BMW revealed its first full-electric SUV model, the iX3 at the Beijing motor show. The new iX3 features an electric motor generating 200kW and BMW claims a range of over 400km on a single charge. The iX3 is to go on sale in SA in 2019 or 2020 but it will not be built alongside the new X3 at BMW’s SA production facility in Rosslyn. All iX3 models for now will be built in China as part of the brand’s joint venture with Brilliance Automotive. 8 Series marketing continues BMW is on a massive offensive in marketing its new 8 Series coupe and convertible models. After revealing the concept last year, it has put the M8 on race tracks, released details of the 8 Series’ development and design and now it has revealed more details, including pictures of the camouflaged models, after it allowed some international motoring hacks to drive the prototypes in Wales. The model driven was the M850i xDrive coupe which BMW says will combine luxury and driving dynamics -obviously. Ford cans cars Ford say...

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