UPDATE: Australian first look at BMW HQ
The new BMW XM is now in Australia., and we’ve taken a closer look at its styling and features. Watch the video below, and keep reading below for more details on the $297,900 PHEV SUV, the hero of the M division.
Update, October 2022: The BMW XM makes its world debut at the Melbourne Motor Classica.
BMW’s M division has unveiled its new hero. $297,900 BMW XM SUV At the Motor Classica this past weekend in Melbourne. Watch our walk-around video below, and continue reading for all the details.
The story here
September 28: Australian pricing has been revealed for the new 2023 BMW XM Performance SUV, starting at $297,900 before on-road costs.
It’s a great asking price, but with The 2023 BMW XM offers 480kW of power and 800Nm of torque Through a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 matched to an electric plug-in hybrid system – and a 0-100km/h time of just 4.3 seconds – BMW seems confident it will find willing buyers.
The 2023 BMW XM will go on sale in Australia in the first half of 2023, while a more powerful 550kW/1000Nm XM Label Red model will follow later in the year.
As described in our big reveal story below, The 2023 BMW XM promises an all-electric driving range of around 82 km From its 25.7kWh lithium-ion battery system, tested on the WLTP cycle.
Like all plug-in hybrid models, the XM can also operate in petrol-electric hybrid mode, although fuel consumption figures for hybrid driving have yet to be confirmed.
As a plug-in hybrid, the XM isn’t capable of charging as fast as most all-electric offerings, with AC charging speed listed at 7.4kW.
|2023 BMW XM standard features for Australia|
|Adaptive M Suspension Professional|
|Eight-speed M Steptronic transmission|
|M Sport Differential|
|22-inch M light alloy wheels (23-inch wheels are a no-cost option)|
|Tire pressure monitor|
|Travel and Comfort System|
|Hot and cold front cup holders|
|M Multi-function front seats|
|M seat belts|
|Comfort Pack (ventilated seats, massage function, heat comfort pack, heated front|
|and rear seats).|
|Sun protection glazing|
|Driving Assistant Professional|
|Parking Assistant Plus|
|Live Cockpit Professional with HUD|
|BMW Connected Package Professional|
|Bowers and Wilkins Surround Sound System|
|Wireless smartphone charging|
|Soft close doors|
|BMW gesture control|
|BMW Iconic Sounds Electric|
|BMW Individual interior with leather ‘Merino’ upholstery|
|Outer Line Night Gold (M High Gloss Shadow Line No Cost Option)|
|Carbon fiber interior trim|
|4-zone climate control|
|The illuminated grill surrounds the BMW iconic glow|
|5-year BMW Service Inclusive (BSI) package|
|Flexible Fast Charge Cable (Mode 2)|
|Public charging cable (mode 3)|
2023 BMW XM Specs: The Basics
|Power train||The 4.4LM TwinPower Turbo V8 petrol engine combines BMW eDrive technology with the M HYBRID system with a synchronous electric motor and lithium-ion battery.|
|Drive||All Wheel (M xDrive)|
|Combined Output (kW)||480|
|0-100 km/h (sec)||4.3|
|HV Battery (Net kWh)||25.7|
|EV range (WLTP, km)||82-88 km#|
The story here
2023 BMW XM Revealed
- 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with plug-in hybrid assistance
- The first dedicated M car since the M1, the first electrified M car
- The XM produces 480kW/800Nm. Hot Label Red variant coming
The 2023 BMW XM has been revealed, breaking new ground for BMW’s fabled M division.
The XM represents the first standalone model since the M1 supercar, and marks the performance specialist’s first forays into electrification by introducing the first plug-in hybrid powertrain to the M-badged community.
What’s under the bonnet?
The BMW XM is powered by BMW’s 4.4-litre hot-V twin-turbo S68 V8, which made its debut in the new X7 M60i, producing 390kW and 750Nm.
