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BMW iX M60 premieres at CES 2022

Ben Chia
06/01/2022
2022 BMW iX M60 Singapore

BMW iX M60 unveiled at CES 2022, and is BMW’s most powerful electric car yet, with 619hp and 1,100Nm of torque, and 566km of range


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BMW has announced a new high performance version of its iX luxury electric SUV, with the iX M60 being unveiled at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas, USA. The iX M60 is the brand’s most powerful electric car yet, packing in a whopping 619hp and 1,100Nm of torque, while delivering an electric driving range of 566km.

2022 BMW iX M60 Singapore

The car will go on sale in selected global markets in June, and while BMW Asia has not confirmed when the iX M60 will arrive in Singapore, our best estimate is that the car will probably be here by early next year. The iX M60 will go head to head with the likes of the Audi E-Tron S and Tesla Model X, and is the second electric model to emerge from the brand’s M performance division, after the i4 M50 Gran Coupe.


Check out our full coverage of the BMW iX, from launch details, to its local debut at EV Weekend, to our first local driving impressions


We run you through the BMW iX, the brand’s most advanced car to date, which launched in Singapore in December 2021

The iX M60 goes straight to the top of the iX lineup, which currently includes the iX xDrive40 and the iX xDrive50, of which only the former is available for sale in Singapore right now. Power output is rated at 619hp, while there’s 1,015Nm of torque when the car is in Sport mode. That number rises to 1,100Nm of torque with the car’s Launch Control system is activated. 0-100km/h comes up in 3.5 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h.

2022 BMW iX M60 Singapore

BMW claims that under the WLTP test cycle, the iX M60 is able to return an efficiency figure of 24.7kWh/100km, and an electric driving range of 566km, which is highly impressive for a performance variant. To compare, the iX xDrive40 returns a figure of 24.5kWh/100km, and a range of 312km.

2022 BMW iX M60 Singapore

The iX M60 uses an aluminium spaceframe and a carbon cage to help shave weight for better efficiency and performance, and carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) also features extensively in its roof, side and rear sections. The exterior is also marked by M-branded brake callipers, while M logos are applied at the front and the rear of the car, finished in gloss black and titanium bronze, while 22-inch alloy wheels are also available.


BMW also showed off a colour-changing iX concept at CES, watch it below


2022 BMW iX M60 Singapore

Additional features on the iX M60 over the standard iX models include soft-closing doors, BMW’s laser headlights, front electric and massage chairs, four-zone air conditioning, and a premium Bower & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system. 

2022 BMW iX M60 Singapore

The interior remains mostly unchanged from regular IX models, with the large 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen taking centrepiece on the dashboard, paired with the 12.3-inch digital instrument panel. The system runs the latest eighth-generation of BMW’s operating system, controllable via the crystal iDrive rotary controller.

2022 BMW iX M60 Singapore

BMW says that the iX M60 is also its most connected M car ever, being built upon its future modular system, which allows for the incorporation of future Level 3 autonomous driving functionality. It also includes a whole swath of driving assistance features, while the software can be updated remotely over the air in real time if needed.


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Ben Chia

CarBuyer's senior staff writer went out to explore the Great Big World, including a stint working in China (despite his limited Mandarin). Now he's back, ready to foist upon you his takes on everything good and wonderful about the automotive world. Follow Ben on Instagram @carbuyer.ben

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