The iX M60 crossover received 619 hp. and will cost a minimum of 110,000 euros.
The premiere of BMW’s most powerful production electric car was supposed to take place at CES in Las Vegas, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the German manufacturer refused to participate in the event. However, the Bavarians kept their promise and showed the iX M60, which is the first electric model of the brand, developed by its sports division M.
The BMW M electric SUV has two electric motors that develop a maximum power of 619 hp. at 1100 Nm of torque. In fact, the power varies from the selected driving mode. By default it is 532 hp. and 1015 Nm, and when switching to sport mode reaches its maximum values, as acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes 3.8 seconds, which is a remarkable achievement for a car weighing 2.5 tons.
BMW M engineers have equipped the iX M60 with adaptive air suspension, electronically controlled shock absorbers, swivel rear wheels and larger brakes. The mileage of the electric car is between 499 and 566 km according to the WLTP cycle. When using a fast charging system (up to 200 kW), up to 80% of the battery charge can be recovered in just 35 minutes.
Visually, the BMW iX M60 does not differ much from the standard versions. This version comes with 21-inch wheels as standard, but buyers may choose 22-inch wheels. The model is available in 7 different colors – Alpine White, Dark Graphite, Phytonic Blue, Blue Ridge Mountain, Storm Bay, Oxide Gray and Aventurin Red.
The 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and the 14.9-inch central screen play a key role in the interior. Some surfaces are covered with polished aluminum, and the gear lever knob and iDrive wheel are made of crystal. As standard, the BMW iX M60 is equipped with adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam assistant, 360-degree parking camera, wireless charging system, Bowers And Wilkins audio system and more.
Sales of the BMW iX M60 will start in the summer, and the exact prices have not yet been announced. Provided that the xDrive40 version with 326 hp. starts at over 85,000 euros, and the iX xDrive50 with 523 hp. of over 103,000 euros, the most powerful option is expected to cost at least 110,000 euros.