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The main difference with the m60 seems to be the speed and taking a range hit.

Personally test drove the ix50 twice, and coming from a Tesla M3 LR AWD, the acceleration felt pretty similar.
Having driven the Tesla for 4 years, a ~4sec 0-60 is more than sufficient in 99% of situations, and I rarely had the opportunity to accelerate with pedal to the floor. With passengers, it was generally a no-no.

Personally I didn't feel I would want more power in such a larger vehicle, especially if I have to pay in $ and range.
 

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The main difference with the m60 seems to be the speed and taking a range hit.

Personally test drove the ix50 twice, and coming from a Tesla M3 LR AWD, the acceleration felt pretty similar.
Having driven the Tesla for 4 years, a ~4sec 0-60 is more than sufficient in 99% of situations, and I rarely had the opportunity to accelerate with pedal to the floor. With passengers, it was generally a no-no.

Personally I didn't feel I would want more power in such a larger vehicle, especially if I have to pay in $ and range.
I’m coming from a model x. It’s the same thoughts on my part. It’s mostly it being quicker.
 

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Note the tests are showing that BMW understates how fast the car is vs Tesla being accurate/optimistic.
So officially the ix 50 does 0-60 in 4.4s, but review tests have showed closer to 4.0-4.2s depending on which you read.
Official number for m60 is 3.6s, not sure what tests will show... could be low 3s if similar to above.

So you have to compare how that performs the the specific Model X variant/year you have in terms of real-world (not spec) 0-60 time, and if you feel comfortable going up/down/lateral in speed. I'm sure the BMW will handle better either way.
 

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It’s not even a conversation as far as a car compared to a Tesla. My Tesla feels like a Honda in comparison to the ix lol. I don’t really need quicker than 4 seconds. It’s more about getting my car faster lol
 

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When I was on my 2nd test drive I saw a Model X coming in to trade for an iX as well.

I am trading in my Model 3 which.. it feels like values have fallen off a cliff last month or so.. oh well.
KBB values seem really inflated (maybe 20%) since I then cross checked used prices on the market as a buyer and realized how far off it was.

Example - KBB saying trade-in value of $54K, private-party $56k while Carmax has multiple for sale at $52k.
So realistically my trade-in will be in the mid-$40Ks as would a private-party sale given Carmax price.
 

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When I was on my 2nd test drive I saw a Model X coming in to trade for an iX as well.

I am trading in my Model 3 which.. it feels like values have fallen off a cliff last month or so.. oh well.
KBB values seem really inflated (maybe 20%) since I then cross checked used prices on the market as a buyer and realized how far off it was.

Example - KBB saying trade-in value of $54K, private-party $56k while Carmax has multiple for sale at $52k.
So realistically my trade-in will be in the mid-$40Ks as would a private-party sale given Carmax price.
In order to prepare to take delivery of my iX M60 sometime towards the end of July, I just sold my 2016 Lexus GS F to Buena Park BMW. The car was in immaculate condition with just ~38K miles and I took great care of it. When I had it appraised through various websites like, AutoNation, KBB, CarMax, CarGurus, Irvine BMW, etc., the prices ranged by $6K, high to low in the order of the websites I listed. I ended up selling it for the highest price provided by AutoNation at Buena Park. So, my suggestion is to shop around before you sell it. You and your pocketbook will both be pleasantly surprised that you did. Happy selling!
 

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Would you get a fully loaded ix 50 or pay 6k more for a m60? I would be able to get the M60 a month earlier
I am going for it as I noticed that not only are some of the "stuff' unavailable in iX 50, iX 60 also comes with additional M badging and may perhaps have higher selling price if/when I part with it. I might also mention here that I priced the insurance costs for iX 50, iX M60 versus Model Y performance models, and found that iX is much cheaper than Tesla. The insurance cost difference between the two iX models are not much. Lastly, I found that fully loaded iX was already north of $105K which is pushing into the iX M60 range, although a well equipped iX M60 is about ~$8K in my case.
 

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I am taking the proverbial fully-loaded ix 50 because they had one on the way I could take delivery in weeks instead of months.

Mid June the local dealer said - if you place an order now, it should be delivered by February.. but if you like this fully loaded one.. it should be here by August at MSRP.

Comes in around $104k, basically had all the options I would have ordered, plus $5-10k of options I wouldn't mind but didn't require. The car is already at the port in Germany.. if I am lucky maybe it is on the June 30 ship, who knows with the status update lag.

So I took a less exact match & blew $5-10k on extras to save 6 months wait.
Also brings delivery date into 2022 so $7.5k tax credit will come in a year early, so the cost difference was a bit of a wash. I also expect the value of my trade in to fall off much further in 6 months, so unloading now is better.

For a 1 month difference I would just get whatever I really wanted I think.
 

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I am taking the proverbial fully-loaded ix 50 because they had one on the way I could take delivery in weeks instead of months.

Mid June the local dealer said - if you place an order now, it should be delivered by February.. but if you like this fully loaded one.. it should be here by August at MSRP.

Comes in around $104k, basically had all the options I would have ordered, plus $5-10k of options I wouldn't mind but didn't require. The car is already at the port in Germany.. if I am lucky maybe it is on the June 30 ship, who knows with the status update lag.

So I took a less exact match & blew $5-10k on extras to save 6 months wait.
Also brings delivery date into 2022 so $7.5k tax credit will come in a year early, so the cost difference was a bit of a wash. I also expect the value of my trade in to fall off much further in 6 months, so unloading now is better.

For a 1 month difference I would just get whatever I really wanted I think.
I am afraid I left out a very important fact for my decision that is similar to what you are pointing out: delivery in a month compared to six months+ later. I found this exact situation: a dealer offered me to take over an iX 60 order that someone ordered but backed out of. I faced the same wait times or perhaps more in the West coast if I ordered any iX 50 compared to getting an iX 60 that is a bit more expensive when loaded about the same. This was last week when the car had just got into quality check and now it is waiting “carrier assignment”. I did, however, have to compromise over getting 22” bicolor wheels compared to the 22” bicolor bronze wheels I would have liked.

IMHO, you have a great chance to get into something now than wait another 6-9 months as I am being told by dealers in Southern California.
 

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I am going for it as I noticed that not only are some of the "stuff' unavailable in iX 50, iX 60 also comes with additional M badging and may perhaps have higher selling price if/when I part with it. I might also mention here that I priced the insurance costs for iX 50, iX M60 versus Model Y performance models, and found that iX is much cheaper than Tesla. The insurance cost difference between the two iX models are not much. Lastly, I found that fully loaded iX was already north of $105K which is pushing into the iX M60 range, although a well equipped iX M60 is about ~$8K in my case.
exatly all the stuff I was thinking. I might end up going m60
 

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I flipped to a m60 from the 50 yesterday. Got an immediate allocation and order number from the dealer and was feeling great. Then today they pulled it back and reassigned to another customer. Super frustrating.
 

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I had origninally ordered fully loaded X50 but dealer got an M60 that someone had backed out of. Love the car. Was able to buy it immediately which was nice. Have not tested range, but i think if you keep in eco mode, range should be about the same for an equally spec'ed X50. Recently, edmunds test that at 377 miles!!!! Speakers are totally sick on the m60.... really nice car. I would pony up the extra cash... I did.

Reference - Edmunds Real World Range test of IX
 
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