A quicker version of the BMW iX electric SUV is making a bow at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Scheduled to arrive at dealerships in June, the 2023 BMW iX M60 gets an upgraded dual-motor powertrain producing 532 horsepower and 749 pound-feet of torque in its default mode, or 610 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque in sport mode.
2023 BMW iX M60
With launch control activated, the M60 will do 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds, while top speed is pegged at 155 mph, according to BMW. For reference, the 516-hp iX xDrive50 launch model does 0-60 mph in a claimed 4.4 seconds, with a 124-mph top speed.
But while the xDrive50 has an EPA-rated range of 324 miles with 20-inch wheels, and still tops 300 miles with 21-inch and 22-inch wheels, BMW said the sportier M60 will only manage 280 miles on a charge. However, that's a preliminary estimate and not an official rating.
Like the xDrive50, the iX M60 has a battery pack with a gross energy content of 111.5 kwh and a usable capacity of 106.3 kwh. BMW says the M60 can accomplish a 10% to 80% in 35 minutes at 250 kw, about the same as its sibling model.
2023 BMW iX M60
As we saw up close last summer, the iX interior is a gem—truly luxurious and unlike anything in its segment. The M60 version adds an M Sport exterior styling package and M Sport brakes, on top of carryover features from the xDrive50 like gesture control, laser headlights, and a high-end Bowers & Wilkins audio system.
The iX lineup starts at $84,195 and is due to arrive in the U.S. very soon. The M60 version will start at $106,095. Both prices include a $995 destination charge. When it arrives, the M60 will rival the three-motor Audi E-Tron S, another German electric luxury SUV that's been given a performance upgrade.
The iX arrives in the U.S. alongside the BMW i4, bringing the automaker's fifth-generation electric propulsion system to this market after its debut in China on the iX3 SUV.