BMWi goes ice testing in Sweden for three next gen electric vehicles

BMWi division is preparing to launch its next generation of solely electrically powered models. Three of the brand’s electric models are currently going through winter testing at BMW’s test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden.

Together with the BMW iX3 due to go on sale next year, the BMW i4 coupe and the BMW iNEXT SUV being brought to market in 2021, are also completing an intensive test programme.

Within the framework of comprehensive vehicle testing, their drive and suspension components are being put to the test under extreme weather and road conditions. The testing area situated at the edge of the Arctic Circle provides the ideal requirements for this purpose.

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The latest chapter of the BMW Group electrification strategy will feature a Sports Activity Vehicle. Starting next year, the BMW iX3 will feature the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology for the first time.

An exceptionally powerful electric motor and a high-voltage storage unit featuring state-of-the-art battery cell technology facilitate purely electric driving pleasure in a new dimension. 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 first all-electric SAV is ideally 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 locally emission-free driving pleasure combined with outstanding sportiness. The four-door coupe positioned in the premium midrange segment combines a dynamic design with inspiring 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, according to BMW. Moreover, the electric motor’s spontaneous power development can be utilised above all to achieve a dynamic driving experience.

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 BMW iNEXT SUV will be produced at the BMW Dingolfing plant from 2021.

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