VIDEO: The new BMW iX M60 is the brand’s most powerful model variant

Date Posted 10th January 2022
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BMW’s iX range has a brand new, all-powerful model with a peak output of 455 kW/619 hp, taking it from 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds. Introducing the new BMW iX M60…

With a range (WLTP) of 357 miles, the all-new BMW iX M60 has a maximum torque of 1,100 Nm and an M-specific suspension set-up that ensures top-of-the-range performance for the iX M60.

The third, and most powerful model variant offers emission-free mobility with specs and design that embody the best of the three much-loved BMWs; the BMW i, the BMW X, and the BMW M GmBH.

BMW iX M60: Driving performance

The new variant takes BMW’s electric offering into extreme power and precise control with all-wheel drive dominating the drive. The highly responsive actuator-based wheel slip limitation and a suspension technology that includes, among other things, a specifically M tuned dual-axle air suspension with automatic level control, ensure hallmark BMW M driving experience, agility, and precision.

The BMW iX M60 accelerates from 0-62mph in only 3.8 second* and this passionate power delivery of M-specific electric drive continues steadily into high load ranges. So, acceleration remains constant up to the electronically limited maximum speed of 155mph.

The use of intelligent materials also achieves a drag coefficient (Cvalue) of 0.27, which benefits the vehicle’s performance, efficiency and range.

BMW iX M60: Intelligent design

The powerful proportions of a modern SAV, reduced surface design and precise details characterise the clear exterior look and give the BMW iX M60 its distinctive presence.

From its design, through to its body structure and suspension set-up, everything has been geared towards achieving both superior ride comfort and handling characteristics.

The brake callipers of the sports brake system painted in blue and featuring an M logo, the BMW individual titanium bronze exterior line and M logos in the new high gloss black/titanium bronze finish on the front side panels and the rear of the vehicle. These provide clear indications of the high-performance character of the BMW iX M60.

The exterior design of the BMW iX M60 uses intelligent material.

In addition, there are the 22-inch aerodynamic wheels featuring titanium bronze design via the option programme exclusively on this variant. The high-voltage battery is located deep down in the underbody, lowering the vehicle’s centre of gravity. This ensures a balanced axle load distribution, resulting in outstanding cornering dynamics and handling that can be precisely controlled at all times.

The aluminium spaceframe and the carbon cage with carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the roof, side and rear sections combine an intelligent mix of materials. This increases rigidity and optimises weight. The use of CFRP to reduce weight has a long tradition at BMW M GmbH, going back to the BMW M3 CSL, which was introduced in 2003.

The high-voltage battery is located deep down in the underbody, lowering the vehicle’s centre of gravity. This ensures a balanced axle load distribution, resulting in outstanding cornering dynamics and handling that can be precisely controlled at all times.

BMW iX M60: Extra specs

The BMW iX already offers drivers a high level of standard equipment, but iX M60 customers benefit from even more. In addition to the standard offering on the iX xDrive 50, iX M60 customers receive 22” air performance alloy wheels, soft close doors, laserlights and Parking Assistant Professional including the all-new interior camera.

BMW iX M60: Interior and tech

Inside the vehicle, customers also benefit from interior design in Suite Natural Leather Upholstery, and Comfort Access. There’s a Heat Comfort Package, Bowers & Wilkins diamond surround sound system, and ventilated front seats. Plus, sun protection glass, four-zone air conditioning and front electric and massage seats.

The latest generation iDrive display and control system expands the interaction between driver and vehicle. Based on the new BMW Operating System 8 it has been designed with a clear focus on both the touch function of the new BMW Curved Display and voice communication with the extensively enhanced BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.

Navigation with the cloud-based BMW Maps system and Augmented Reality Video on the Control Display allows fast and precise route planning as well as outstanding traffic guidance.

BMW iX M60: Sustainability and innovation

The battery cells are manufactured using green power across the board. The BMW Group procures the cobalt and lithium required for the high-voltage batteries from controlled sources in Australia and Morocco. These are delivers straight to the battery cell manufacturers. The design principle for the electric motors allows the use of rare earth metals to be avoided in the drive system rotors.

Aluminium which is produced using power from solar energy plants has been sourced. A high proportion of secondary aluminium and reused plastic also contribute to the resource-efficient production of the BMW iX. Its interior uses FSC-certified wood, leather tanned with olive leaf extracts and other natural materials. Recycled fishing nets are among the raw materials used for the floor coverings and mats, too.

Priced from £111,905 OTR, the BMW iX M60 is scheduled for UK launch in summer 2022.

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