Motoring: BMW introduces its quietly comfortable electric iX3

The iX3’s performance on the road is impressive, but its smaller boot space, lack of four-wheel drive and high price might prove deterrents for some

Prices for the BMW iX3 start at €74,815. Picture: Paddy McGrath

The BMW X3 needs little introduction to those that keep an eye on the motoring landscape. First launched in 2003, we’re now into the third generation of the premium five-seat SUV which, despite its name, has more in common with the BMW 5 Series than the more compact 3 Series.

Last year, the X3 became one of the few nameplates in the world available in petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid or electric guises, and this year ...