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Hi,

Just put an order for the m50. Test drove it and loved it.
I’m not big on the options, except a good sound system. On the M50 I test drove, it had the H&K sound system and was very pleased with it. Don’t need the B&W.

Here in canada, to get the H&K, you need to order almost all the packages (with a lot of stuff I don’t care about), which brings the car around 10K less than a ‘naked’ M60 (which comes with almost everything my speced M50 has, just not the iconic sound and heat radiant stuff )

So the question is, should just go for an extra 10K and go for a naked M60? Is it true the range of an M60 is less than the M50 (with the same tires and wheels)?

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Hi,

Just put an order for the m50. Test drove it and loved it.
I’m not big on the options, except a good sound system. On the M50 I test drove, it had the H&K sound system and was very pleased with it. Don’t need the B&W.

Here in canada, to get the H&K, you need to order almost all the packages (with a lot of stuff I don’t care about), which brings the car around 10K less than a ‘naked’ M60 (which comes with almost everything my speced M50 has, just not the iconic sound and heat radiant stuff )

So the question is, should just go for an extra 10K and go for a naked M60? Is it true the range of an M60 is less than the M50 (with the same tires and wheels)?

thanks.
Yes, it's true that the range on the M60 is less. For what it's worth, coming from a Tesla X...I was lucky enough to be able to trade in my Performance X for a larger battery non-Performance X several years ago. I never regretted having the less powerful engines and I was always grateful for the extra range. I just cannot imagine there are many scenarios where I would be able to convince myself to get the M60 (which is why I have an M50 ordered).
 

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To be accurate however, both the iX 50 and the iX M60 in real world testing (in the best driving conditions), exceed 300 miles. Realistically, although I haven't read a side-by-side comparison, the iX 50 will best the M60 by about 20-50 miles, depending on tires and options. Same battery, same body style, same paint options, same interior, same tires (with a couple of different wheel options in the M60, and a couple of "M" badges in the outside and on the internal displays of the M60). The other major differences are a reportedly slightly stiffer suspension in the M60 (and perhaps slight different steering), and obviously a higher BHP and faster 0-60 mph off the mark, and the inclusion of the B&W sound system in the M60, now unobtainable in the iX 50. Oh, and the $10-15k price difference. :p
 

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Yes, it's true that the range on the M60 is less. For what it's worth, coming from a Tesla X...I was lucky enough to be able to trade in my Performance X for a larger battery non-Performance X several years ago. I never regretted having the less powerful engines and I was always grateful for the extra range. I just cannot imagine there are many scenarios where I would be able to convince myself to get the M60 (which is why I have an M50 ordered).
Precisely this. Almost identical experience. Model S, then Model S performance, then Model X. No interest whatsoever in sacrificing range for the extra thrust when launching - at <5s 0-60 it's never going to be a problem. Now moving to iX50 with a decent suite of options to give me all the refinement I could ever need in a car while protecting best possible range (other than optioning the 22" wheels).
Stick with the 50 would be my advice.
 

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Precisely this. Almost identical experience. Model S, then Model S performance, then Model X. No interest whatsoever in sacrificing range for the extra thrust when launching - at <5s 0-60 it's never going to be a problem. Now moving to iX50 with a decent suite of options to give me all the refinement I could ever need in a car while protecting best possible range (other than optioning the 22" wheels).
Stick with the 50 would be my advice.
To double down with Supercharger here, at least with Tesla Performance vs Non-Performance models, the difference in acceleration is almost all in the 0-20 or 0-30mph interval. Once you reach 40mph, the acceleration to higher speeds is very similar. So once you get over the rush of those few times where you can go from stop-to-60 in ~3-4 seconds, you realize that the time that it matters the most, which is the majority of the time, you're not getting a lot better performance from the more powerful motors.

Now I don't know if the BMW iX is going to be the same, unsurprisingly I can't seem to find any acceleration curves posted online and I can't find the old ones I went over for the Tesla X...but my recollection was that, as above, the acceleration was very similar at freeway speeds.

