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Reviews: BMW IX M60: New M-Model with 455 kW and 250 km / h

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bmw has presented a performance model of its technology carrier IX as part of the CES 2022. The BMW IX M60 offers a system performance of 455 kilowatts and a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour. The whole thing has its price.

BMW iX M60. © bmw bmw ix m60.

With the IX M60, the Bavarian Premium Car maker supplies the XDRIVE40 and BMW XDRIVE50 (Test) the now third and so far most powerful model variant of its luxury current. The global launch is planned for June 2022, the base price for Germany is 130.200 euros.

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bmw ix m60. (Photo: BMW)

As BMW explains, the IX M60 is the first fully e-mobility performance vehicle of the M series. Although the M-Model I4 M50 already exists, the I4 is based on the mixed platform CLAR. For the first time IX is set to a pure E platform.

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Optically, the new M series model does not rely great from the two already available IX. Nevertheless, some distinguishing features exist: New be 21-inch aerodynamics wheels with high-performance tires and a sports brake system with M logos on the calipers. Further, the M60 is lifting through the "Individual Exterieur Line" titanium bronze and M-logos in the new version of black high gloss / titanium bronze on the front side walls and on the rear of the XDrive models.

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partly subtle details show the performance character of the BMW IX M60. (Photo: BMW)

BMW IX M60: Much Power, slightly less range

with regard to the performance of the IX M60 has 455 kilowatts (619 hp) and is each equipped with an electric motor of the fifth generation on the front and rear axle. The torque indicates BMW with 1,015 Newton meters in sports mode, with activated launch control with 1,100 Newton meters. The acceleration zero to 100 kilometers per hour creates the M60 within 3.8 seconds.

BMW IX M60 from the inside. (Photo: BMW)

The battery capacity equals with 111.5 kilowatt hours of the XDRIVE50, but through the higher system performance, the M model does not score the WLTP range of the XDrive of 631 kilometers, instead she lies at ten percent less at 566 kilometers. The combined power consumption will provide BMW with 21.7 to 24.7 kilowatt hours per 100 kilometers. The range is up to 566 kilometers. The new top speed is 250 kilometers per hour and thus 50 kilometers per hour higher than the XDrive model.

BMW also highlights the "exceptionally extensive" series equipment, among other things, the "BMW Laser Light", comfort access, the "BMW Live Cockpit Professional" and the "BMW Natural Interaction", which includes an operation with Language and Gestur enabled. Further, Bowers & Wilkins's surround sound system, active seat ventilation for driver and front passenger and a thermal comfort package are on board.

Like the two other IX models, the IX M60 is manufactured in the BMW plant in Bavarian dingolfing. The worldwide market launch start in June 2022, so BMW.

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