At the annual CES 2022 event, BMW unveiled the top variant of its latest iX M60 range of flagship Electric Car. The automobile company claims that the new BMW iX M60 is “the best of three worlds of i, X and M”. This time BMW has given its iX all-Electric SUV a taste of M-class. Thus, resulting in the most powerful Electric car from the German Manufacturers. FYI, the all-new BMW iX M60 is the most powerful electric car ever showcase at the annual CES event.
BMW iX M60 showcased:
BMW iX M60 gets the top spot in electric SUV segment with top power generation of 619bhp. The latest electric vehicle from BMW pushed back the i4 M50 sedan from the top spot. The latest BMW iX M60 brings dedicated BMW M series performance upgrades. This will allow to enhance the performance and handling of the car while maintaining a range of more than 566km. The German brand, BMW claims that the latest EV comes with the most powerful powertrain variant.
BMW iX M60: Top Speed and Range
Furthermore, the German Automobile manufacturers claims that the latest electric car is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100km per hour in just 3.8 seconds. To recall, BMW M automobile designs for purely electric mobility. This BMW Electric car can maintain constant power delivery until it achieves a top speed of 250 km/h, which is 50 km/h quicker than the iX xDrive 50.
According to the WLTP test cycle, the BMW iX M60 has a range of up to 566 kilometers. The BMW iX M60 manufactures at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing with the other model variants. The global market launch of the latest electric car will begin in June 2022.
BMW Electric Car: Design
Both the body structure and the design principle along with suspension set-up are targeted towards superior comfortable ride. With such complete body construction and design approach. BMW is offering a complete sporty look to the latest BMW iX M60 Electric car. In this EV, the aluminium spaceframe concept and the carbon cage with carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) is intelligently mixed in to a material which is highly rigid with weight optimization. This material is sued in the roof, side and rear section of the BMW iX M60 EV.
Brake Callipers with M Series logo:
The M logo on the latest Electric Car paints on the blue brake callipers of the sports braking system. On the front side panels and rear of the car, the BMW Individual Titanium Bronze Exterior Line and M logos appears with High Gloss Black/Titanium Bronze treatment. All this give obvious evidence that the new BMW iX M60 is high performance electric vehicle. Optional 22-inch aerodynamic wheels with a Titanium Bronze design are also available.
Interior Cabin Design:
The cabin is roomy, high-quality, and innovatively built. This allows the driver to focus on driving while also giving travel comfort and the joy of advanced luxury. Driving enjoyment enhances with multifunction seats with integrated headrests. The BMW Electric car also gets the big curved Display, the hexagonal steering wheel, and the anthracite-colored roof liner.
The removal of the center tunnel provides more legroom and storage area. Natural leather seats, instrument panel, center console, and door trim surfaces, as well as Gold Bronze surfaces and controls are optional. An M logo appears on the left-hand area of the information display, regardless of the selected display layout and activated My Mode.
CFRP Technology in BMW Sports Car:
To recall, BMW M GmbH also has a long history of using CFRP to reduce the weight. With the lightweight high-technology material. BMW has achieved great results in BMW M3 CSL by improving engine performance and weight distribution. To recall, BMW M3 CSL was launch way back in 2003.
As a result, BMW M GmbH was the first to deploy CFRP in large-scale automobile manufacturing. In many of BMW M GmbH high-performance sports cars, a standard carbon fibre roof and other components made of CFRP are intelligently used for lightweight construction principle.
Dual Motor on BMW iX M60:
The BMW iX M60 has a dual-motor AWD powertrain with fifth-generation eDrive technology and a high-voltage battery with a capacity of 111.5 kWh. The current-energized synchronous machine principle is use by both electric motors. With a high output density of 2.59 kW/kg, the rear motor produces 360 kW of power. Moreover, the front motor is a little more restrained. Thus, it can generate up to 190 kW of power and 1.96 kW/kg of output density.
Battery and charging on BMW Electric Car:
During the CES 2022 keynote, BMW claims that the EV offer a maximum driving range of up to 566km with a combined power consumption of 21.4–19.8 kWh/km. The automobile company designed the Combined Charging Unit to allow for flexible charging up to 11 kW AC or 200 kW DC.
BMW claims that with DC charging, the battery can charge from 10% to 80% in 35 minutes. Here, with every 10 minutes of DC fast-charging adding 150km. Other key highlighting features of the iX M60 include a specifically tuned dual-axle suspension with automatic level control. It also gets a sports brake system, and other visual tweaks.
Improved automated driving and parking:
The BMW iX M60 offers the most comprehensive variety of standard equipment in the field of driver aid systems ever provided. A new generation of sensors, a new software stack, and a powerful processing platform also provide a lot of promise for continually improving automated driving and parking tasks – with level 3 functionality in the near future.
iDrive Display and Features:
The latest generation of the iDrive display and control system allows for natural interaction between the driver and the car. Moreover, the complete display is based on the BMW’s latest Operating system 8. It was design with a strong focus on the touch function of the new BMW Curved Display. Moreover, it also allows voice communication with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, which has been greatly expanded. Over-the-air installation of new and better vehicle functionalities is possible with Remote Software Upgrades.
With the cloud-based BMW Maps system and AR Video on the Control Display. Driver can plan his journey quickly and precisely, with ideal traffic information. The BMW iX is also a pioneer in data transfer utilizing the 5G mobile phone. Here, driver can also integrate the personal mobile phone account into the car using the personal eSIM. Also Read – Hyundai India to launch 6 new EVs including an electric SUV
The BMW iX M60’s exclusivity further enhances with the car’s very high level of standard equipment. Furthermore, BMW Live Cockpit Professional and BMW Natural Interaction allows controlling of functionality using speech and gestures. Here, the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, Comfort Access, Active Seat Ventilation for the driver and front passenger, and the Heat Comfort Package are among the features available.