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BMW iX3 to get a powerful quad-motor performance variant in 2023 according to controversial rumor

The rather conservatively desgined BMW iX3 could get a much sportier offspring with the legendary M badge in 2023 (Image: BMW)
The rather conservatively desgined BMW iX3 could get a much sportier offspring with the legendary M badge in 2023 (Image: BMW)
The Bavarian automaker’s powerful electric SUV would probably come with a correspondingly steep price tag, but thanks to a new drivetrain with four electric motors, the full-fledged M variant of the BMW iX3 could easily outperform the BMW i4 M50 and its 536 horsepower.

The BMW iX3, which is not available in the US or Canada, may be one of the more peculiar electric SUVs in the German automaker’s current EV lineup. The iX3 is largely based on the regular BMW X3 platform that was built with internal combustion engines in mind, which also means that the electric SUV sports a rather traditional design. However, a purported M version could soon transform the BMW iX3 into a much sportier electric performance SUV.

According to a recent report by InsideEVs, the BMW iX3 as well as the rumored BMW iX4 could serve as the basis for the automaker's first true all-electric M vehicles. These EVs would likely be significantly more powerful than the M-trim variants of the BMW i4 and the larger BMW iX. Allegedly, the BMW iX3 M and BMW iX4 M could rely on a brand-new powertrain with a total of four electric motors, which should easily outperform the 536 horsepower found in the BMW i4 M50.

This rumor is apparently based on information sourced from an unnamed supplier, and the BMW iX3 M and iX4 M could be officially unveiled as early as next year. The specific model codes that are used by the supplier supposedly indicate that these two electric SUVs will indeed be full-grown M vehicles, and not just slightly sportier trim variants of the regular cars. Either way, there are no further information regarding the price of the BMW iX3 M and BMW iX4 M, but both could certainly approach the £100,000 price mark in the UK.

As always, such rumors should be taken with a healthy amount of skepticism. A rather short post at BMWBlog has already disputed InsideEVs' statements and further claims that the Munich-based automaker doesn’t even plan to introduce a regular electric variant of the BMW X4 in 2023.

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InsideEVs, BMWBlog, Image: BMW

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-09-13 (Update: 2022-09-13)