In Australia, the BMW iX3 EV has had its price cut by AUD 10,000 (around RM 30k), now priced at AUD 104,900 (around RM 315k). Despite the drop in price, the specifications of the BMW iX3 in Australia remain unchanged.
A BMW Australia spokesperson told GoAuto that the price reduction for the iX3 is aimed at offering better deal to potential customers, rather than a response to the slow uptake of the all-electric variant.
“The expansion of our fully electric BMW models and imminent arrival of the first-ever iX1 provided us the opportunity to reposition the iX3 within our line-up, and we are delighted to now offer this model to our customers at a revised price point,” the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, prices of other X3 variants with a combustion engine have increased by between AUD 3,400 and AUD 8,100 to narrow the price gap between combustion engine and all-electric variants.
Like the Malaysian-spec BMW iX3, the iX3 in Australia is imported from China and is powered by a rear-mounted electric motor that produces 286 PS/400 Nm.
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It gets an 80-kWh (73.8 kWh usable) lithium-ion battery that offers a WLTP range of up to 461 km. It supports DC fast charging at rates of up to 150 kW for 80% charge in 32 minutes, while AC charging at up to 11 kW is supported via a Type 2 connection for 100% in approximately 7.5 hours.
In Malaysia, the BMW iX3 is priced from RM 322,800 to RM 343,800 for the Inspiring and Impressive variant respectively.
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