Leasing a BMW IX3
ENGINES AND PERFORMANCE FOR THE BMW iX3
There's just one electric motor for the contract hire BMW iX3 producing 286 hp and torque of 400Nm and this power is sent to the rear wheels. The 80kWh battery delivers a range of 285 miles which is better than most rivals.
Using a fast charger, the battery can be recharged to 80% of its capacity in 34 minutes, or a 10-minute charge will deliver 62 miles of range.
Charge the iX3 at home, and from empty this will take you 12 hours.
The 0 to 62 mph sprint time is 6.8 seconds, and the top speed has been restricted to 112 mph to help preserve the car's range.
Essentially, the motor delivers great performance, and the refined cabin is a place to enjoy the EV's performance.
BMW IX3 from First Vehicle Leasing
Essentially, the contract hire BMW iX3 is a refined and impressive electric SUV that delivers practicality in a stylish and well-designed vehicle.
EQUIPMENT AND HANDLING FOR THE BMW IX3
The BMW iX3 is an impressive and stylish electric vehicle to lease that's available in M Sport and M Sport Pro guise.
And less than a year after going on sale, the German carmaker gave it a major refresh. This saw the equipment levels being enhanced and the exterior being improved. The kidney grille is larger than the original version, and there are blue accents to highlight the battery-powered credentials.
BMW has added their fifth-generation eDrive technology for the iX3 which sends power to the onboard 12v power supply and the 400v battery.
Since the iX3 uses the same platform as the best-selling X3, the battery pack has been slung underneath the body which delivers a lower centre of gravity to boost agility and handling. The steering delivers a responsive drive around town, and this is a very quiet motorway cruiser to enjoy.
The suspension is fairly firm so there's little body roll and lots of grip to enjoy the electric motor's power - particularly from a standing start since all of the torque is instantly available. Of the driving modes, Sport mode delivers lighter steering, and the suspension becomes quite light.
There's also a clever regeneration system onboard that utilises the satnav and radar sensors to predict speed limits and upcoming junctions, as well as traffic, to enable the car to coast without using energy.
There are four metallic paint choices, 19-inch aerodynamic wheels, adaptive suspension, an automatic tailgate and a heated steering wheel. The leather upholstery is also available in a choice of four colours and there's sun protection glazing, a Sensatec dashboard, electric seats and ambient lighting.
The iX3 M Sport Pro adds a top-end surround sound system, a head-up display, a parking system plus and gesture control for the infotainment screen. Drivers also get comfort access and automatic high beam assistant.
Drivers of the iX3 can also use one of the largest public charging networks using a smartphone or an RFID card thanks to the BMW Charging network in the UK. Drivers get access to 11,000 charging points, and 173,000 across Europe.
The cabin has been well-designed, it is a stylish and futuristic creation with the odd flash of blue and a 10.25-inch infotainment display. There's also a 12.3-inch digital instrument display. The infotainment is one of the best available and there's plenty of space for passengers, and the boot size is 510 litres.
And while the BMW iX3 has not been tested by Euro NCAP, the X3 sibling has the full five stars and BMW has a strong reputation in delivering safe vehicles - drivers also get to enjoy lots of safety equipment including active lane-keeping and traffic jam assist.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BMW iX3
Why not have a look at the iX3 on the official BMW company website? Or why not look at some of these similar car lease deals from First Vehicle Leasing the Jaguar I-Pace, or the Mercedes EQC.