BMW announced the second all-electric M vehicle with the iX M60, a sports activity vehicle that packs 610 horsepower and 280 miles of range.
BMW unveiled the performance version of its iX sports activity vehicle (SAV). It features a maximum output of 610 horsepower, 811 lb-ft of torque, and 280 miles of range.
From a standstill, the iX M60 reaches 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. It also has an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph.
BMW describes the iX M60 as, “the best of three worlds; BMW i, the BMW X models and BMW M GmbH.”
BMW M stands for Motorsport. It was created to be prestigious and high-performing. The iX M60 embodies the M characteristics of power, agility, and precision.
The iX M60 has a dual-motor AWD powertrain and M-enhanced adaptive dual-axle air suspension.
A remarkable feature is that the two motors of the iX M60 operate on the principle of a current-energized synchronous machine instead of permanent magnets.
So, BMW won’t use rare earth metals to power the motors. It also allows them to achieve a higher power density.
It also has a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a net capacity of 106.3 kWh and 111.5 kWh gross.
For charging, the iX M60 is capable of DC fast charging up to 250 kW, which takes 35 minutes to go from 10% to 80%. At 100 kW, it’ll take 49 minutes.
BMW also promises the latest driving assistance technology and infotainment systems.
The iX M60 is the first BMW M vehicle to have a new future modular system, which includes the latest in automated driving, operation, connectivity, and digital services.
The iX M60 will launch in the U.S. market in June 2022. It’ll have a starting MSRP of $105,100 and an additional $995 destination and handling.
Featured image courtesy of BMW.
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