BMW XM 2023.. BMW XM 2023. There is no other word to describe this colossus. Derived from the BMW M Hybrid V8 race car that will take part in the IMSA North American championship next year, its M hybrid engine combines a new 483 horsepower turbocharged V8 with a 194 horsepower electric motor integrated into the Steptronic automatic transmission. M eight-speed. The result is 644 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque from 1,600 to 5,000 rpm.
An M xDrive all-wheel drive controls everything, offering a 4WD Sport mode that sends more torque to the rear axle. Then, with the launch function, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes place in 4.1 seconds, which is still slower than all the competitors listed above. Its top speed on the track is electronically limited to 250 km/h – or 270 km/h with the M driving package – including 140 km/h in all-electric mode.
Yes, because with its 29.5 kWh battery (of which 25.7 kWh is usable), the BMW XM is a plug-in hybrid SUV and it can travel nearly 50 kilometers without burning gasoline according to preliminary data from the company based on US EPA protocols. For a full recharge via a level 2 terminal (240 volts), you will have to wait three and a quarter hours.
But wait, that’s not all. As the title of this article mentions, the BMW XM will climb to more than 735 horsepower and 735 lb-ft of torque in Label Red trim. This first in a series of special “Label” editions will be offered for a limited time, sporting exclusive paint, wheels and trim. In this case, production will begin in the summer of 2023.
The BMW XM is 5.11 meters long, 2 meters wide and 1.76 meters high, which places it between the X6 and the X7 but with a wheelbase of 3.1 meters almost identical to the second. Its 6,062 pounds (2,750 kg) all counted are split almost 50-50 front to rear, with the battery positioned in the floor helping to lower the center of gravity.
Electronically controlled and fitted with steel springs, the double-wishbone front suspension and five-link rear suspension anchor to 23-inch (22-inch optional) M light-alloy wheels that are all steered, that is, the rear ones also pivot slightly to improve low-speed handling or high-speed stability. The XM’s stabilizer bars employ a 48-volt motor for active body roll control when cornering.
The incredible engineering described above is wrapped in a unique body that gives the impression of sculpted rock. The adaptive LED headlights and the grille with illuminated interior contours also receive special treatment, giving the vehicle a very menacing appearance that is accentuated by the large air intakes at the front.
A strip of chrome crosses the doors and surrounds the side windows, overhanging the muscular fenders. At the rear, the flowing tailgate is devoid of the BMW logo (it’s instead etched into the right-hand corner of the bezel). The spoiler at the top is intended to be discreet, but the three-dimensional lights stand out clearly, not to mention the black bumper with its two dual exhaust outlets and its diffuser with golden accents. By the way, a paint called NightGold Metallic is one of the seven possible choices and is sure to attract attention.
The most expensive.
Finally, the two-tone interior of the BMW XM is resolutely sporty and at the cutting edge of technology, ranging from the four individual seats with generous side supports to the numerous carbon fiber surfaces with a matte finish, including the interface. curved digital. The latter is of course powered by the new generation iDrive 8 multimedia system, but with specific M elements. Let’s not forget the 100 LED lights on the Alcantara trimmed ceiling that add to the ambient lighting to make the decor even more unique.
Buyers will be able to customize the vehicle in multiple ways, for hefty upcharges. Speaking of which, Canadian pricing for the 2023 BMW XM has yet to be announced, but know that it is $159,000 in the United States, or over $185,000 in Label Red trim. It is therefore the most expensive model in the entire catalog of the Bavarian manufacturer. We expected nothing less.
00:00 BMW XM 2023.
02:07 Wicked SUV.
03:57 The most expensive.