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BMW Concept iX3 suggests our electrified future looks normal

Bowing at this week's Beijing Motor Show, this battery-powered crossover is coming to America soon.

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Chris Paukert
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The BMW Concept iX3 has bowed at Auto China, a.k.a. the Beijing Motor Show.

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A production version of the BMW Concept iX3 is expected to go on sale in 2020.

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Slated to be built in China at BMW's joint-venture facility, the model will be exported to the US and Europe from Asia.

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The iX3 is remarkable in that it looks normal -- many of BMW's previous battery-electric vehicles (both production and concept) have looked decidedly more avant garde.

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The iX3 can accept charging rates of up to 150 kW, meaning its 70kW battery pack could be filled to 80 percent in around 30 minutes.

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Notice the blue trim, which will become a hallmark of all-electric BMW models in the future.

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The iX3 is a compact SUV that's the same size as BMW's hugely popular X3 gas-powered crossover.

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This oversized conjoined twin kidney grille is going to take some getting used to for BMW loyalists.

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BMW says the iX3 will run over 249 miles on a charge.

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