BMW iX M60 and the BMW M5 CS characterize the head of BMW M in very other ways. One is clearly a glance into the long run whereas one is probably the head of the previous. However which in 2022 is the higher automobile? We went to BMW M’s secret Nurburgring check to seek out out.
Deep in a small city just a few miles from the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife, BMW M’s check services have been topic of spy photographers because it was constructed. The view has at all times been from the skin in. However right this moment we’ve been supplied a uncommon alternative to go inside and take a look at the model’s newest merchandise. Whereas the M3s, M4 and the M8s all are implausible drives, our consideration shortly turned to the 2 automobiles that completely captured the previous and the way forward for the model – the BMW iX M60i and the BMW M5 CS.
Whereas they each provide over 600 hp, they’re polar opposites in the best way that energy is delivered. The BMW M5 CS after all does it with a twin-turbo V8 producing 627 hp – the identical because the legendary V12 within the McLaren F1. The BMW iX M60i produces as much as 610 hp (with enhance) from an electrical drivetrain. The M5 CS hits 60 mph is a surprising 2.6 seconds (courtesy of Automotive and Driver). The iX M60i is a full second slower however at 3.6 seconds is exceptionally fast for a crossover. Particularly one which weighs 5,642 lbs which a full 1,528 lbs heavier than the 4,114 lbs M5.
We all know which represents the way forward for these two. However right this moment, which is the one we’d relatively have? After a while behind the wheel on a number of the finest roads in Germany we got here away with a definitive reply.