It’s hot on the heels Our October test drive With BMW’s iX, Luxury automaker has unveiled a more powerful – but equally – electrified – performance version of the new 2023 iX M60, the EV flagship, at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. Based on more than 50 years of design development with the Automaker’s prestigious M line, the iX M60 (along with the upcoming i4 M50) marks the first ride of BMW’s high-performance electric vehicle.
In addition to the Sporting 610 horsepower, the all-wheel drive iX M60 will offer 811 ft-lbs of torque, which is 3.6 seconds 0-60 (not bad for a car weighing 6,900 pounds), maximum speeds of 155 mph, and approximately 280 using the standard 21-inch wheel. Mile range. It’s dual Synchronous motor Current-energized, meaning their rotational speed is based on the amount of electrical energy applied – the wheel rotates without relying on a permanent magnet to create a magnetic field. According to BMW, this eliminates the need for rare earth components in motor construction as well as improves both the overall power density of the vehicle and its maximum power output.
The usable capacity of its battery pack is 106 kWh (111.5 kWh total). A full charge (0-100 percent power) on an 11W AC plug will take about 10.5 hours to complete (or a full 33 hours at 3.7 kW). It takes 97 minutes at 50 kW, 40 minutes at 120 kW or just 35 minutes to charge up to 80 percent on a DC fast charger if you are lucky enough to find a charging station with 250 kW port (note that M60’s 369V architecture Its DC limits the charging rate to 195 kW, even if you’re lucky with an ultrafast station).
Externally, the M60 is a lot like the iX. It measures 195 x 77 x 65 inches and includes an aluminum space frame and carbon cage with carbon fiber reinforced plastic on the roof, side and back. But if you look closely, you’ll notice the M60-exclusive blue brake caliper and optional 22-inch rims. Of the eight available exterior colors, titanium bronze is only available on the M60, as are optional titanium bronze wheels.
On the interior, M60 drivers will find their five-seat color options (either using SensaTec material or perforated leather) as well as regular sets of features, gadgets and ADAS systems that we expect in luxury vehicles. These include a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, a panoramic “Sky Lounge” LED roof, adaptive LED headlights and countless drivers and traffic monitoring sensors and BMW Natural Interact to command and control the system. Hand gestures.
The M60 will start at $ 106,095 when orders begin this June. BMW’s keynote address is scheduled for Wednesday, January 5 at 11am PT so stay tuned for more breaking news about the iX M60 and the rest of BMW’s CES lineup.
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