New BMW iX M60 range-topper hits 0-62mph in under four seconds
Flagship 611bhp BMW iX M60 stands out thanks to design changes and uprated motors
- 357-mile range
- Tweaked suspension
- Priced from £111,905
The electric BMW iX SUV now has an M-badged performance variant. Called the iX M60, it packs 611bhp and gets model-specific styling tweaks to stand out from the rest of the range. The BMW iX M60 costs £111,905 before options, or about £15,000 more than the iX xDrive50 M Sport. First cars will arrive in the summer.
Like other iX versions, the M60 gets two motors and four-wheel drive. Power and torque are both boosted, resulting in a 0-62mph time of just 3.9 seconds - as quick as a BMW M3. The top speed is 155mph, up from 124mph on the xDrive50. The M60 manages 357 miles on a charge, which is only slightly less than the 380 miles you can achieve in the xDrive50.
The M60’s air suspension gets a sportier tune, and, because most of the weight is kept low, the range-topping iX should be quite agile. That’s what we found when we drove lesser versions; we’d expect the M60 to be even better. Despite lots of carbon fibre and aluminium in its construction, the iX is still very heavy - as we’ve come to expect from EVs with dense batteries.
The iX M60 is marked out with Titanium Bronze detailing. Other styling giveaways include 22-inch alloy wheels and the M-badged brakes behind them.
All iX drivers get BMW’s new iDrive 8 infotainment system, which combines two large screens into one dash-mounted unit. It’s BMW’s next-generation media system, soon to feature in other models, and includes 5G internet connectivity and augmented reality sat nav. You can use your phone as a key, too.
The BMW iX M60 adds extra equipment such as soft-closing doors, laser LED headlights, a Bowers & Wilkins stereo and seats with heating, ventilation and massage functions.
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