2023 BMW iX M60 takes Tesla Model X

We dig the iX, BMW’s first all-electric SUV. Beneath the cheese grater’s front bumper and hideous nostril panels is a quiet and comfortable crossover worthy of its nearly $ 85,000 price tag. We think the standard iX’s 4.6-second dash at 60mph is fine for most people, but even the slower Tesla Model X is about a second faster. Not wanting its owners to be dusted off by the native California dorkmobile, BMW is presenting a high-performance version for next year’s iX. Here’s everything we know about the 2023 BMW iX M60 and how it compares to Tesla’s premium SUV, the Model X.

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The entry-level iX xDrive50 produces 516 horsepower and 564 lb-ft of torque, roughly on par with the automaker’s twin-turbo V8-powered 850i coupe from the automaker. But because the iX tips the scales at nearly 5,700 pounds, it is estimated to return a good but not good 0-100 km / h time of 4.6 seconds.

The new iX M60 is not much heavier than the standard model, but it is significantly more powerful. By default, the two-engine powertrain produces 532 horsepower and 749 lb-ft of torque. Select the launch control mode and the output is even higher, at 610 hp and 811 lb-ft. That’s even less than the base Model X’s 670 hp, but BMW claims the M60 can accelerate from a stopping point to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds – a few ticks faster than the estimated sprint time of the model X.

The elephant in the room is the X Plaid model, which boasts just over 1,000 horsepower and a 0-100 km / h time of 2.5 seconds. While we think this time around is a bit of optimism, it’s hard to imagine the iX M60 going beyond an X Plaid model.

But if you don’t take your luxury electric vehicle to the drag strip. Look for the iX M60 at your local BMW dealership when it goes on sale in June 2022 starting at $ 106,095 (including destination charges).

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