2023 BMW iX M60 Review: Electric Excess, Not Necessarily the Best

The iX M60 turns up the wick with more power, but at what cost?

Antuan Goodwin/CNET Cars

Mere weeks after evaluating the BMW iX xDrive50, the dedicated battery-electric SUV has returned to my driveway and it’s brought more power to the party. The 2023 BMW iX M60 is, for now, the most potent version of the iX hitting the road with up to 610 horsepower and more standard equipment than the base model. However, that straight-line speed comes at a cost — to both wallet and quality of life — that I’m not sure is worth the bragging rights and a shiny “M” badge.


  • Excellent power and acceleration

  • More cohesive M Sport design

  • iDrive 8 tech is starting to grow on me

Don’t like

  • Significantly more expensive

  • Harsher ride, even in Comfort mode

  • Less range than more modest specs

More power

The M60’s electric powertrain is based around the same 111.5-kilowatt-hour (105.2 kWh usable) battery as the xDrive50 spec with the same DC and AC charging speed estimates. The iX M60 can accept up to 195 kilowatts of juice, adding…

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