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Electromobility debuts in the country

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“The future of Premium mobility is responsible with the environment, and the projection is that there will be at least 50% electric vehicles in Latin America and in the same way in Argentina by the end of this decade”, said Reiner Braun, President and CEO of BMW Group Latin America. “Our experience and leadership in the region in terms of electromobility leads us to offer, together with each BMW X3 xDrive30e, a Wallbox, so that customers do their charging at home or in their offices, the two ideal places for premium use. ”, reinforced the executive.

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For her part, Ivana Dip, CEO of BMW Group Argentina, pointed out: “Based on this framework, we have advanced with investment in infrastructure oriented towards electromobility in the dealer network and we will continue with public charging infrastructure to reinforce our commitment to the future of premium mobility in Argentina”.

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The mechanics combine a 184 hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic transmission with a power of 109 hp. Together, they generate 292 hp. The maximum torque is 420 Nm. This allows the new BMW X3 xDrive30e to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds. Its maximum speed is 210 km/h.

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This version has an average consumption of 3.2 liters per 100km, while in the gasoline version it amounts to 7.9 liters. Its high-voltage lithium-ion battery equipped with the latest battery cell technology enables purely electric mobility with a range of 42 to 50 kilometers depending on the driving mode, with a top speed of 135 km/h.

The Battery Control setting is also used to maintain the state of charge of the high-voltage battery at a level determined by the driver. In this way, the power supply can be reserved and used for local emission-free driving on urban sections. It also has different driving modes, from 100% electric, to an ecological mode and another Sport with Extra Boost.

The model that arrived in the country has a sportier design. It has changes in the front, with an aggressive spoiler, bumper redesign, LED headlights and dual exhaust outlets. It also has a logo with a blue outline to distinguish the electrified line. The BMW kidney grille is larger than before and now consists of a one-piece frame.

Likewise, it adopts the center console of the current BMW 4 Series. The independent control screen with touch function offers a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches with Head Up Display. It comes with electric sports seats, automatic climate control with 3-zone control, the electric parking brake, hill descent control and various driving experience functions, as well as the BMW driver.

The SUV includes the Driving Assistant as standard, which consists of a series of systems: lane departure warning, vehicle detection in the blind spot, parking assistant, cross traffic assistant, automatic brake, among others.

The price of the hybrid version is $150,900, while the gasoline variant costs $125,900.

Source: Ambito

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