Munich, Shenyang. The BMW Group continues to broaden
its portfolio of electrically powered vehicles. Its latest addition is
the fully electric BMW 3 Series, which will enter the Chinese market
in May 2022.
The BMW i3 eDrive35L is the perfect fit for the particular
requirements of Chinese customers. It is based on the successful BMW 3
Series, which led the premium-compact segment in China in 2021.
With an 11 cm longer wheelbase than a standard 3 Series, the BMW
i3 eDrive35L combines a premium rear seat experience with locally
emission-free driving. At the same time, the all-electric four-door
sedan offers all the sporty driving dynamics, long-distance comfort
and wide range of individualisation options for which the BMW 3 Series
is so well known. A high level of build quality, service quality and
longevity are likewise standout characteristics of the BMW i3
eDrive35L, making it a unique offering in the premium-compact segment.
The BMW i3 eDrive35L comes with all the latest BMW Gen5 eDrive
powertrain components already familiar from the BMW iX3, BMW i4 and
BMW iX. Plus, the BMW OS8 operating system and a wide range of
cutting-edge digital features and services – e.g. high-end
connectivity and the Digital Key – are making their 3 Series debuts here.
Fine tuning of the BMW i3 eDrive35L’s suspension systems to Chinese
road conditions has been carried out by the BMW Brilliance Automotive
Ltd. RD division in Shenyang, which also adapted some of the
car’s componentry to the requirements of the supply chain in China.
The BMW i3 eDrive35L will be assembled exclusively for the Chinese
market at the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. plant in Lydia, Shenyang.
With the BMW i3 eDrive35L, the BMW Group portfolio of fully
electric cars now comprises six models.
The BMW Group is aiming for fully electric vehicles to account
for 50% of its global sales by 2030.
BMW i3 eDrive35L key data:
Energy consumption (CLTC)
14.3 kWh/100 km
battery capacity (gross/net) 70.3 kWh/66.1
Charging power max.
95 kW (DC), 11 kW (AC)
Charging time 10-80% SOC with DC max.
Range after 10 min. DC max. charging
compartment 410 litres