The new BMW iX M60 has a mammoth 1,100 Nm of torque, 619 hp, 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds and a range of up to 357 miles.
BMW claims that the rate of acceleration from 0-62mph in only 3.8 seconds remains constant up to the electronically limited maximum speed of 155mph.
The iX M60 features an aluminium spaceframe and a carbon cage with carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the roof, side and rear sections.
Electric all-wheel drive means precise control, together with the 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. The iX M60 aims to offer a comfortable ride and good handling, helped by the battery sitting low in the floor, despite the weight of around two and a half tonnes.
In addition to the standard equipment on the iX xDrive 50, iX M60 customers benefit from 22” Air Performance Alloy wheels, Soft Close Doors, Laserlights and Parking Assistant Professional including the all-new Interior camera.
The BMW iX is produced at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing with both the vehicle itself and the battery cells manufactured using green power. The BMW Group procures the cobalt and lithium required for the high-voltage batteries from controlled sources in Australia and Morocco and delivers it 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.
The BMW Group sources aluminium which is produced using power from solar energy plants and 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.
The BMW iX M60 is priced from £111,905 and due for UK launch in summer 2022.