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At Art Basel’s 2021 Miami Beach show, BMW M GmbH presented the new BMW Concept XM; the concept car looks ahead to the most powerful BMW M car ever to go into series production, which is set to begin at the end of 2022. Electrification underpins an extraordinary driving experience which allows the driver to both glide along in near silence and enjoy the engaging pleasure of high performance driving, M-style.

The BMW Concept XM provides a preview of the new front end design for BMW’s forthcoming luxury-class models. It also introduces a highly progressive and distinctive take on BMW X model design, and an all-new form of luxury and sense of space for the interior.


The series-production model—the BMW XM—will begin production at the end of 2022 at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina; the US is the most important sales market for the new high-performance vehicle. BMW M will therefore be introducing its first standalone vehicle since the legendary BMW M1 in the year it celebrates its 50th anniversary. The BMW XM will be available only as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and exclusively as an M model.

The bold exterior styling of the BMW Concept XM reflects the vehicle’s exceptional performance attributes: power, agility, and precision, plus an

The newly developed M Hybrid drive system in the BMW Concept XM brings together a V8 engine and a high-performance electric motor to develop a maximum output of 750 hp and peak torque of 737 lb-ft (999 N·m). ALl-electric range is estimated to be up to 80 km (WLTP) or up to 30 miles (EPA).


Based on the latest generation of BMW iDrive, the M-specific version of the control/operation system renders the high-performance character of the BMW Concept XM within the digital world.

Displayed in the familiar three M colors, the user interface lends itself perfectly to a sporty driving experience. It presents the modes of the hybrid drive system as well as the pure-electric driving mode with aesthetic appeal. The BMW Curved Display provides a stage for presenting this tailored design and previews the user interface in all future BMW M models.



2 comments. Why bother with the V8? So you can hear the engine roar while being passed by battery electric Teslas or GM Hummers?

"All-electric range is estimated to be up to 80 km (WLTP) or up to 30 miles (EPA). " This shows how useless the WLTP rating is as 80 km = 50 miles.


This 1st BMW M SUV is the worst in a long time. Even the BMW design era Bangle was even more beautiful. An SUV is seldom as bulky and misshapen as this XM. I look at the Hummer H1 EV much more elegantly and it is a BEV as it should be in 2021.
BMW M disqualifies itself from developing clearly appealing vehicles. And such a monster SUV XM is certainly not a successor to the only real M1. I hope that all tax offices worldwide will finally stop subsidizing these 750HP petrol V8 PHEVs and that especially the USA will charge a Gas Guzzler Tax of 5000 $. Whoever buys an XM privately can do this if he pays for everything himself. But! Why such a monster V8 PHEV SUV weighing 6666 pounds? It is illogical to me what BMW M is doing here, because the example of the Corvette C8 Z06 shows how you can develop and build super sports cars if you can like the Corvette TEAM!

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