This is the 2023 BMW XM coming to topple the Urus
This is the New 2023 BMW XM. BMW took everyone by storm in November 2021 with the unveiling of its aggressively angular Concept XM. Get ready to meet the production version with pretty much the same polarizing design, including the love-hate split headlights we’ve recently seen on the new 7 Series and X7 facelift. The cutting-edge SU available exclusively with a plug-in hybrid powertrain is the first standalone M product since the original M1 was discontinued in 1981.
As you can see, it’s far from a direct successor to the mid-engined coupe, as the BMW XM wants to cash in on the SUV craze. It sits above the X5 M / X6 M Competition and X7 M60i and is nothing like those models, for better or worse. Everything is big about this partially electrified behemoth of the M division, including the 23-inch wheels. Alternatively, you can optionally go down a size.
It has two circles on the back like a throwback to the M1, but this is where the similarities end. As with all full M cars, the XM gets a quad exhaust system, only this time with stacked tips to make the sports car stand out. Impressively wide taillamps complement the muscular body and flank a prominent XM badging with gold outline to echo other exterior details.
The first M product with a Plug in Hybrid setup features a charging port on the left front fender, which will be the same story as the next-generation M 5. Under the hood, BMW has installed its new S68 engine, a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 with mild-hybrid technology. On its own, the combustion engine is good for 483 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 650 Newton-meters of torque from just 1,600 rpm.
Integrated into the eight-speed automatic transmission is the electric motor, rated at 194 horsepower and 280 Nm. With the power of the two combined, the BMW XM offers 644 Horses and 800 Nm. The electrified punch allows for a run from 0 to 100 in 4.3 seconds.
It doesn’t have the fancy interior of the Concept X M, but it does have a two-tone theme that reminds us of last year’s show car by featuring Vintage Coffee Merino leather mixed with Soft Nappa leather. The headlining incorporates no less than 100 LEDs for sophisticated light effects based on the selected driving mode. The speedy SUV uses the latest iDrive 8 and comes with a head-up display as standard, while offering the widest range of driver assistance systems ever fitted to a BMW.
El XM entrará en producción antes de finales de este año en la fábrica de Carolina del Sur. El precio comienza en 159,000 dólares, pero el próximo año se lanzará una versión más cara. Conocido como XM Label Red, el primero de una serie de modelos BMW Label entrará en producción limitada a mediados de 2023 con más de 735 Caballos y casi 1000 Nm de torque. ¿Precio? Desde 185,000 dólares. Por el valor de su dinero, BMW agregará pintura especial, ruedas, tapicería y piezas de acabado interior.