So I might not be winning a drag race in my "slow" 0-60 in 4.7s X while waiting on delivery of my M50, just this last weekend I had absolutely no difficulty accelerating from 50mph--->103mph while going uphill over a mountain pass to get around a semi truck by way of the oncoming traffic lane. Not a single other car stuck behind that semi was going to be able to pull off that pass safely. I suspect the iX M50 (and M60) are going to be similar.
 

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I have the 60 and don’t regret it at all. I’m very chuffed with the car, the range and the speed. The 60 is a rare car and I love it.

thought I’d give you the opinion of a 60 owner 😜 and I am sure the 50 owners are equally happy with their purchase. FWIW - my 60 was the same price as a fully loaded 50.
 

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Can't really give you too much info that others haven't already gone through. But my opinion from owning the 60, either trims I think will make you a REALLY happy camper. Test drove the 50 and fell in love. Ended up purchasing the 60 and have really enjoyed it so far. A recent Out of Spec review of the m60 range shows that it actually destroys its rated EPA (274 rated with 22" but getting around 340 going a constant 70 miles). That being said, its been shown that the xDrive50 has also exceeded its EPA by a good margin as well. Regardless, both seem to be quite the range monster with its efficiency + larger battery capacity.

One thing I was really happy about was getting the B&W standard on the M60 which sounds insane. But the HK system in the Ultimate package for the xDrive50 still sounds amazing and would be more than sufficient.

I personally haven't had any issues with the stiffer suspension and it has driven quite smoothly.

Regardless, this car is amazing and wouldn't be disappointed either way :)
 

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Thanks for the answers guys!

The range seems to be almost identical with the same tires/wheels options (well that’s what I see in the reviews). Just ordered a m50 black on black. If the dealer ‘forces’ me to change my order to fully loaded m50, I Might just get the m60 for a small price difference.
 

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Came down to price for me when I specified an m60 the same as our 50 the price difference was 20k that’s a whole lot to pay for the extra ponies. That said we have a C7 vette if I want something faster than the IX
 

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Came down to price for me when I specified an m60 the same as our 50 the price difference was 20k that’s a whole lot to pay for the extra ponies. That said we have a C7 vette if I want something faster than the IX

Ha!! We bought an actual pony recently...The extra ponies in the M60 are a steal considering the price of real ponies :ROFLMAO:o_O
 

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Can't really give you too much info that others haven't already gone through. But my opinion from owning the 60, either trims I think will make you a REALLY happy camper. Test drove the 50 and fell in love. Ended up purchasing the 60 and have really enjoyed it so far. A recent Out of Spec review of the m60 range shows that it actually destroys its rated EPA (274 rated with 22" but getting around 340 going a constant 70 miles). That being said, its been shown that the xDrive50 has also exceeded its EPA by a good margin as well. Regardless, both seem to be quite the range monster with its efficiency + larger battery capacity.

One thing I was really happy about was getting the B&W standard on the M60 which sounds insane. But the HK system in the Ultimate package for the xDrive50 still sounds amazing and would be more than sufficient.

I personally haven't had any issues with the stiffer suspension and it has driven quite smoothly.

Regardless, this car is amazing and wouldn't be disappointed either way :)
I have owned my M60 for just a week now and I can attest to exactly what you said here; I bought the M60 due to two reasons: 1) I got the car within three months instead of a year as someone got out of their order, 2) the fully loaded iX 50 was going to be within $5K-$6K of the nearly fully loaded M60 (I am missing the titanium trim). I don’t regret it one bit and one more thing: I just sold my Lexus GSF that had 469HP, but the iX easily eclipses the acceleration of that car by at least a second. I just love it!
 

