BMW sold one of the first electric luxury cars when it introduced the i3 back in 2014. This oddball hatchback had the “kidney grille” of a BMW, but it didn’t otherwise retain the brand’s luxury performance DNA. That’s changing with the latest line of BMW “i” models, including the 2023 BMW iX mid-size crossover suv.
Like the i3, the iX has some design quirks that keep it from blending into a sea of ordinary BMWs. But with a starting price of $84,100 and a standard horsepower rating of 516 hp, luxury and performance are as essential to the iX experience. But it also remembers to be an electric vehicle, with a fuel economy rating of 86 miles per gallon equivalent and an estimated range of 324 miles per charge. We just spent a week driving the iX’s newly introduced M60 model, which provides 610 hp for $108,900 and up. Keep reading to find out what we learned about the BMW iX and whether it’s the right luxury suv for you.