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BMW drops $10,000 for iX3 electric SUV

BMW Australia has reduced its price iX3 Electric mid-size SUV increased by $10,000, after price increase on most of its other models this week.

The BMW iX3 now cost $104,900 in advance on road expensesmaking it $5500 cheaper than the related X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid (PHEV).

The price drop pulls the iX3 closer to it the recently introduced smaller electric sibling iX1retails for $82,900 plus on-road shipping in xLine and M Sport trim levels.

This iX3 cut follows Tesla’s recent decision discount of the best-selling Model Y SUV earlier this month, up to $3400. Performance is currently priced at $94,900. Another competitor around this price point is faster but less premium Kia EV6 GT with expected price of $99,950.

In Australia, the BMW iX3 is only available in one specification category. Strength comes from a single motor electric drive system only one Electric motor 210kW/400Nm on the rear axle powered by a 80 kWh . lithium-ion battery pack.

iX3 has a claimed range of 460km under stricter WLTP testing cycle. It can be quickly charged DC with up to 150kW and AC charged with up to 11kW.

It’s worth noting that the BMW iX3, Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y are all manufactured in China, which is currently Australia’s fourth-largest source of vehicle imports according to the latest VFACTS industry sales data.

In fact, the five best-selling electric vehicle (EV) models here in 2022 are all of Chinese origin.

iX3 is 10th best seller in Australia last year with 593 examples sold.

It was sold out by Tesla Model 3 (10,877 sales), Model Y (8711), BYD Atto 3 (2113), pole star 2 (1524), MG ZS EV (1119), Hyundai Kona Electric (1096), Charger Volvo XC40 (983), Hyundai ioniq 5 (756), and Mercedes-Benz EQA (624).

BMW Australia’s EV lineup currently includes iX1, iX3 and iX SUVs as well as i4 and i7 passenger cars.

THAN: Everything BMW X3

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