2023 BMW iX M60 First Look: Electric Performance, Bavarian-Style


2023 BMW iX M60 First Look: Electric Performance, Bavarian-Style

BMW calls the iX its technology flagship, but the 2023 BMW iX M60 aims to be the company’s high-performance technology flagship. Built as a true M vehicle, the iX M60 features dual motors for a combined 610 horsepower while still achieving nearly 300 miles of range. The sportier EV crossover won’t be all hardcore performance thanks to its air suspension system, innovative interior features, and connectivity that you’ve come to expect from the Bavarian luxury brand.

The iX M60 leverages the latent performance potential of the relatively lightweight iX xDrive50 model, utilizing an aluminum spaceframe chassis, carbon fiber unibody, and carbon fiber reinforced panels for the roof, side, and rear sections. All that helps it com in at 5,769 pounds, with a large portion residing down low in the battery pack. Those exterior panels can also come in seven different colors, with Alpine White as standard and range from Dark Graphite Metallic, Phyronic Blue Metallic, Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic, Storm Bay Metallic, Oxide Grey Metallic, and Aventurin Red Metallic.

A double-wishbone setup is found up front, while the rear is a five-link. All four corners are suspended by an air suspension system with electronically controlled dampers, which take roll, acceleration, deceleration, vehicle speed, and even steering input to make sure the body stays planted. That damper rate is further mapped differently depending on the “My Modes” setting, which is changed by a button on the center console. Steering is assisted by BMW’s Servotronic with a variable ratio steering rate. This all is designed to deliver optimum handling and feel while also keeping the M60’s height correct at any speed and any load. You can also adjust the height of the body manually if you think you need extra ground clearance or not.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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