iX3 Car Leasing & Contract Hire
The all-new BMW iX3 proves that electric vehicles can not only be efficient but fast. Accelerating from 0 to 62mph in an impressive 6.8 seconds, BMW's fifth-generation eDrive technology brings the electric motor, electric systems and transmission all into one central unit, maximising Efficient Dynamics and allowing you to stay on the road for longer. Plus, the repositioned battery in the iX3 offers greater interior space to maximise comfort.
Discover more about the BMW iX3 by following the links below and get an instant online lease quote for both business and personal leasing.
Complete Care Terms and Conditions
Complete Care is available to drivers aged between 21-70 with no more than 2 “at fault” claims in the last 2 years and no more than 6 points on driving licence. The driver must not have been subject to a driving ban in the last 5 years and must have held a full UK/EU licence for at least one 1 year. Prices are based on the postcode of the customer. 72% of our customers would qualify for the advertised price however a confirmed rate will be sent in writing upon request.
In the event of an incident resulting in damage, loss or theft to the vehicle, the customer will be required to pay an excess known as a Customer Incident Charge (CIC) if they are found to be “at fault”. The CIC varies depending on the number of “at fault” incidents for the vehicle and is an escalating charge as follows:
- First incident is £250
- Second incident £350
- Third and subsequent incidents £750
If a repair is lower than the CIC, then the customer will only be charged for the loss, also known as a Customer Elected Payment (CEP).
Full eligibility criteria, restrictions and policy exclusions are available upon request.
Why Lease The iX3?
BMW iX3 Review 2021
Practical, great to drive and with a better range than many of its rivals, the BMW iX3 is a popular lease alternative to the Audi E-tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes EQC.
Our BMW iX3 review covers:
- Key Features
- Design, Practicality and Boot Space
- Interior and Trims
- Power and Performance
- Leasing vs Buying
BMW iX3 Key Features
- Subtle style changes with solid grille, blue highlights, and large, aerodynamic wheels
- High-quality interior with BMW's 12.3-inch iDrive infotainment system
- 510-litre boot, increasing to 1,560 litres with 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats folded
- 80kWh battery and 286hp electric motor for official range of 285 miles
- Two trim levels available, including the M Sport and M Sport Pro
Design, Practicality and Boot Space
At first glance, it's hard to distinguish the iX3 from the X3, but look closer, and you'll notice some subtle styling changes.
At the front, its solid plastic grille (which has been sealed to help reduce drag) and blue highlights on the grille, badges and sills help set this electric SUV apart.
It also boasts large, aerodynamic 20-inch wheels, which are unique to the BMW iX3, helping to smooth airflow and improve range.
Inside, space is similar to that of the X3. BMW has cleverly shoehorned the iX3's big battery under the floor to help maximise space inside the cabin. The result is more room to lounge than in the Jaguar I-Pace, with space at the rear for taller adults to get comfortable and reclining outer rear seats for a more laid-back seating position.
At the back, the iX3's 510-litre boot is almost identical to the X3's, although some underfloor storage is lost due to the electric motor. While overall space is slightly smaller than the Audi e-tron, the iX3 still beats the Mercedes EQC, and its flat floor and wide, square opening makes loading bulky items a breeze.
All models come with 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats as standard, which fold down by pulling the latches at each side by the tailgate. When folded, load space is increased to 1,560 litres in total.
Interior and Trims
The differences between the BMW iX3 and the X3 are harder to spot inside the cabin. In fact, apart from a blue starter button and a few more blue accents, the interior is identical in design and layout.
As expected from a BMW, the cabin is well put together with lots of dense, squishy materials. While the iX3's interior isn't as glamorous as the Audi e-tron or Mercedes EQC, it feels comfortingly familiar and makes for a relaxed environment.
It also features BMW's brilliant iDrive infotainment system with a 12.3-inch display in the middle of the dashboard, allowing you to operate key functions via the touchscreen, secondary rotary controller or voice.
