German automobile manufacturer BMW has taken a giant leap towards a greener future with the launch of the BMW iX3 electric car in Nepal. Laxmi Premium Motors, the official distributor of BMW automobiles in Nepal, has introduced its debut luxury electric vehicle (EV) in the Nepalese automotive market. The BMW iX3 is essentially derived from the outgoing BMW X3 model but incorporates an electric motor instead of a traditional internal combustion engine. This all-electric SUV is designed to reduce carbon footprints and improve air quality, making it an ideal choice for environmentally-conscious consumers.
The BMW iX3 is a thrilling and high-performance electric vehicle that is set to redefine the way we view electric mobility. It is powered by a 210kW 2.0 eDrive-equipped motor that generates a max power of 286PS and a max torque of 400Nm. It is equipped with an 80 kWh high-voltage battery capacity. One of the most impressive things about the BMW iX3 is its range. It boasts an impressive driving range of 460 km on a single charge. It can achieve a full charge using its onboard 11kW AC Charger in approximately 7.5 hours. It also boasts compatibility with a high-powered 150kW DC Fast Charger, enabling the car to charge from 0% to 80% in a remarkably swift 34 minutes.
Beyond its spirited performance, BMW has seamlessly blended design elegance with cutting-edge technology to create an aesthetic masterpiece. It is equipped with LED and ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch infotainment system, Apple Play and Android auto connectivity, a WiFi hotspot, wireless smartphone charging, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system, a voice-activated dual-zone front AC unit, and vernasca leather seat trim. It also features a striking i-Blue Design, prominently displaying it on the front, rear, and alloy wheels with a noticeable Blue Surround around the iconic BMW roundel.
BMW has always been at the forefront of automotive safety, and the iX3 is no exception. It offers several safety features including automated emergency braking, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist. It also gets remote parking assistance, vehicle stability management (VSM)), electronic stability control (ESC), multiple airbags, collision mitigation (rear) and aerial view camera system. The safety feature also includes ABS, ESC, HAC, and MCB.
The BMW iX3 boasts impressive dimensions that add to its allure, making it even more appealing to potential buyers. It boasts an impressive dimension, measuring 4734mm in length, 1891mm in width, and 1668mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2860mm. It offers a comfortable ground clearance of 190mm and has a kerb weight of 2255 kg. Additionally, the EV6 provides ample space with a 510-litre boot, which can be expanded to a generous 1560-litre when needed. It also boasts an Adaptive Suspension system, which allows for the automatic adjustment of damper characteristics.
Currently, the Nepali market offers the BMW iX3 in a single variant at the moment. The BMW iX3 price in Nepal is NRs. 2,29,96,000. It is available in a range of stylish colours, including Black, White, Blue, and Grey. BMW Nepal provides an extensive warranty package for their electric vehicles, including an 8-year (or 160,000 kilometres) coverage for the battery and a 2-year warranty for the motor and charger. With its breathtaking design, exhilarating performance, extended range, and rapid charging capabilities, this remarkable EV will definitely capture the hearts of automotive enthusiasts in Nepal.