BMW, the German luxury car manufacturer, has reportedly announced that the most powerful version of the BMW M division, 2023 iX M60, a 610 horsepower machine (with the Sport Mode is engaged) that intends to merge the firm's tech-centric flagship iX platform with the performance focus of the M-series, will be unveiled at CES this week.
The car's two electric motors can deliver a maximum of 811 lb-ft of instant torque when using the launch mode, allowing it to accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The top speed is has been electronically limited to 155 mph, which should be plenty enough speed for most cases.
The latest BMW iX M60 is a big, hefty car, but it still boasts a 280 mile range per charge (according to the initial EPA assessment), which is better than the 330 miles offered by a Tesla Model Y. The battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in 35 minutes using a DC fast charger.
According to BMW, due to the lack of permanent magnets, the two motors do not use rare earth metals. The motors rather operate on the current-energized synchronous machine idea.
The vehicle's electronically controlled shock absorbers and basic dual-axel adaptive air suspension promises to keep the car at the correct height regardless of speed. Additionally, the driver can modify the height manually.
With respect to the technology, BMW claims to have fitted the latest generation of software and sensors for its driver support and infotainment systems, along with a processing platform with great potential for constantly increasing automated paring and driving.
Standard features include BMW Natural Interaction, a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, as well as BMW Live Cockpit Professional, Active Seat Ventilation, Comfort Access for the driver and front passenger, along with the Radiant Heating Package, which heats the seats, steering wheel, and armrests. For all those mid-winter ski trips, radiant heating in the dashboard and side panels has also been provided.
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