BMW iX M60, Concept For Color-Changing Body Debuting At CES
BMW will allegedly debut the iX M60 to the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in January, according to Roadshow. The company will also show a concept for body panels that will be capable of changing colors. Plus, the brand will display an idea for a high-tech, in-vehicle theater system.
Motor1.com has reached out to BMW for confirmation of this rumor and to get more details.
The color-changing ability will allegedly be able to completely alter the exterior hue at the touch of a button. We’re curious to see how dramatic this effect is.
At this time, there aren’t any other details about the theater-like experience in the cabin.
According to recent rumors, the iX M60 will be all-wheel drive and will produce a total of around 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) or 560 hp (418 kW). This output will get the EV is 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in about 4.0 seconds. The same setup will be in the upcoming Rolls-Royce Spectre electric coupe.
The iX xDrive50 available in the US has a total of 516 hp (385 kW) and 564 lb-ft (765 Nm) from an electric motor powering each axle. It uses a 111.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack with a usable capacity of 105.2 kWh. The estimated range on a charge is 300 miles (483 kilometers).
Prices for the iX xDrive50 in the US start at $83,200 (plus a $995 destination fee). There are lots of available options to add and loading the electric crossover with all of them can take the price over $100,000.
The iX recently went through Euro NCAP crash testing and did fantastically. It scored five stars – the best possible rating. Specifically, the model got a 91-percent rating for adult protection, 87 percent for children, and 81 percent for the safety assist systems.