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BMW iX M60

The BMW iX M60 (combined power consumption: 24.5–21.9 kWh/100 km according to WLTP; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) is the third and more powerful model variant of BMW’s technology flagship. It adds an amazing performance experience to the world of locally emission-free driving with an output of 455 kW/619 hp*, a maximum torque of 1.015 Nm in Sport Mode and 1.100 Nm with engaged Launch Control, and a M specific suspension set-up.

The BMW iX M60 combines creative elegance with current sports activity vehicle styling and aggressive driving dynamics. In this sense, it embodies the best of the BMW, BMW X series, and BMW M GmbH worlds. The new BMW iX M60 embodies a new understanding of enhanced luxury, high performance, and premium character with its technology features, which include autonomous driving, operation, and connectivity.

The start signal for electric mobility in the hallmark BMW M brand style.

The BMW iX M60 accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.8 seconds. The M particular electric drive’s forceful power delivery continues consistently into high load ranges, resulting in an almost continuous increase in speed up to the electronically limited maximum speed of 250 km/h. According to the WLTP test cycle, the BMW iX M60 has a range of up to 561 kilometers.

The introduction of the BMW iX M60 is a watershed moment in BMW M GmbH’s 50-year existence. It is the BMW M brand’s entry into the electrified performance car sector, alongside the BMW i4 M50 (WLTP combined power consumption: 22.5–18.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km). The electric all-wheel drive’s extreme power and precise control, combined with the highly responsive actuator-based wheel slip limitation and a suspension system that includes, among other things, an M-tuned dual-axle air suspension with automatic level control, ensure the hallmark BMW M driving experience, agility, and precision.

The BMW iX M60, along with the other all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) model versions, is built at the BMW Group Plant in Dingolfing. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (USA) hosted its world premiere in January 2022. In June 2022, the global market will open.

Balanced vehicle concept, extremely sporty orientation.

The BMW iX vehicle concept is an excellent foundation for an all-electric SAV with outstanding performance capabilities. The suspension setup, as well as the body construction and design principles, are all targeted toward combining exceptional ride comfort with dynamic handling qualities. The carbon cage with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the roof, side, and rear sections, as well as the aluminum space frame idea, are an innovative blend of components that combine enhanced rigidity with reduced weight. BMW M GmbH has a lengthy history of using CFRP to reduce weight.

The BMW M3 CSL, which debuted in 2003, used the lightweight high-tech material to remarkable effect in combining engine performance and weight. BMW M GmbH was thus the first company to adopt CFRP in mass production. A standard carbon fiber roof and other CFRP components are part of the clever lightweight construction approach used in many current BMW M GmbH high-performance sports cars.

The BMW iX M60’s performance, efficiency, and range are also aided by its improved aerodynamic qualities, which result in a drag coefficient (Cd value) of 0.26 in Sport Mode. The high-voltage battery is housed deep under the vehicle’s underbody, lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity and ensuring nimble handling and evenly distributed axle loads. As a result, the BMW iX M60’s performance features include not just fascinatingly spontaneous acceleration, but also superb cornering dynamics and handling that can be precisely controlled at all times, even in extremely dynamic conditions. At all speeds, the BMW iX M60’s finely balanced driving qualities give it a confident and light-footed feel. It can also be driven to its physical limitations, providing clear feedback to the driver in the BMW M style.

The first BMW M automobile based on the new future modular system

The BMW iX M60 blends M performance with the BMW Group’s new future modular system’s extraordinarily sophisticated technology in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity, and digital services. This results in a premium mobility experience that is unlike anything else on the market. This is helped by the fully redesigned internal architecture, which creates an unusually spacious atmosphere.

The BMW iX M60, like the other model versions, comes standard with the most comprehensive range of driver aid systems ever offered by BMW, as well as other innovations. A new generation of sensors, a new software stack, and a powerful processing platform also provide a lot of promise for improving automated driving and parking tasks over time.

The BMW iX M60 provides an exceptional and signature M driving experience with BMW iDrive. With a clear focus on the touch function of the BMW Curved Display and voice communication with the considerably upgraded BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, the concentration is on the familiar display and Operating System 8. The BMW iX M60’s M identity is highlighted by a number of innovative features. The electric driving experience is made even more thrilling by M emblems in the instrument display and the first-ever BMW IconicSounds Electric with trademark M features.Users now have five My Modes to choose from, with the addition of “Relax” and “Expressive,” making each journey unique. Over-the-air installation of new and upgraded car functionalities is possible with the BMW ConnectedDrive Upgrades. Navigation using the cloud-based and enhanced BMW Maps system with Augmented Reality Video ensures quick and exact route planning as well as faultless traffic guidance. The BMW iX is also a pioneer in data transfer using the 5G mobile phone standard, as well as in the integration of a personal mobile phone account into the car via the Personal eSIM.

Clear design language, innovative feeling of space, exceptionally comprehensive standard equipment.

The clear exterior style is defined by the muscular proportions of a modern SAV, reduced surface design, and precise details, which give the BMW iX M60 its distinct presence. 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 rear of the vehicle, as well as the blue brake calipers of the sports brake system with a M logo, provide clear indications of the BMW iX M60’s high performance character. Optional 22-inch M aerodynamic wheels with a Titanium Bronze design are available.

The cabin is roomy, high-quality, and innovatively constructed, allowing the driver to focus on driving while also giving travel comfort and the joy of advanced luxury. Driving pleasure is enhanced with multifunction seats with integrated headrests, the big BMW Curved Display, the hexagonal steering wheel, and the anthracite-colored roof liner. The removal of the center tunnel provides more legroom, as well as storage and a center console designed to seem like a high-end piece of furniture. Natural leather seats, instrument panel, center console, and door trim surfaces, as well as Gold Bronze surfaces and controls, are available as options.

The BMW iX M60’s exclusivity is further enhanced by the car’s very high level of standard equipment. BMW Live Cockpit Professional and BMW Natural Interaction, which allows functions to be controlled using speech and gestures, the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, Comfort Access, Active Seat Ventilation for the driver and front passenger, and the Heat Comfort Package are among the features.

Holistic sustainability concept: Controlled raw material extraction, production using 100 percent green electricity, high proportion of natural and recycled materials.

BMW I recognizes and defines forward-thinking premium mobility as the responsible use of resources throughout the whole value chain and the maximum reduction of CO2 footprint across the full product life cycle. This holistic approach is used in the development of the BMW iX M60, as well as across the supply chain and in production. The BMW I brand represents environmental and social sustainability.

The BMW Group obtains the cobalt and lithium needed for high-voltage batteries from controlled sources in Australia and Morocco and delivers it to the battery cell producers. The use of rare earth metals in the rotors of the drives can be avoided thanks to the design principle of electric motors. In addition, the corporation purchases aluminum that is manufactured utilizing solar energy plants’ electricity.

The vehicles, as well as the battery cells, are made entirely of green electricity. The BMW iX M60’s resource-efficient manufacturing includes a high proportion of secondary aluminum and recycled plastic. The inside is made up of FSC-certified wood, olive tree leaf extract-tanned leather, and other natural materials. Recycled fishing nets are used as a raw material for floor coverings and carpets, among other things.