We know that the stand-alone M performance SUV will go on sale as soon as the BMW XM goes into production at the end of the year. It appears that the launch will take place this month.
Unnamed sources told the BMWBlog that the BMW XM will make its debut on September 27, 2022, which is a few weeks from now, according to their report. Although the launch’s specifics are still unknown, we will undoubtedly learn something about it in the coming weeks. On the business’s consumer website, a teaser for the BMW XM is already available.
BMW XM Powertrain
The new 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged S68 V8 engine and an electric motor are what power the plug-in hybrid BMW XM. The production model will only produce 644 horsepower (485 kW) and 650 pound-feet (884 Newton-meters) of torque, down from the XM Concept’s 750 horsepower (551 kilowatts) rating for this setup. After the regular XM, which could produce up to 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of twists, a hotter version will be released.
An eight-speed automatic transmission made by ZF is mated to this powertrain configuration. The PHEV should be able to travel 50 miles on pure electricity. The BMW XM was previously driven by us in prototype form, but it was camouflaged to hide its design.
However, recent spy photos and leaked patent images have offered some hints, and they’re not too far from the intriguing BMW XM Concept. The use of standard door handles, a less tapered roofline, and a less aggressive front fascia are the anticipated changes. Though no one can avoid the divisive illuminated grille, the changes should make the XM look more conventional than the concept.
If the September debut rumour is accurate, we’ll probably soon see the XM in production form and get official word on the standalone M model—the first since the venerable M1 coupe.
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