The Bavarian automaker has announced the BMW iX M60 electric car, which will be the second electric car in the M-series. The car, which will go on sale this summer, will offer two electric motors with a total output of 610 hp, as well as a range of 450 km from a full battery charge.
Electric motors allow the car to develop a maximum torque of 1100 Nm almost instantly and accelerate to 100 km / h in just 3.8 seconds. At the same time, the automaker clarifies, the motors provide an almost constant acceleration value until the car picks up 250 km / h – the maximum speed is electronically limited.
The batteries offer a capacity of 111.5 kWh, of which 106.3 kWh are used. For comparison, the most powerful Tesla Model S Plaid has exactly 100 kWh batteries, while the Mercedes-Benz EQS flagship sedan has 107.8 kWh. Charging the batteries of the new BMW iX M60 from 10 to 80% takes 97 minutes if you connect the car to a station with 25 A and 50 kW. If you choose a 100 kW 250 A charging station, you can reduce this time to 49 minutes, and a 250 kW station can reduce the time to 35 minutes.
One of the advantages of the model promises to be a completely new software platform with advanced features, including partially autonomous driving and self-parking. BMW also highlighted some of the environmental features of this model, such as the fact that the electric motors do not use rare earth metals. In the coming years, the company plans to expand the range of electric vehicles and bring their share to 50% by 2030. The i4 electric sedan is expected to be released this year and will offer up to 480 km of range starting at $55,400. Electric versions of the 5 and 7 series sedans, as well as the X1 compact SUV, are currently being developed.