limited cargo room and passenger room – CHECK

…..This is one boring BEV in a 2 row, invisible form with a BIG ASS branding horsecollar faux grille.