Here, in the M division’s new flagship SUV, the twin-turbo V8 is complemented by an electric motor inside BMW’s eight-speed automatic transmission, with a 25.7kWh battery pack giving an electric-only driving range of around 80 on the WLTP cycle. is km. – Up to 140 km/h. Total combined output is 480kW and 800Nm, with the big beast able to see triple digits from a standstill in 4.3-seconds.
How big is it, really?
The BMW XM is significantly larger than the BMW X5 and X6, but in fact the three-row X7 is smaller than the larger SUV – similar to the difference between Audi’s larger Q7 and sportier Q8.
Inside, BMW’s XM has a two-row arrangement that seats a total of five people. Drivers take command of BMW’s state-of-the-art iDrive 8 infotainment system with an ultrawide display consisting of a 12.3-inch driver information screen and a 14.9-inch central control screen.
The cabin’s presentation is just as stunning as the exterior, with release imagery depicting some wild detailing options, including two-tone blue leather and ‘vintage’ brown leather aimed at an already aged look.
One of the headliners features its XM headliner, which features a glowing and sculptural three-dimensional roof curved in ambient light, which will dynamically react to objects such as when someone The paired phone receives a call, or when a resident may be in danger. Opening the door at a risk.
Is this a production car?
Yes. With its latest flagship SUV, the M division is doubling down on its contemporary design language that includes flat surfacing, a larger-than-life kidney grille with a contrasting kidney grille from razor-thin headlights.
A few elements have been cut from the polarizing XM concept, but let us know what you think of the production-ready car in the comments below.
A chrome trim runs the beltline of the car’s side, kicking up the rear doors in homage to BMW’s signature Hofmeister kink.
The car is cornered as standard by 23-inch wheels and is suspended by conventional steel springs and assisted by 48-volt active roll stabilization.
Want more performance?
The ‘standard’ BMW XM features a number of hot, limited-edition variants with the first BMW XM Label Red version to appear following the XM’s US release in the first quarter of 2023.
The XM Label Red will be the first of what BMW calls “a series of BMW XM Label models”, with various rumors mentioning a possible future “Label Black”.
The 2023 BMW XM Label Red will be available for a limited time, and produces around 550kW and 996Nm.
It will also get unique wheels, paint, upholstery and trim selection, with BMW USA announcing a price of US$185,000 (AU$287,965 converted) for the XM Label Red. Production of the XM Label Red is scheduled for the last quarter of 2023, with more details to come.
In US pricing, the 2023 BMW XM opens at US$159,995, which equates to AU$248,802 at the current exchange rate.
Australian availability is unconfirmed at this stage, although global production is expected to begin by the end of 2022, with US deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2023.
September 15: BMW XM teased ahead of imminent reveal
BMW M The first electrified model – and its first standalone vehicle in 40 years – is just around the corner.
A short teaser video from BMW USA confirmed this. 2023 BMW XM The plug-in hybrid SUV will be unveiled on September 28 at 8am AEST, following several leaks and previews.
In a 25-second video posted on YouTube – titled ‘The Worlds of X&M Collision’ – a rumble can be heard from the XM’s twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, assisted by a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Technology will be done.
Combined, the flagship BMW XM will produce 559kW and 1000Nm in flagship guise, while the entry-level version produces 355kW.
The expected shape of the XM large SUV – which is based on the X7 – is no surprise, with leaked patents earlier this month revealing its design.
Our rendering of the final design (Image throughout) show that it will be more refined than last year’s concept, although large nostrils will still dominate the front end.
The show car’s illuminated grille has been slightly reduced in size, but retains much of its width, while the slim daytime running lights, headlights, and angular details of the concept appear largely unchanged.
Meanwhile, the rear end has been toned-down, with taillights that are dramatically tucked into the rear quarters and the large M1-inspired roof extension with integrated BMW logo removed – and its A take-on panel has been installed in place that simply pays homage.
Stacked quad exhaust pipes remain in place, however, reminding buyers and onlookers that this is a proper BMW M car.