New Concept Previews Next-Gen iX3 and X3 with Bold Design and Tech Advancements

New Concept Previews Next-Gen iX3 and X3 with Bold Design and Tech Advancements

BMW has unveiled the Vision Neue Klasse X concept, offering a glimpse into the future of the brand’s electric SUVs (SAVs) – Sports Activity Vehicles.

This concept follows the minimalist Neue Klasse concept saloon revealed in 2023 and lays the foundation for the next generation of BMW’s X lineup.

Focus on Efficiency, Performance, and Sustainability

The Neue Klasse X concept embodies BMW’s vision for a future-proof SAV, combining efficient electric powertrains with enhanced performance and sustainable practices.

The carmaker promises a significant range increase, faster charging times, and improved aerodynamics.

Next-Gen Electric Drivetrain and Increased Range

The concept utilizes the sixth generation of BMW’s eDrive electric technology, boasting a 30% increase in range and 30% faster charging speeds.

This translates to an estimated 186 miles of range achievable in just 10 minutes of charging.

High-Performance ‘Super-Brains’ for Enhanced Driving Experience

The Neue Klasse X features a new generation of high-performance computers dubbed “super-brains.” These AI-powered systems work together to optimize driving dynamics, precision, efficiency, and overall driving enjoyment.

One super-brain is specifically dedicated to autonomous driving functions.

Sustainable Materials and Production Processes

Sustainability remains a core principle for BMW. The Neue Klasse X will incorporate recycled materials extensively, including ocean plastic waste and plant-based alternatives for interior surfaces.

The company aims to reduce the carbon footprint throughout the production process.

Minimalist Design with Spacious Interior

The Neue Klasse X concept showcases a pared-down, minimalist design aesthetic. The iconic BMW kidney grille gets a futuristic makeover, and the overall silhouette conveys a sense of lightness and athleticism.

The interior prioritizes space and light, offering a comfortable and relaxing environment with ample legroom and headroom.

Advanced User Interface and Driver-Centric Features

The driver interacts with the vehicle through a central touchscreen integrated with the instrument panel. The system incorporates BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant with voice control and haptic feedback on the steering wheel.

Additionally, the concept features an all-new head-up display system for enhanced visibility.

Production and Availability

While specific pricing details remain undisclosed, the electric iX3 is expected to start around £65,000. Production of the iX3 and X3 is slated to begin in 2025 at a new “i-factory” in Hungary.

Further details on the production models will be revealed closer to the launch date.

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