You know its a Real competition when a company like BMW is throwing their arms and legs everywhere. With the the new 2023 BMW iX SUV, even you would say so. Let’s see what the famous-for-gas-injected-sportscar company has done with An Electric-SUV. The hunk-chunk body is very much pampered with a luxury interior and also is delivered with power as the all-wheel-drive in standard attached with the 2 high-powered motor.
The high-performance M60 model joins the lineup for 2023, complete with a 610-hp all-electric powertrain and an estimated 280-mile driving range. It rides on an air suspension that adapts to sporty driving. Elsewhere, the individual Convenience, Dynamic Handling, and Luxury packages have been consolidated into one big pile of features and sold as the Ultimate package.
EV Motors, Performance, Range And Charging, 0-60
Two different variants of the iX are on offer, the first being the xDrive50, which is powered by a pair of electric motors that combine to make 516 horsepower along with all-wheel drive as standard. The iX xDrive50 scooted to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds. The high-performance variant, called M60, offers a whopping 610 horsepower and we estimate that’s enough to rocket the mid-size SUV to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. An adjustable air suspension and a rear-wheel-steering system are both optional on the entry-level xDrive 50 and standard on the M60.
The iX sports a large 105.2-kWh battery pack that the EPA estimates will offer up to 324 miles of driving range per charge in city whereas the range recorded in highway was an impressive 290 miles of range. DC fast charging capability is standard and the iX can recharge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 35 minutes when hooked up to a 200-kW connection. BMW has partnered with EVgo to provide a network of public charging stations for iX drivers, but the SUV is able to charge on other popular networks, as well as through a Level 2 home charging station.
- 60 mph: 4.0 sec
- 100 mph: 9.5 sec
- 1/4-Mile: 12.4 sec @ 114 mph
- Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 4.3 sec
- Top Speed (gov ltd): 124 mph
- Braking, 70–0 mph: 158 ft
- Braking, 100–0 mph: 321 ft
- Wheelbase: 118.1 in
- Length: 195.0 in
- Width: 77.4 in
- Height: 66.8 in
- Passenger Volume: 112 ft3
- Cargo Volume: 36 ft3
- Curb Weight: 5707 lb
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