BMW first ventured into the world of fully electric vehicles all the way back in 2014 with the release of the i3. This car boasted cutting-edge technology, utilizing a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) body to reduce weight and increase efficiency. It's taken BMW six long years to bring us their next fully electric vehicle, the iX3. However, don't expect the same level of innovation as the i3. The iX3 is essentially a converted X3 and lacks X-Drive (4WD) capabilities. Furthermore, its towing capacity is rather measly, coming in at only 750kg.
As a true BMW enthusiast, I have always admired the i3, the brand's first fully electric vehicle. The i3 was a game-changer in the EV world, with its innovative use of lightweight and recycled materials. It was clear that BMW poured a lot of effort into its production.
However, the iX3, released six years later, falls short of my expectations. Instead of building off the revolutionary manufacturing process of the i3, the iX3 feels like a lazy conversion of the internal combustion engine X3. This is evident in its measly 750 kg towing capacity, a downgrade from the internal combustion X3's impressive 2,500 kg capacity.
While I didn't expect the iX3 to match its diesel counterpart's towing capability, I am disappointed by the significant downgrade. The iX3, along with the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Jaguar I-Pace, all with their 750 kg towing capacities, belong in the "electric tow car shame gallery." If these vehicles are marketed as Sports Utility Vehicles, they need to offer genuine utility to justify the label.
BMW iX3 Towing Capacity By Year
|2023 BMW iX3||750kg||750kg||750kg|
|2022 BMW iX3||750kg||750kg||750kg|
|2021 BMW iX3||750kg||750kg||750kg|
How Much Can a BMW iX3 Tow?The iX3 finds itself among the likes of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Jaguar I-Pace in the "electric tow car shame gallery," each boasting a meager 750 kg towing capacity. Frankly, if these car makers intend to market them as Sports Utility Vehicles, they ought to provide more substantial utility features.
Is the BMW iX3 a good tow car?My reaction to the iX3 is one of disappointment, both as an electric tow car and as an electric car in general. It seems that BMW in the US shares this sentiment, as plans to sell the iX3 have been put on hold indefinitely. It appears to me that BMW rushed to compete with the Audi E-Tron and Mercedes EQC, resulting in a lackluster effort. This is especially frustrating because BMW had a head start over its German competitors with the i3 and EV platform vehicles. I initially expected the iX3 to harness BMW's EV expertise gained from the i3, but the specs indicate otherwise. If you visit bmw.co.uk, you'll have to search for the iX3, but they are heavily promoting their next fully electric SUV, the iX, which is set to debut in late 2021, just a few months after the iX3. Despite BMW's confusing model names, the iX is actually a larger electric SUV compared to the iX3.
As well as providing the braked towing capacity for your BMW iX3, where data is available we also have also listed the BMW iX3's unbraked towing capacity.
Here is a full list of the Unbraked and Braked Towing Capacity for the BMW iX3. If you cannot find the BMW iX3 you are looking for please drop us a email and we will add this to the list.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the towing weights provided on this website are accurate, we always recommend checking the vehicle log book (V5) for the official towing capacity. We accept no responsibility if the towing weights provided on this website are incorrect.
|Car Make & Model||Max Towing Weight - Unbraked||Max Towing Capacity - Braked|
|2023 BMW iX3 (G08)||750kg|
|2023 BMW IX3 M Sport||750kg|
|2023 BMW IX3 M Sport Pro||750kg|
|2023 BMW 210kW M Sport 80kWh 5dr Auto||750kg|
|2023 BMW 210kW M Sport Pro 80kWh 5dr Auto||750kg|
|2022 BMW iX3 (G08)||750kg|
|2022 BMW IX3 M Sport||750kg|
|2022 BMW IX3 M Sport Pro||750kg|
|2022 BMW 210kW M Sport 80kWh 5dr Auto||750kg|
|2022 BMW 210kW M Sport Pro 80kWh 5dr Auto||750kg|
|2021 BMW iX3 (G08)||750kg|
|2021 BMW IX3 M Sport||750kg|
|2021 BMW IX3 M Sport Pro||750kg|
|2021 BMW 210kW M Sport 80kWh 5dr Auto||750kg|
|2021 BMW 210kW M Sport Pro 80kWh 5dr Auto||750kg|
How Does The BMW iX3 Towing Capacity Compare To The Competition?Let's dive into the BMW iX3's towing capacity in comparison to its competitors. It's no secret that BMW faces stiff competition from fellow German automakers. The Audi E-Tron and Mercedes EQC both have the ability to tow up to 1,800 kg, providing ample towing capabilities for a range of activities.
Now, let's talk range. The BMW iX3 is projected to have a real-world range of around 240 miles, which appears to be competitive with the E-Tron and EQC, which offer between 175-225 and 230 miles, respectively.
However, it's important to note that the E-Tron and EQC boast 4WD systems, whereas the iX3 is solely rear-wheel drive. This means that the iX3 offers less practicality and utility compared to its German counterparts.
Additionally, the iX3 falls short in terms of power and torque when compared to the E-Tron and EQC. While it may hold its own in certain areas, the iX3 still has some catching up to do in the competition.