BMW has unveiled the top-of-the-line iX M60 variant of its flagship electric vehicle at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) world technology show.
The BMW iX M60 packs a total of 455 kW (610 hp/619 PS) and 1,015 Nm (748 lb-ft) of maximum torque in Sport mode or 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) with Launch Control activated.
As a result, this car is able to accelerate from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds and continues to generate power until it reaches a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
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The top speed is 50 km/h higher than the iX xDrive50, making the iX M60 the BMW Group’s fastest all-electric model.
This impressive performance for a midsize SUV is made possible by a dual-motor AWD powertrain that uses fifth-generation eDrive technology, including a high-voltage battery with a net energy content of 105.2 kWh (111.5 kWh gross).
The rear-mounted motor produces 360 kW (482 hp/489 PS) and has a very high output density of 2.59 kW/kg, while the front motor has a power of up to 190 kW (255 hp/258 PS) and has an output density of 1 ,96 kW/kg.
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BMW estimates a maximum driving distance of up to 566 km (351 miles) and a combined power consumption of 21.4–19.8 kWh/km. The BMW iX M60 Combined Charging Unit is designed for flexible charging with a power of up to 11 kW for alternating current or 200 kW for direct current.
In the latter case, the battery charge rate can increase from 10 percent to 80 percent in about 35 minutes, with every 10 minutes of fast DC charging adding 150 km (93 miles) of range when the battery is above 10 percent of the SoC.
Features unique to the iX M60 include a specially tuned M axle suspension with automatic level control, carbon fiber reinforced plastic components on the roof, sides and rear, to a sports brake system featuring brake calipers painted blue with the M logo.
BMW will start the global market launch of the iX M60 in June 2022, including in the United States where prices will start at US$105,100.
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