BMW will unveil a trio of all-electric concept vehicles in 2018, including the iX3 which was unveiled in China last month. In addition to the electric SUV, the OEM will reveal the i4 – a four-door coupe – and the company’s technology flagship vehicle, the iNext. During a conference call interim report, chairman of the board Harold Krüger revealed that BMW’s electrification strategy – which included the launch of the i8 Roadster and the revised i8 Coupé this month – will see the OEM offer 25 electrified models by 2025, including 12 all-electric vehicles.
The iX3, iNext and i4 will go into series production “over the next few years”, explained Krüger. The iNext and i4 will be built in Germany. Form 2020, the iX3 will be produced in Shenyang, China. The iX3 will use the firth generation of BMW’s electric drivetrain (the i8 Roadster and i8 Coupé utilize the fourth generation), and Krüger also announced that BMW plans to build the Mini Electric in China in the future.