BMW’s current portfolio consists of vehicles with all types of powertrains – petrol, diesel, hybrid, electric and hydrogen. We live in an era when different consumer groups are finding different types of drive units that better suit their needs, and it should come as no surprise that some will go for the twin-turbo V8, while others will prefer the battery-powered one. system. The good news is that BMW’s model range has plenty of pretty fast vehicles regardless of the type of powertrain you’re most interested in.
New drag race from Carwow here to show us two of the fastest machines currently sold by the Bavarians. The M8 Competition and the iX M60 are very different – one is a grand tourer with performance aspirations, while the other is a big family hauler with a zero-emissions powertrain. Let’s compare the numbers and see which one has the advantage before the race starts.
Under the hood, this stylish coupe has a 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine with 625 horsepower (460 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-meters) of torque. An eight-speed automatic torque converter sends power to all four wheels and a launch control function assists acceleration from a standstill. The four-seater vehicle weighs 4,354 pounds (1,975 kilograms).
In contrast, the iX in the M60 trim uses a dual-motor full electric powertrain with a 105 kilowatt-hour battery pack (our colleagues from Carwow list battery capacity in kilowatts, which is incorrect). The drive system produces 619 hp (455 kW) and 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm) of instantaneous torque. It is significantly heavier than the M8 Competition, however, weighing in at 5,697 lbs (2,584 kg). So, to summarize – the electric SUV is slightly less powerful but has more torque.
After those introductions, it’s finally time for drag racing. The video features several different battles where the cars are in different driving modes. You will surely be pleasantly surprised by some of the results, so be sure to watch the video till the end.