what do we know so far

what do we know so far


BMW’s M performance division, part of land rockets like the M3 and M5 sedans, has relegated high-rod SUVs to the tall-speedster class. slotting up three-row X7 In BMW’s SUV lineup, the new XM is a new two-row crossover with serious sporting intent. The styling of the 2023 XM is inspired by the 2021 XM Concept. Under the hood is a 644-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain that gets its muscle from a twin-turbocharged V-8. About 30 miles of electric-only driving should be possible with a fully charged battery but it’s the XM’s performance potential that piqued our interest. We’ve driven a pre-production prototype, and our first impression is that the new SUV is going to prove as worthy of its M badge as its esteemed sedan cousin.

What’s new for 2023?

There is a new model for XM bmw lineup and is set to go into production in late 2022 and appear in showrooms in early 2023.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

The XM has a higher starting price, but it’s loaded with luxury features, including leather upholstery, huge 23-inch wheels, a cool curved infotainment display, and a host of driver-assistance features. A limited-edition Label Red model will join the lineup shortly after launch, and BMW says it will feature an even more powerful engine along with its own unique interior and exterior styling elements.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

The twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 isn’t new to the BMW powertrain portfolio, but in the XM it’s partnered with an electric motor and a battery pack, producing 644 horsepower. Horsepower is bumped up to 735-hp in the limited-edition Label Red model. during our early XM prototype test drive In Austria, we noted the powertrain’s immediate punch and estimated it should get the XM to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds. That would put it in the same neighborhood as performance SUVs lamborghini urus And this Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, both delivered zero-to-60-mph times of 3.2 seconds in our testing. The XM uses a coil-spring suspension system that is augmented by adaptive dampers and active anti-roll bars, providing a surprisingly compliant ride when set to its Comfort driving mode. When set for Sport, the XM’s handling is responsive and eager which makes it good on a twisty road.

Range, Charging and Battery Life

The XM’s 25.7-kWh battery pack is said to be good for about 30 miles of electric-only range per charge. BMW says the XM’s onboard charger is capable of juicing up to 7.4 kW of battery and should be able to charge up to 100 percent in three hours.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA hasn’t released estimates for the XM’s fuel economy yet, but despite its status as a PHEV, we’re not expecting Prius-level fuel-sips from this big, high-performance hybrid. When we get a chance, we’ll take the XM down its 75-mph highway fuel economy route and update this story with its real-world test results. For more information on the XM’s fuel economy visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort & Cargo

Everything about the XM’s cabin appears to be high-end, including its optional vintage-look leather upholstery that first showed up on the concept car. The XM’s cabin is a strictly two-row affair, and in place of a large panoramic sunroof, the XM can be had with a geometric-patterned faux-suede headliner, which houses fiber-optic lighting for dramatic effect. is used for. An optional audio upgrade adds a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system with tweeters that illuminate.

Infotainment & Connectivity

A large, curved display spans two-thirds of the dashboard. The display serves as both the digital gauge cluster as well as the on-board infotainment centre, and it runs BMW’s latest iDrive 8.5 software interface. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and additional features such as SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a premium stereo system are also included.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Basic features such as automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist are standard on all XM models, but more advanced technology is also available, including an adaptive cruise control system with lane-keeping feature. For more information on XM crash-test results, visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Key security features include:

  • Standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Standard Lane-Departure Warning with Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Adaptive cruise control available with lane-keeping feature

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

BMW offers a competitive limited and powertrain warranty backed by above-average complimentary scheduled maintenance.

  • Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance covered for three years or 36,000 miles

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