BMW’s XM efficiency SUV revealed final September to mark 50 years of BMW M has spawned a extra highly effective vary topper.
It is referred to as the XM Label Crimson, and its hybrid V-8 powertrain pumps out a heady 738 hp—a determine that makes it probably the most highly effective road-going car ever developed by BMW M. It is also a major leap up from the usual XM which is rated at 644 hp.
Estimated efficiency figures for the XM Label Crimson embrace a 0-60 mph time of three.7 seconds and a high pace of 155 mph as normal or 175 mph with the out there M Driver’s Package deal.
Energy in all XM variants comes from a plug-in hybrid system incorporating a newly developed twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8. The engine is mated to a single electrical motor built-in with the transmission, on this case an 8-speed automated, and it drives all 4 wheels by way of a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system.
A 19.2-kwh (usable power) battery pack means round 30 miles of electrical vary needs to be potential. In electrical mode, peak output is 194 hp and the car produces a sound that BMW employed well-known movie rating composer Hans Zimmer to assist create.
Along with the efficiency enhance, the XM Label Crimson is additional distinguished from the usual XM by way of model-specific paint, wheels (23-inch normal), and trim. There isn’t any lacking the purple accents that litter the outside and cabin. Additionally distinctive to the XM Label Crimson is a splash accent strip completed in a carbon-fiber satin impact with purple and blue accents, that are the colours of BMW M. The car additionally comes with a headliner with a three-dimensional floor.
2024 BMW XM Label Crimson
BMW additionally teams quite a lot of efficiency choices as normal, together with adaptive dampers, energetic roll bars, rear-wheel steering, and lots of the XM’s usually out there driver-assist options. Among the many driver-assist options is BMW’s Freeway Assistant, which permits hands-free driving at speeds as much as 85 mph on limited-access highways.
The XM Label Crimson makes its formal debut subsequent week on the 2023 Shanghai auto present. It goes into manufacturing in August at BMW Group’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and is predicted in showrooms by the autumn. Pricing info might be introduced nearer to the market launch however BMW has beforehand hinted at a beginning value of $185,995. The common XM can be due at showrooms within the fall and is confirmed to start out at $159,995.