BMW unveil the iX M60 with colour-changing technology

Kenneth John Updated: January 06, 2022, 02:02 AM IST

BMW has just unveiled to the public the third variant of the carmaker's all-electric iX, the BMW iX M60. This follows BMW's statement in 2021 that it will display a technology that allows a vehicle's exterior colour to be changed at the click of a button.

The BMW iX M60 is intended to combine a vehicle concept that is always focused on sustainability with a current Sports Activity Vehicle design and exhilarating dynamic driving qualities. Following the i4 M50 sedan unveiled last year, this is BMW's second M Performance electric car.

The M60 has an aluminium space frame and a carbon cage with carbon fibre-reinforced plastic in the roof, sides and back. On the front, side panels and rear, blue M-branded brake callipers and M emblems are coated in gloss black and titanium bronze. In addition, the BMW iX M60 rides on bigger alloy wheels than the standard BMW iX.

The new BMW iX M60 is the company's most powerful electric vehicle yet, with a 630PS and 1,100Nm all-wheel-drive electric motor. During normal driving, BMW claims the SUV produces 550PS and 1,015 Nm of torque, with the numbers briefly enhanced in Sport mode with launch control on. BMW promises a car that hits 100 kmph from a standstill in 3.8 seconds, thanks to its dual-motor setup.

This all-electric iX was also utilised to unveil BMW's revolutionary paint changing technology. However, the carmaker has not provided any further information on this colour-changing technology. According to the WLTP test cycle, the car has a single-charge range of up to 566 kilometres.

The M60 features the same mildly curved touchscreen as the other iX models on the inside, and it runs BMW's eighth-generation iDrive operating system, which emphasises touch functionality and voice communication. The controls, including the iDrive rotary controller, are housed on the forward section of a high-mounted armrest because there is no centre console.

While India will receive the BMW iX, it is highly doubtful that the M60 variant will show up in the near future. The BMW iX xDrive 40 starts at Rs 1.16 crore (ex-showroom)

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