The BMW iX3 is the brand’s first electric SUV. With a battery capacity of 73 kWh, it promises a range of more than 450 km on a combined cycle. That’s why, during the test, which lasted for several days, I decided first to check how it performed on a longer road out of town.
- The electric BMW iX3 is based on the X3 SUV model. From the outside it is distinguished by details and .. green license plates
- When fully charged, the BMW iX3 offers a range of about 450 km. Under certain conditions, this is enough to get to the seashore without using a charger on the road
- List prices for the BMW iX3 in the Polish market start from PLN 287,000. 500 PLN
- More such information can be found on the home page of Onet.pl
The advantages of “electric” in an urban environment and for short daily distances are well known. Driving without domestic CO2 emissions, can be held accountable Cheap electricity (at least for now) From my home socket, silence in the cabin, and this Privilege to use bus lanes In traffic jams and free parking in the paid area. However, driving the electric car on a longer road seems to be a challenge, and getting to the destination – an achievement. Therefore, during several days of testing the BMW iX3, I tried to spend more time on the roads outside the city than in central Warsaw.
Electric car to the sea
When I picked up the keys to the BMW iX3 from Bryce Park, the on-board computer promised a range of 464 km. Turning on the air conditioning and covering the first 30 km in urban conditions made the prediction up to 384 km real. With this information the next day I went to Tri-City. once again.
Once the destination is entered into the navigation system, the BMW iX3 displays a blue circle on the map indicating where the vehicle can head with the current battery level. But beware, these are predictions based on road speed limits. Driving slower – this range can be increased. And it succeeded.
Navigating the BMW iX3 shows if there is enough battery power to reach your destination. It also takes into account the availability of chargers in its database (Free/Busy).
Especially most of the national “seven” to the sea is still one track, which is a huge construction site. In addition, the BMW iX3 navigation system told me to avoid congestion before entering the S7 on local roads via Działdowo and near Grunwald. The effect of traveling at an average speed of less than 70 km/h was that It reached Gdansk at 18 per cent. Battery power and a predicted range of 57 km. Time was less important to me, so the result was 5.5 hours. This time on the road was neither a surprise nor a disappointment especially for me.
Plugging the car into the wall box for twelve hours or so will allow you to fully pack the power for the night and head back to Warsaw the next day. However, after a few hours at the beach, I returned the same evening. A 90 kW charger was seized Volkswagen ID.3 I Tesla standing in line. Another fast charger (60 kW) in one mall allowed 80 percent to complete 1.5 hours of battery life. Electric vehicle manufacturers advise charging to this level on a daily basis. In the case of the BMW iX3, it allows an expected range of 350 km.
In about an hour, the batteries can be recharged from 20 to 80 percent using the quick charger
The BMW iX3 can be charged with alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) via the CCS / Type2 connector.
The first part of Mawa (225 km) was mostly covered by the “S7” two-lane road. The average speed was 91.8 km / h and power consumption was 20.3 kW / 100 km. The expected remaining range was just over 70 km. There is a fast charger (90 kW) there, thanks to which I charged the batteries up to 99% in an hour, and the on-board computer showed 409 km of the expected range. In the last segment, slower than the home road near Warsaw (122 km), the power consumption was 15.1 kWh / 100 km, the average speed was 65 km / h. The road balance to and from Gdansk is 724 km and the average energy consumption is 16.8 kWh / 100 km. According to the on-board computer, the recovery allowed to recover 17.6 kWh during this time.
The BMW iX3 measures over 473 cm in length, 189 cm in width and 167 cm in height. The ground clearance is about 18 cm and the wheelbase is 286 cm. Luggage capacity is 510 liters.
By leaving the car with the charger, you can check the current charge level in the My BMW app. It also allows you to remotely lock/unlock the central locking, sound a horn or set the parking air conditioning to the time of departure.
Fully charged BMW iX3 batteries allow you to cover more than 400 kilometers on the road.
