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BMW M is planning a 600bhp+ iX M60 electric SUV

Prepare the Internet, an electric M Division SUV is on the horizon

Published: 01 Jun 2021
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The BMW iX is back to bless/trouble your eyes. It's back because the folks in Bavaria have announced that an iX M60 with an ‘output exceeding 600bhp’ will join the range at some point in the near future. Good grief.

Yep, BMW’s M division is working on an all-electric, all-wheel drive performance SUV. Ready the servers, the bottom hald of the internet might be about to implode…

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We also now know specifics surrounding the entry-level xDrive40 and the mid-range xDrive50 that BMW confirmed back in March this year. The xDrive40 will get 320bhp and 249 miles of range from its 70kWh battery, whilst the xDrive50 gets 516bhp and 373 miles of range from a 100kWh battery. Oh, and the latter will do 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds, so God only knows how quick the M60 will be. 

There’ll be two trim levels for those two models in the UK from launch – Sport and M Sport – with M Sport adding a completely un-ironic ‘Aerodynamics Pack’ that includes a fancy body kit, M Sport brakes and dark headlight glass. We don’t yet know what styling changes the M60 will get.

The already rather rapid xDrive50 will get 200kW charging (150kW for the xDrive40) and air suspension included as standard, with prices starting at £91,905 on our shores. The 40 will start from £69,905 before you add the obligatory optional extra packs, and again there’s limited detail on the M60 as of yet.

All models will get the standard 12.3-inch instrument cluster that merges with into a 14.9-inch infotainment screen, though, as well as a Harmon/Kardon sound system and 21-inch wheels.

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So, what do we think, Internet? Excited for a 600bhp+ BMW EV SUV?

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