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      12-13-2021, 12:50 PM   #1
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BMW will debut iX M60 and color-changing exterior technology at CES next month

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BMW will debut iX M60, color-changing exterior tech at CES
The German automaker will also show off "a cutting-edge in-car movie theater experience."

BMW will have a big presence at CES in January, the automaker confirmed Monday. In addition to debuting the new iX M60 EV, the German automaker is panning to show off a number of new technologies.

The iX M60 will build on the iX xDrive50 we drove back in September. It'll likely have the same 111.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack and dual-motor setup, just with increased output. Considering the iX xDrive50 already makes 516 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque, the M60 should be pretty potent. As with other M-badged BMWs, expect to see different trim and wheel options, as well as some small interior tweaks.

BMW also confirmed it'll show color-changing exterior technology -- and we aren't talking about hue-shifting paint. The company says this tech "changes the exterior color of a vehicle with the touch of a button," and we're really curious to see how this actually works.

Finally, BMW says we'll see "a cutting-edge in-car movie theater experience," though that's all we have for details right now. Whether this is just the ability to play movies on a vehicle's infotainment screen or some other, more immersive technology is anyone's guess. We'll know more when the doors open at CES 2022 in January.
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[SIZE="4"]BMW will debut iX M60, color-changing exterior tech at CES
The German automaker will also show off "a cutting-edge in-car movie theater experience."
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BMW will have a big presence at CES in January, the automaker confirmed Monday. In addition to debuting the new iX M60 EV, the German automaker is panning to show off a number of new technologies.

The iX M60 will build on the iX xDrive50 we drove back in September. It'll likely have the same 111.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack and dual-motor setup, just with increased output. Considering the iX xDrive50 already makes 516 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque, the M60 should be pretty potent. As with other M-badged BMWs, expect to see different trim and wheel options, as well as some small interior tweaks.

BMW also confirmed it'll show color-changing exterior technology -- and we aren't talking about hue-shifting paint. The company says this tech "changes the exterior color of a vehicle with the touch of a button," and we're really curious to see how this actually works.

Finally, BMW says we'll see "a cutting-edge in-car movie theater experience," though that's all we have for details right now. Whether this is just the ability to play movies on a vehicle's infotainment screen or some other, more immersive technology is anyone's guess. We'll know more when the doors open at CES 2022 in January.
So we're getting a BMW with a MystiChrome type paint?! Just like the mustang cobra in early 2000s
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So we're getting a BMW with a MystiChrome tye paint?! Just like the mustang cobra in early 2000s
Nah, I think that is hue shifting, like Midnight Purple from the 90's gtr's. I think what they mean is literally changing the color from white to black etc, hence why they are revealing it at CES, a tech fair
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Probably electroluminescent paint?

Anyhow, if remote controlled will be a type of electro pigment with conductive coating.
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Probably electroluminescent paint?

Anyhow, if remote controlled will be a type of electro pigment with conductive coating.
Imagine a hacker gets a hold of the control mechanism for your paint color?

I can see it as a new ransom ware type of situation, "give me $10,000, and I'll change your car color from pink back to the original color "
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Imagine a hacker gets a hold of the control mechanism for your paint color?

I can see it as a new ransom ware type of situation, "give me $10,000, and I'll change your car color from pink back to the original color "


Pretty funny. However imagine how helpful for a bunch of robbers.
If that will be available with a body changing car like Gina concept but more dramatic, this will be a nightmare for Police…
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Nah, I think that is hue shifting, like Midnight Purple from the 90's gtr's. I think what they mean is literally changing the color from white to black etc, hence why they are revealing it at CES, a tech fair
If remote controlled is clearly not a hue shifting paint but an electric one which is totaly different ballgame as you can change it by will.
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Imagine a hacker gets a hold of the control mechanism for your paint color?

I can see it as a new ransom ware type of situation, "give me $10,000, and I'll change your car color from pink back to the original color "
Yes, hackers already do that to Tesla's autopilot. I can see it as a new ransom ware type of situation, "give me $10,000 or I'll change your destination to Chicago, West Englewood"
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Color changing technology looks good. But what about legal issues? Isn’t the car color registered on licenses and related paper work? Interesting..
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LOL

The hue in the video is being changed, not the car's color.
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Cool stuff but man would i be willing to pay for a car whoms paint dosnt get dirty at all that would be the dream, i always get reminded how shit as dirty the car gets during winter time. Freaking Swedish winters one second its - 20c the next its +5 and slush as winter with salt trucks ridning in convoy. Imagine a paint witch cant get dirty at all i would be paying throu the nose for such a feature. Oh well one can always dream.
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The hue in the video is being changed, not the car's color.
I remember this video from a few years ago. You can see everything changing color in the background.
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So we're getting a BMW with a MystiChrome type paint?! Just like the mustang cobra in early 2000s
Does anyone read anymore?

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BMW also confirmed it'll show color-changing exterior technology -- and we aren't talking about hue-shifting paint. The company says this tech "changes the exterior color of a vehicle with the touch of a button," and we're really curious to see how this actually works.
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They had that one concept car with the fabric like exterior… not sure how I feel about a color-changing exterior…
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How about Instead of focusing on these "genius" ideas, bmw give us a mid engine hybrid super car?

(Remember bmw , you pulled off i8, didn't you??)
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How about Instead focusing on these "genius" ideas, bmw give us a mid engine hybrid super car?

(Remember bmw , you pulled off i8, didn't you??)
Echoing the same. i8 + S58 engine = best seller.
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that sounds pretty crazy. never heard of such a thing. that video of the bugatti is nuts
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If remote controlled is clearly not a hue shifting paint but an electric one which is totaly different ballgame as you can change it by will.
Yeah, but the first commenter did not understand that
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Echoing the same. i8 + S58 engine = best seller.
Can the i8 fit the s58 in there?

Edit: s58, not s85, though that would be even better if possible
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