There are two trim levels to choose from, including the M Sport and M Sport Pro.
The entry-level M Sport model offers plenty of luxuries as standard, including a powered tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, heated front leather seats and 19-inch aerodynamic alloy wheels.
The range-topping M Sport Pro adds a head-up display, auto-dipping headlights, keyless entry, and 20-inch aerodynamic alloy wheels.
Power and Performance
In terms of power, the iX3's 80kWh battery and solitary electric motor deliver an impressive 286hp for a blend of performance and efficiency. Its strong acceleration will take you from 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds.
But what makes the iX3 stand out from its competitors is its range. With an official range of 285 miles, the iX3 beats both the e-tron (up to 249 miles) and EQC (252 miles).
Charging times vary from 0 to 80% recharge in just 34 minutes using a super-fast 150kW charger, or a full charge from empty in around 12 hours using a home wall-box charger or three-pin plug. This equates to about £13 per charge, which is less than the equivalent diesel or petrol cost.
Out on the road, the iX3 is one of the most enjoyable electric SUVs to drive. Thanks to its well-weighted steering and good body control, the iX3 is more agile than the Mercedes EQC or the Volvo XC40 Recharge.
Adaptive suspension is also fitted to the iX3 as standard, so it's comfortable over rough surfaces or potholes, although the Mercedes EQC still stands out for overall ride quality.
As expected from an electric vehicle, iX3 is incredibly quiet to drive with no noise from the engine and transmission and only a little wind and road noise at higher speeds.
Yet, switch to Sport mode in the range-topping M Sport Pro model, and you'll get IconicSounds acceleration sound effects, which get louder as your speed increases, just like it would if there was a petrol engine under the bonnet.
Leasing vs Buying
Prices for the new BMW iX3 start from £60,065.00 OTR* or to lease from £549.10 per month.
Fancy going green for 2021 with the BMW iX3? Car leasing may be cheaper than buying the BMW iX3 with dealer finance or a bank loan, thanks to fixed monthly rentals and a lower initial outlay.
With car leasing, you also have the option to change your vehicle every two, three or four years, allowing you to take advantage of model upgrades and new technology releases.
*'On the road' price is correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change. Always check with your nearest retailer.
BMW iX3 FAQs
Prices for the BMW iX3 vary depending on the model choice and whether you choose to buy or lease.
Lease prices for the BMW iX3 start from £549.10, including VAT per month with Nationwide Vehicle Contracts. This price excludes the initial rental and processing fee but includes road tax for the contract duration, three years breakdown cover (from date of registration) and mainland GB delivery.
On the road (OTR) prices for the BMW iX3 start from £60,065.00. The OTR price typically includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change. Always check with your nearest retailer.
If you are interested in leasing the BMW iX3, you can customise your quotation to suit your preferred contract term, mileage and initial rental via our website.
Please be aware that our lease deals change regularly, so if you see a BMW iX3 leasing deal you are interested in, please register your interest early to ensure you don't miss out!
Yes, the BMW iX3 is a fully electric vehicle. It uses a 210kW electric motor with an 80kWh lithium-ion battery to produce 286hp, with a range of 285 miles.
As the BMW iX3 is a battery electric vehicle (BEV), you will need to plug it into an EV charging point to charge the battery. In our handy Electric Car Charging Points guide, you can read more about electric car charging points, including the different types of electric car charging stations available and where to find them.
Whether you choose to buy or lease a BMW iX3 depends on your individual needs and circumstances.
Car leasing offers many benefits over buying a car outright thanks to fixed monthly rentals, a lower initial outlay, flexible term and mileage terms and fewer depreciation concerns. Thanks to our relationship with the manufacturer, monthly lease rates on the BMW iX3 may also be lower than expected.
For those who wish to own the vehicle, have a poor credit history, or travel a lot of miles annually, buying may be a better option as car leasing may not be available to you.
You can find out more about Buying vs Leasing in our handy guide, which lists the pros and cons of both options.