The 2023 BMW iX M60 is a faster, high-performance version of the electric SUV

The 2022 BMX iX is BMW’s new ‘technology pioneer’. It’s an all-electric SUV with plenty of room for five adults, built with sustainable materials and pioneering low-impact building practices. It is good for more than 300 miles of driving distance on a single charge. It’s also no slouch, with 516 horsepower and 4.4 seconds from 0 to 60 mph.

But now he’s the slow brother.

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He boasts of his fastest and most energetic brother. The BMW iX M60 2023 sprints to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. It will arrive at US dealers in June, with an MSRP of $105,100 plus $995 destination and handling fees.

the details:

Electric, four-wheel drive, high performance

It’s part of the mouth, a third of the alphabet, and it goes through numbers, but much of what you need to know about the BMW iX M60 2023 is in the name. In its unique lexicon, BMW calls it “the best of the three worlds: i, X and M.”

BMW iX M60

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i means, in the BMW system, it is all electric. The iX M60 gets 280 miles of driving from its 106.3 kWh battery. BMW says the system can charge from 10% to 80% of capacity in just 35 minutes using a suitable DC fast charger.

X stands for all-wheel drive, thanks to a pair of fifth-generation electric motors, one for each axle.

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M means it was reworked by BMW’s high-performance M division. They boosted production to 610 hp. They’ve also added launch control, though BMW notes that “acceleration remains nearly constant up to the electronically limited top speed of 155 mph”.

An adaptive M-calibrated two-axle air suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers helps keep it stable in corners. The ride height can be adjusted via a button on the dashboard, and BMW promises that the air suspension “ensures the optimum vehicle height at any speed, regardless of payload”.

Minor changes outside

Visually, the M60 is distinguishable from the standard iX by M badges in high-gloss black, titanium bronze and blue painted brake calipers. The optional 22-inch wheels take on the look of titanium bronze even more.

Heating by radiation

Inside, BMW’s Natural Interaction system allows speech and gesture control of the climate and entertainment functions. A Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system is standard, as are the ventilated front seats. However, heating takes place in a completely new way. BMW explains the available radiant heating package, which “heats the seats, steering wheel and armrests and features innovative radiant heating for the door panels and dashboard to keep occupants warm in cold weather.”

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sustainable materials and production

BMW is designing both versions of the iX with a focus on making more sustainable cars. The designers used recycled materials throughout but also worked to make them easily recyclable at the vehicle’s end of service.

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The plant where BMW makes the iX is powered by a nearby hydroelectric dam. Even the rare earth minerals used in batteries and engines are sourced from the mines that have joined the Responsible Mining Assurance Initiative, which seeks to protect the human rights of miners and the cultural heritage of the communities in which the mines are located.

This story originally ran on KBB.com.

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