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BMW iX M60 2022: Australian price and specs revealed for luxury electric SUV

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

The flagship M60 variant in BMW’s iX electric SUV range has been priced at $222,900 before on-road costs


A new BMW iX M60 flagship will launch in Australia during the middle of 2022, meaning it is just months away from arriving down under. 

The M60 variant is the most powerful iX variant to be released so far, with huge powertrain outputs of 455kW/1100Nm

The large electric performance SUV can get to 100km/h from standstill in a claimed 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 250km/h. The iX M60 combines that level of acceleration with a total battery range of 566km, according to WLTP testing. 

The BMW iX M60 is one of the most powerful electric BMWs

The M60 follows in the footsteps of the BMW i4 M50 model, which also offers fully electric performance but in a coupe-style, liftback-sedan body. 

You can read more about the iX M60 variant here in a related Chasing Cars article. 

Powertrain technology and performance

The M60 variant of the iX range features a 105.2kWh usable (112kWh gross) lithium-ion battery pack that feeds power to all four wheels via dual electric motors – one mounted on the front axle and one on the rear. 

Unique wheel design comes part of the whole iX package

Total outputs of 455kW/1100Nm are available for 10 seconds during hard acceleration, or when using the launch-control function. 

While the BMW iX M60 is not a full-fat M car, the engineers have worked to retune the adaptive air suspension to firm up body control and sharpen responses to the driver’s inputs. 

Design and sustainability 

The iX M60 has been designed to feature high-performance characteristics, using an aluminium spaceframe and a carbon-fibre cage. This reinforced carbon-fibre plastic has been used on the roof, side and rear sections of the M60. 

Recycled materials such as wood and fishing nets have been used in the interior

BMW has worked to achieve sustainability targets for the iX M60. Lithium and cobalt have been sustainably sourced from sites in Australia and Morocco for the high-voltage battery packs. BMW claims that 100 percent green electricity is used to manufacture the vehicle and the battery cells. 

The interior of the M60 features FSC-certified wood and other natural materials along with recycled fishing-net material used for the floor coverings and floor mats. 

Charging the BMW iX M60

You can charge the iX at home through a wall box but it will take over 10 hours

The BMW iX M60 comes fitted as standard with a 112kWh battery pack which features smart charging technology to monitor performance, discharge, durability and safety. The pack is located “deep down in the underbody” which lowers the centre of gravity of the M60. 

Charging the iX M60 can be done with either DC and AC power (like most modern EVs), but the M60 can fast charge at up to 200kW. 

While fast charging, the M60 can add 150km of range in just 10 minutes. Public charging at up to 200kW maximum will charge the M60 from 10 to 80 percent in just 35 minutes. 

BMW iX M60 2022 cabin
The iX M60 features BMW’s curved touchscreen display

At home, charging the M60 using a BMW i Wallbox Plus at 11kW AC with three-phase power will take 10 hours and 45 minutes on average. 

Standard specification for the BMW iX M60

As standard, the iX M60 comes fitted with 22-inch Aero alloy wheels, adaptive two-axle air suspension, active steering, tyre-pressure monitoring, M sport brake package, front seat heating and BMW Iconic Sounds curated by Hans Zimmer.

Also standard is the BMW Live cockpit display as part of the BMW Curved Display, a panoramic glass sunroof and a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround-sound system. 

BMW iX 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • xDrive 40: $135,900
  • xDrive 40 Sport: $141,900
  • xDrive 50 Sport: $169,900
  • M60: $222,900