Frunkless BMW iX3 Positively Surprises In Bjorn's Banana Box Test

Basically matches Volkswagen ID.4.

The BMW iX3 has performed better than anticipated in the most recent Banana box test by Bjorn Nyland, despite the car being based on a conventional X3 rather than on a stand-alone EV platform.

There is no frunk in the iX3, but judging from the length of the hood, and the massive empty space under it, there could be at least a decent frunk of the size of a single banana box.

We guess that opening such a big hood would not be very convenient, especially for buyers looking for a premium car, but it could be a good storage space for things rarely used (like an emergency EVSE cable).

Anyway, the size of the car and its shape allow fitting a lot of cargo in the trunk. Bjorn was able to fit nine boxes, which is one of the best results – on par with the Volkswagen ID.4.

After folding the seats, the total number of boxes increased to 24. One less than in ID.4, but more than Ford Mustang Mach-E or Audi e-tron and some versions of Tesla Model X:

  • Tesla Model X 5 seater 10+1/28
  • Volkswagen ID.4 9/25
  • BMW iX3 9/24
  • Tesla Model S pre-facelift 8+2/24
  • Tesla Model X 6 seater 9+1/23
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 8+1/23
  • Audi e-tron 8/23

To better understand how high this result is, let’s take a look at a chart:

As the list grows nicely, we are eager to see the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 on the list, as well as the European Tesla Model Y – will they beat the Volkswagen ID.4? We should find out by the end of this year.

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