BMW i previews prototypes of the next all-electric models under cold testing

BMW i is preparing to launch the next generation of pure electric models and three of its cars are currently going through a crucial phase of their series development process at the BMW Group’s winter test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden.

The company shared some teaser images of the cars undergoing some winter testing at the edge of the Arctic Circle.

The BMW iX3 is due to go on sale next year, while the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT will hit the markets in 2021. These are currently completing an intensive test programme as the drive and suspension components of the electric cars are being put to the test under extreme weather and road conditions.

The BMW iX3 will feature the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology for the first time. The powerful electric motor and a high-voltage storage unit featuring state-of-the-art battery cell technology facilitate pure electric driving pleasure. 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 suitable for day-to-day use and long-distance travel.

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The BMW i4 is a four-door coupe in the premium mid-range segment and will use the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology. This will give the car an all electric range of over 600 kilometres. The BMW i4 sprints from a 0 to 100 kmph in a crisp 4 seconds and while attaining a top speed of over 200 kmph.

The BMW iNEXT is based on the Group’s future modular construction system, it combines the latest innovations in the areas of design, automated driving, connectivity, electrification among others. The BMW eDrive ensures a range exceeding 600 kilometres and the car is equipped with the latest connectivity features and designed for Level 3 automated driving.

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