The iX M60 is BMW’s most powerful electric car yet



Following in the footsteps of the i4 (or almost every other ICE-powered model for the matter), BMW has now also given the iX electric SUV the M treatment, with the reveal of the new iX M60 variant.

Thanks to its new M credentials, the BMW iX M60’s dual motor set-up now makes 455 kW (619 hp) and 1,015 Nm in Sport Mode – the latter boosting up to 1,100 Nm with Launch Control – making it not only the most powerful electric BMW yet, but also the torquiest BMW car ever.

The new output figures translate to a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.8 seconds – shaving off more than a second from the previous range-topping variant, the iX xDrive50, and matches that of the X5 M Competition! Top speed, meanwhile, is now electronically limited at 250 km/h.

It still packs the same 105.2 kWh battery on-board, and even with the more powerful motors, the BMW iX M60 still boasts a WLTP-rated range of 566 km – about 60 km lower than the xDrive50 variant. The 200 kW DC fast charging is also retained on the M60 variant, which lets you top up the battery from 10% to 80% in just 35 minutes.

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Aside from raw grunt, the new BMW iX M60 also gains the adaptive dual-axle air suspension system with electronically adjustable dampers and automatic level control as standard. This is combined with the standard rear-wheel steering, M Sport brakes, performance tyres, and the aforementioned Launch Control to match up with its M-powered credentials.

Being the new range-topping variant in the iX line-up, the BMW iX M60 also comes with a wide array of standard equipment, including the BMW Laser Light headlights, Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof, 30-speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, and new sports seats with integrated headrests.

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As for looks, the new BMW iX M60 gains several minor aesthetic updates to differentiate it from its “lesser” brethren, including the 21-inch Aero two-tone wheels (22-inch options), blue-painted M brake calipers, the optional BMW Individual Titanium Bronze exterior package (similar to those on the M340i in Malaysia), and of course the M60 emblem on the tailgate.

Unveiled as part of BMW’s CES 2022 programming (through a livestream from Germany), the new BMW iX will start at GBP111,905 (approx. RM629k) over in the United Kingdom, with deliveries to start sometime around June this year.


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