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  • Cheryl Tan

CES 2022: BMW Shows Off iX M60, The Company's Fastest & Most Powerful Electric Vehicle

BMW is definitely not resting on its laurels this year, with a new addition to their lineup in the form of the iX M60, a car that the company claims is its fastest and most powerful yet.

BMW iX M60

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The iX M60 marks the M series' first electric car in the lineup and it is the first performance car from BMW M GmbH that was developed from the outset for all-electric mobility. As for performance, the electric all-wheel-drive car is able to get from 0-100km/h in just 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 250km/h.

While there isn't much other detail on the car, we're definitely hoping to see it up close in person sometime later this year.

My Modes

Expressive Mode. Credit: BMW

The BMW iX uses the latest iDrive display and operating system, which already offers a great deal of personalisation through My Modes, but the company is showcasing even more variants at CES 2022. Two My Modes, Expressive and Relax, will be added in the future, with a more emotionally engaging atmosphere in the interior with Expressive thanks to the abstract patterns and brighter colours. As for Relax, the focus is on harmony and relaxation, and it'll be reflected in more soothing, natural landscape-inspired graphic displays paired with an understated sound backdrop.

Another cool My Mode would be the Digital Art Mode, which brings digital art into the car, featuring creations by BMW and Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei.

BMW IconicSounds Electric

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It's not just a visual experience inside the car though; the BMW IconicSounds Electric created by BMW and Hans Zimmer is finally coming this year.

The new soundscapes vary depending on which My Mode is being used, and the electrified BMW M automobiles will use variations of the BMW IconicSounds Electric developed specially for them. BMW IconicSounds Electric will be coming to the i4 in the first half of 2022, and to the iX in the second half of 2022.

BMW Theatre Screen

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BMW also showcased an interesting concept with the BMW Theatre Screen that's meant to be used with the My Mode Theatre, a 31-inch ultrawide display for rear passengers that offers up to an 8K viewing experience with surround sound, 5G connectivity and Amazon Fire TV built-in.

The screen can be interacted with via direct touch fields or through touch panels that are located in the doors.

Change the colour of your car with the push of a button

Did you ever feel torn between two of your favourite colours when you were purchasing your car? Well, you might not even have to choose anymore. BMW is saying it can change the colour of your paint job with just the push of a button thanks to the BMW iX Flow and E Ink. The surface of the car can even change its shade according to the driver's wishes.

How does it work though? Well, it's through a specially-designed body wrap that uses electrophoretic technology to bring different colour pigments to the surface when there's stimulation from electrical signals.

There are quite a few benefits to this, of course. On a hot day, you could change the colour of your car to white to aid in heat reflection, and if you can't find your car in a car park, well, you could always ask your car to flash between black and white so you can spot it easier.

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