The large sports crossover BMW XM is officially presented. This is the first SUV model created by the BMW M division – and it is like a “gift” to itself for the division’s 50th anniversary. How did this “gift” turn out? You can get an impression of the design personally from the photos…
But it is worth talking about the technique in more detail. So, the BMW XM crossover is built as a PHEV-hybrid: a V8 gasoline engine (489 hp) is combined with an electric motor (179 hp) – the total power reaches 653 “horses” and 800 Nm of torque. Add an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive xDrive, and get acceleration from 0-100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. The maximum speed reaches 250 km/h or 270 km/h with the optional package. At the same time, the BMW XM crossover can cover about 80 km on electric drive only.
It is also worth noting 21-23-inch wheels, sports differential, and adaptive suspension. The real “M” is now “PHEV” and “SUV”: this is such an unusual combination.
There are also unusual combinations in the interior: a sports steering wheel, carbon trim – and at the same time comfortable M Lounge seats and a powerful audio system. But the ceiling is most impressive: a combination of Alcantara, 3D design and LED lighting.
The cost of the BMW XM is expected to be around $160,000, and the first cars will appear at US dealers in early 2023. And then we are waiting for an even more powerful version of the BMW XM Label Red – with a capacity of 735 hp. and priced from $185,000. This is it, the future of BMW M, which has already arrived.