Photos of the top-end BMW iX M60 were just leaked on social media, days before its scheduled global reveal. It is said to be the second fully electric BMW model to be tuned by its M division, potentially with close to 630 PS.
We already know that the M60 variant will produce more than 600 PS with at least two electric motors, which is a big leap from the xDrive50’s output of 523 PS and 765 Nm (385 kW). Expect it to run a lot faster too – the xDrive50 does the sprint from 0-100 km / h in 4.6 seconds and tops out at 200 km / h.
Battery specifications should remain the same, so the larger 105.2 kWh lithium-ion battery is expected to be standard. In the basic version of the xDrive40, this battery pack provides up to 630km of range, but the performance-oriented M60 sees this reduced to 500km, at the very least.
When looking at photos, the visual improvements you get with the xDrive50 are quite subtle. Obvious changes include the blacked out alloy wheels, monochrome badges (inspired by the Concept XM), as well as the M Performance brake kit with blue calipers.
The cabin receives a predominantly dark treatment, replete with the usual anthracite roof and satin trim. Customers should also have the option of specifying the car with Bowers & Wilkins’ Diamond Surround Sound System, the most advanced sound system for a mass-production electric vehicle.