2023 BMW XM: The M3 and M5 sports sedans are among BMW M’s best-known models. However, the performance division has recently taken many new turns, and the new 2023 XM brings together many of these innovative features in a single car—appropriate given that this is intended to be M’s new flagship. The XM introduces a new plug-in hybrid powertrain that is the first hybrid to ever bear the M badge as an SUV that is only offered as an M. We now have all the information on the production version of the XM, which is scheduled to go on sale in the United States in the first quarter of 2023. The concept version of the XM caused controversy when it made its debut last year.
Price of 2023 BMW XM
The XM will fight against other high-performance SUVs like the Audi RS Q8 and Mercedes-AMG GLE63, and it even has the Aston Martin DBX and Lamborghini Urus as higher aspirations. Starting at $159,995, it will have options that will raise the price significantly, and the more potent Label Red variant will have a tag price of more than $185,000. Whether you like it or not, this super-SUV is now the top model in the M series, and it will start making its way to American dealerships early in 2019.
What has changed for 2023?
The XM, a brand-new model for the BMW portfolio, is expected to enter production at the end of 2022 and hit the market at the start of 2023.
BMW XM Powertrain
The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 and an electric motor built inside the eight-speed automatic transmission make up the XM’s powertrain. A 25.7 kWh battery pack is also present, providing an estimated 30 miles of electric driving range. The Label Red version, which is expected to be even more potent and have a stated 735 horsepower and 735 pound-feet of torque, will have a total output of 644 horsepower and 590 pound-feet. The XM is now the most potent BMW currently in production, and it will need all that power to move its 6062-pound bulk.
BMW XM Performance – Engine, Transmission, and Other
In the XM, a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 that has been around for a while is combined with an electric motor and battery pack to produce an impressive 644 horsepower. 735 hp will be added to the limited-edition Label Red model’s horsepower. We observed the powertrain’s quick punch during our first test drive of an XM prototype in Austria and calculated that it should propel the XM to 60 mph in roughly 3.5 seconds. It will be comparable to sport SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus and the Lamborghini Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, both of whom in our tests achieved zero-to-60 mph times of 3.2 seconds. When in its Comfort driving mode, the XM’s coil-spring suspension system, which is enhanced by adjustable dampers and active anti-roll bars, offers a surprisingly pleasant ride. The XM’s handling is responsive and eager when it is in Sport, which makes it enjoyable to drive on winding roads.
Battery Life, Charging, and Range
The 25.7 kWh battery pack in the XM is rated to provide around 30 miles of electric-only range on a single charge. According to BMW, the XM’s inbuilt charger can juice the battery at a rate of up to 7.4 kW and should be able to charge the battery to 100 percent in just under three hours.
Fuel efficiency and actual MPG
Although the XM is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), we are not anticipating Prius-level fuel efficiency from this large, high-performance hybrid. The EPA has not yet provided figures for the XM’s fuel economy. When we have an opportunity, we’ll test the XM’s real-world performance on our 75-mph highway fuel efficiency route and updated this article with the findings.
Cargo, Comfort, and the Interior
The XM’s interior looks extremely high-end, down to the available leather upholstery that has a vintage appearance and was initially seen on the concept car. The XM’s cabin is strictly two rows, and instead of a big panoramic sunroof, customers can choose to have a faux-suede headliner with a geometric pattern and stunning fiber-optic lighting. We’ll update this piece with further information as soon as we learn more about the XM’s standard and extra-cost luxury amenities.
Connectivity and Information
Two-thirds of the dashboard is covered by a sizable, curved display. The display, which runs BMW’s most recent iDrive 8 user interface, functions as both an on-board infotainment center and a digital gauge cluster. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are anticipated to be standard, along with other amenities like SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a high-end audio system.
Coverage for Warranties and Maintenance
The limited and powertrain warranties that BMW offers are competitive, and they are strengthened by above-average complimentary regular maintenance.
- Four years or 50,000 miles are covered under the limited warranty.
- Four years or 50,000 miles are covered by the powertrain warranty.
- Three years or 36,000 miles are covered under the complimentary maintenance period.