BMW Australia has announced details of three new EV variants due to arrive here
either late this year or early in 2024.
The three additions are i4 eDrive35, iX3 M Sport and iX1 eDrive20. All three will be
priced below $89,332, exempting them from both Luxury Car Tax (LCT) for fuel
efficient vehicles and Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) for fleet operators.
The BMW i4 eDrive35 and iX3 M Sport will arrive at the end of 2023 followed by the
iX1 eDrive20 in the first quarter of 2024 and will expand BMW will have 13 variants
across six fully electric models in its line-up, the widest selection of fully electric
vehicles in the Australian market.
By next year, the BMW Group anticipates that at least one in five of the company’s
new vehicles should have a fully electric drivetrain. The following year it should be
one in four, and in 2026, one in three.
With this expansion, the BMW Group aims to have more than two million fully electric
vehicles on the road by the end of 2025.
The rapid growth in fully electric models is in alignment with strategic sustainability
initiatives. By 2030, the BMW Group will halve C02 emissions per vehicle per
kilometre driven compared with 2019 levels.
Throughout the lifecycle, from the supply chain, through production to the end of the
use phase, the company will achieve a 40 per cent reduction in C02 emissions.
The BMW iX1 eDrive20 is powered by an electric motor with a maximum output of
150kW (with temporary boost) and achieves a range of 430 to 475 kilometres
(provisional values according to WLTP).
The highly integrated drive unit on the front axle of the new entry-level model
generates an instantaneously available maximum torque of 247Nm in addition to the
maximum output of 150kW. The iX1 eDrive20 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in
8.6 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 170km/h.
The power system of the i4 eDrive35 includes a single motor that drives the rear
wheels and develops 210kW and peak torque of 400Nm.
Driving range is listed at 430km on the Combined Driving Test Cycle in accordance
with ADR 81/02. The high voltage battery, which has a net capacity of 67kWh, can
be charged at up to 11kW via AC, or at 180kW on a high-speed DC charger.
The new iX3 M Sport produces peak power output of 210kW and torque of 400Nm,
helping to propel the iX3 M Sport from zero to 100km/h in just 6.8-seconds.
We’ll provide more details features and specifications as the new variants arrive.
BMW i4 eDrive35: $84,900
BMW iX3 M Sport: $89,100
BMW iX1 eDrive20: $78,900
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact
your local BMW dealer for drive-away prices.