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iX M60 owner here .... only went for the M60 for B&W, and availability of a fully-loaded model available NOW, vs. waiting forever. As it was I waited 3 months for delivery from the date it entered the production assembly line :(

I am honestly not impressed at the performance of the M60 after driving the xDrive50 several times ... not enough of a bump / nothing really ///M about it
 

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To double down with Supercharger here, at least with Tesla Performance vs Non-Performance models, the difference in acceleration is almost all in the 0-20 or 0-30mph interval. Once you reach 40mph, the acceleration to higher speeds is very similar. So once you get over the rush of those few times where you can go from stop-to-60 in ~3-4 seconds, you realize that the time that it matters the most, which is the majority of the time, you're not getting a lot better performance from the more powerful motors.

Now I don't know if the BMW iX is going to be the same, unsurprisingly I can't seem to find any acceleration curves posted online and I can't find the old ones I went over for the Tesla X...but my recollection was that, as above, the acceleration was very similar at freeway speeds.

So I might not be winning a drag race in my "slow" 0-60 in 4.7s X while waiting on delivery of my M50, just this last weekend I had absolutely no difficulty accelerating from 50mph--->103mph while going uphill over a mountain pass to get around a semi truck by way of the oncoming traffic lane. Not a single other car stuck behind that semi was going to be able to pull off that pass safely. I suspect the iX M50 (and M60) are going to be similar.
Absolutely. I find the iX isn't all about acceleration from 0. The way it accelerates just as fiercely from 100 km/h is perfectly fine. I have a 50 and I still haven't really "floored' it. As for the 60 my dealer said it would have significantly less range if you drove it hard. Depends on how quickly you want to lose your license. The ride is not as good either - there are plenty of posts around that say it is sharp or jarring where the 50 is most definitely not!
 

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Absolutely. I find the iX isn't all about acceleration from 0. The way it accelerates just as fiercely from 100 km/h is perfectly fine. I have a 50 and I still haven't really "floored' it. As for the 60 my dealer said it would have significantly less range if you drove it hard. Depends on how quickly you want to lose your license. The ride is not as good either - there are plenty of posts around that say it is sharp or jarring where the 50 is most definitely not!
I can vouch for the fact the ride is absolutely not sharp or jarring. In fact +1 to the vain of pillpusher, there isn’t a huge difference. I’m on Scottish rural roads and the 60 is the smoothest ride I’ve ever had.

I too the car from near Tarland to Glasgow and got the equivalent to 280mile with the temp being <10c, the first 50 mile are twisty hilly country road and normal driving with the odd floor it overtake.
 

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I can vouch for the fact the ride is absolutely not sharp or jarring. In fact +1 to the vain of pillpusher, there isn’t a huge difference. I’m on Scottish rural roads and the 60 is the smoothest ride I’ve ever had.

I too the car from near Tarland to Glasgow and got the equivalent to 280mile with the temp being <10c, the first 50 mile are twisty hilly country road and normal driving with the odd floor it overtake.
Interesting - there was a post here a week or two ago about a 60 and its ride quality changing overnight. Maybe it was possessed A couple of testers have also said the 60 is not as comfortable as the 50. My 50 rides better than my Flying Spur Bentley for sure and I always thought that was pretty comfy! 🤣
 

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Interesting - there was a post here a week or two ago about a 60 and its ride quality changing overnight. Maybe it was possessed A couple of testers have also said the 60 is not as comfortable as the 50. My 50 rides better than my Flying Spur Bentley for sure and I always thought that was pretty comfy! 🤣
as I say, 60 is extremely comfortable and no issues here.
 

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Hi,

Just put an order for the m50. Test drove it and loved it.
I’m not big on the options, except a good sound system. On the M50 I test drove, it had the H&K sound system and was very pleased with it. Don’t need the B&W.

Here in canada, to get the H&K, you need to order almost all the packages (with a lot of stuff I don’t care about), which brings the car around 10K less than a ‘naked’ M60 (which comes with almost everything my speced M50 has, just not the iconic sound and heat radiant stuff )

So the question is, should just go for an extra 10K and go for a naked M60? Is it true the range of an M60 is less than the M50 (with the same tires and wheels)?

thanks.
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