While the customized XM performance SUV from BMW M is still a years off, the brand has presented the iX M60, its most powerful electric car to date. The iX M60 is the third edition of BMW's born-electric iX, after the i4 M50 sedan unveiled last year as the company's second M Performance electric vehicle.
The BMW iX M60 differs from the ordinary iX in terms of appearance.
With its electric M vehicles, BMW has adopted a different approach, making them less outwardly unique from their regular brothers and finding new methods for them to stand out.
The M60 comes with an aluminum space frame and a carbon cage with carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic in the top, side, and rear components, similar to the BMW M3 CSL from 2003. Blue M-branded brake callipers and M emblems are finished in gloss black and titanium bronze on the front, side panels, and rear. Furthermore, the M60 rides on larger alloy wheels than the iX.
It features the same mildly curved touchscreen as the other iX models on the inside, and it runs BMW's eighth-generation iDrive operating system, which emphasizes touch functionality and voice communication. The controls, including the iDrive rotary controller, are housed on the forward section of a high-mounted armrest because there is no center console.
Its large interior is made up of FSC-certified wood, olive leaf extract-tanned leather, and other natural elements. The basic materials for floor coverings and mats include recycled fishing nets.
With a 619hp and 1,100Nm all-wheel-drive electric motor, the new BMW iX M60 is the company's most powerful electric car yet. BMW claims the SUV generates 540 horsepower and 1,015 Nm of torque in regular driving, with the figures momentarily boosted in Sport mode with launch control on.