Electrician on the highway. BMW iX3 on the road from Warsaw to Kielce
At the end of the weekend I went to Kelsey – the 200 km distance and the full length motorway encouraged me to To test the BMW iX3 on the road at a faster speed. After one short charge in central Warsaw, it took off at 88 percent. The battery has a predicted range of 360 km. Distance to destination: 280 km. Balance? 40 percent left the battery, and the average power consumption was 18.3 kW / 100 km (average speed 80 km / h).
There is one fast charger (40 kW) in the Kelsey, and the estimated charging time is up to 100 percent. It was 1 hour 20. I took this opportunity to get the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 1S scooter from the trunk, which I was also testing at the time.
After returning from visiting downtown, the batteries in the car were charged at 83%. On the way back, on most of the S7’s track, the speed was kept constant at 102 km/h and the power consumption was 17.8 kWh. I arrived at my destination with 40 percent available again. battery capacity. I left the car overnight with the charger (11 kW) and went home on a scooter. More about the Xiaomi e-scooter driving experience in the following article.
The Xiaomi Mi Scooter 1S electric scooter theoretically allows you to travel up to 30 km on a single charge. The actual value depends, among other things, on the user’s weight, terrain and driving speed.
The boot capacity of the base BMW iX3 is 510 liters. There is a storage compartment under the floor for charging cables.
During a weekend test of the BMW iX3, it traveled 1,300 km. The average power consumption was 16.8 kW / 100 km. According to the on-board computer, 37.2 kWh was recovered.
conclusions? Similar to the Nissan Leaf test. That is, an electric car with larger capacity batteries underground, i.e. 62 kWh as in the case of the paper or 73 kWh when it comes to the BMW IX3, may aspire to be a global car, i.e. “number one” In the garage.Again, however, under several conditions.Every day you have to charge it using the charging box and household electrical installation, in order to save charging costs and time.It is possible to cover the road up to 350-400 km on a single charge, especially when we decide to use a lower speed Slightly, at the expense of time to reach the destination.
When we plan to go a longer route, it will be necessary to use at least one fast charger on the way. And here it comes The issue of the availability of charging infrastructure. It is one of the main barriers to the development of electric mobility, which means that planning a longer trip by an electrician still requires more careful preparation than in the case of a conventionally driven vehicle.
The BMW iX3 is based on the popular X3 SUV model.
Futuristic rims are one element that distinguishes the electric iX3 from the traditional X3.
There are much fewer differences inside.
Under the hood of the BMW iX3 is a 286 hp electric motor that produces 400 Nm of maximum torque. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 6.8 seconds.
How much does it cost to charge an electric car? Driving costs 100 km BMW iX3
What are the costs like? Given the average price of 1 kWh of electricity from a household socket, the cost to beat the BMW iX3 100 km around the city about 9.8 PLN. On the road On national and motorways it is about 12-14 PLNAnd on the highway a little more than the zloty.
Recharging a BMW iX3 at a fast charging station is more expensive. Supplement 53 kWh, ie from 20 to 80 percent. The battery capacity costs about 110 PLN. This amount includes Greenway’s base price list and there are no waiting charges beyond 60 minutes of charging time (extra PLN 0.4/min). In the case of chargers from 70 to 140 kW, the base price is PLN 2.39 per 1 kWh, which means that the cost is about PLN 130.
For comparison, for owners of the highest subscription (89.99 PLN / month), the cost is less than 74 PLN. For other operators, such as PKN Orlen, the cost of 1 kWh varies from PLN 1.99 to PLN 2.39, and the cost of using Lotos chargers is paid as a lump sum – PLN 24, regardless of the amount of energy consumed.
How much does a BMW iX3 cost? Catalog prices on the Polish market start from PLN 287,000. 500 zlotys. For a copy configured as the one used during the test, you will have to pay 305 thousand. 490 PLN, including additional equipment.
BMW ChargeNoW allows you to use with Greenway chargers. It is also possible to charge the car at partner stations abroad.
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