The new flagship car in the BMW range is an all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle that promises supercar levels of performance.
Called the ‘iX M60’, the large luxury vehicle is set to arrive this summer promising 611bhp and 811lb ft of torque. Running separate e-motors on the front and rear axles, BMW quotes a 0-62mph times of 3.9 seconds.
In terms of range, the M60 can travel 357-miles on a single charge which slots it in-between the entry-level iX40 xDrive (257-miles) and mid-range iX50 xDrive (380-miles) due to its superior performance.
Given M Division’s involvement in the car, which has a 155mph top speed, it adopts four-wheel-drive and specially tuned front and rear air suspension that promise “agility and precision”.
“The perfectly balanced driving characteristics give the BMW iX M60 a confident and light-footed feel at all speeds,” the firm said. “It can also be driven at the physical limits giving the driver clear feedback in typical BMW M style.”
As for styling, the M60 shares much in common with its iX siblings, save for the blue M branded brake calipers, the titanium bronze-coloured beltline, and M Division logos on the large tail-gate and both front flanks. It wears 22-inch alloy ‘aerodynamic wheels’ that can be requested in an optional titanium bronze finish.The iX
Inside, the M60 adopts the same expansive, slightly curved display featuring BMW’s eighth-generation ‘iDrive’ operating system that’s found in other iX models. With most functions operated via this, it has eliminated the need for buttons and switches for a simple, clean appearance.
However, the driver can still access the system and make selections on the move using the iDrive rotary controller positioned on the armrest where shortcut keys for media, satellite navigation and other car functions are found.
To reflect its near £112,000 starting price, laser lights, soft close doors and an advanced park assist system are standard. The cabin, meanwhile, benefits from a Bower and Wilkins surround sound system, electric front seats with massage function, and four-zone climate control.
The ‘Suite Interior’ is optional and includes natural leather seats, with the material repeated on the instrument panel, centre console and door trim. A gold bronze hue is applied to the main touchpoints and controls.