The all-new BMW iX M60, the all-electric, high-performance version of BMW’s technological flagship iX, will headline the BMW display at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, held at the South Exhibit Hall of McCormick Place.
In addition to the iX M60, the BMW display will include the all-new i4 M50, the M5 CS, the M3 Competition, the X5 xDrive40i, and the X3 M40i.
The 2023 BMW iX M60 made its North American debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. With a total system output of up to 610 bhp and 811 lb-ft of torque (when Launch Control is activated), and a unique M-enhanced adaptive dual-axle air suspension, it adds an outstanding performance experience to the world of emission-free driving.
The introduction of the BMW iX M60 marks a milestone in the history of BMW M GmbH, which began 50 years ago. Together with the BMW i4 M50, it signifies the entry of BMW M into the segment of electrified performance vehicles. The extreme power and precise control of the electric all-wheel-drive, the highly responsive actuator-based traction control system, and suspension technology that includes a dual-axle air suspension with automatic level control provide the hallmark BMW M driving experience: power, agility, and precision.
The iX M60 is expected to deliver a range of up to 280 miles (preliminary EPA estimate) and carries a base MSRP of $105,100 plus $995 destination and handling. The US market launch will take place in June 2022.
Sharing the spotlight with the iX M60 will be the all-new BMW i4 M50. The i4 M50 is the first fully-electric performance model to come from BMW M GmbH. The i4 blends the functionality and space of the Gran Coupe design with the instantaneous power delivery of BMW’s 5th generation eDrive. Class-leading driving dynamics and long-distance comfort, elegant design, premium workmanship, a cutting-edge user interface, and advanced infotainment and driving assistance technologies all combine to deliver a zero-emissions BMW worthy of the title Ultimate Driving Machine.
The dual motor, all-wheel-drive i4 M50 produces a total system output of up to 536 hp, which means the trip from 0-60 takes only 3.7 seconds. The EPA estimated range for the i4 M50 is 245 miles, and it carries a base MSRP of $65,900 plus $995 destination and handling.
The 2022 BMW M5 CS is quite simply the quickest, most powerful BMW ever built. Packing a 4.4-liter V8 with M TwinPower Turbo technology producing 627 hp, the limited production M5 CS (Competition Sport) can launch from 0-60 mph in a blinding 2.9 seconds on its way to maximum speed of 190 mph when properly equipped.
In addition to boasting a 10 hp increase over the M5 Competition, the M5 CS benefits from a weight reduction of 230 lbs and sharper chassis tuning. It is distinguished by unique Gold Bronze finishes on the twin-kidney grille, badging, and unique 20-inch light alloy wheels.
The M5 CS is on sale now at a base MSRP of $142,000 plus $995 destination and handling.
The current G80 platform BMW M3 Competition was introduced to the world in September 2020 and represents the sixth generation of an icon. The M3 story began in 1986 with the introduction of the E30. Featuring a high-revving, naturally-aspirated 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine and unique Motorsport-derived bodywork, it was initially conceived as a low-volume homologation special that would allow the M3 to compete in Group A touring car racing. Today, the 2022 M3 Competition is powered by a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine featuring M TwinPower Turbo technology. With 503 hp, 479 lb-ft of torque, and a quick-shifting M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, the M3 Competition rockets from 0-60 in a shattering 3.8 seconds.
While the very first M3 was available strictly as a two-door coupe, today’s M3 and M4 range includes coupes, sedans, and convertibles offering manual and automatic gearboxes and rear or all-wheel-drive. The full range is on sale now, and the MSRP for the M3 Competition starts at $73,000 plus $995 destination and handling.
The fourth generation of the BMW X5 was launched to high praise in June 2018. Since its introduction over 20 years ago, the X5 has been produced exclusively at Plant Spartanburg, SC, and over 2.5 million versions of the original Sports Activity Vehicle have been sold around the world.
The X5 xDrive40i pairs BMW’s legendarily turbine-smooth 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine featuring TwinPower Turbo technology with a sophisticated 8-speed Steptronic transmission and xDrive all-wheel-drive. Premium materials, trims and finishes throughout the driver-oriented interior combine with the very latest in BMW’s award-winning user interfaces: Live Cockpit Professional and iDrive 7. Clear graphics, super-fast processing, and easy-to-use voice activation ensure the driver and passengers can take full advantage of all of the comfort, safety, and infotainment features the X5 has to offer.
The 2022 X5 xDrive40i is on sale now and starts at an MSRP of $62,900 plus $995 destination and handling.
Introduced to the world in the summer of 2017, the third generation of the popular BMW X3 receives a host of meaningful updates and enhancements for 2022. On the outside, these include a redesigned twin-kidney grille, new headlights, front and rear bumpers, exhaust trim and rear lights. Inside, the optional Live Cockpit Professional incorporates a new, larger 12.3-inch Central Control Display. The center console accommodates the newly designed control island with gear selector, start/stop button, electric parking brake, hill descent control and various driving experience functions as well as the BMW iDrive Controller.
The BMW X3 M40i is powered by BMW’s 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo Technology. For 2022, this engine now produces 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This means the sprint from 0-60 requires just 4.4 seconds. The B58 6-cyclinder engine is now further enhanced with BMW’s 48-volt mild hybrid system, which can recuperate kinetic energy lost during coasting and braking and store it in the 48-volt battery. The system greatly smooths the automatic engine start/stop function and can add a boost of power for short periods of full acceleration.
The full range of BMW X3 vehicles is on sale now. The X3 M40i starts at $57,800 plus $995 destination and handling.