First Series Production Hybrid BMW XM Ready to Hit the Road

First Series Production Hybrid BMW XM Ready to Hit the Road
First Series Production Hybrid BMW XM Ready to Hit the Road

M, the high performance brand of BMW, of which Borusan Otomotiv is the Turkey representative, continues its 50th anniversary celebrations with the BMW XM. The concept model of the brand, introduced last summer, is ready to hit the road in 653 with its hybrid engine producing 800 horsepower and 2023 Nm of torque and its extraordinary design. Having the title of being the first original M car produced since the BMW M1 model, the BMW XM will also use the first M HYBRID engine in M ​​history.

BMW XM is changing the balance in the automotive industry.

BMW XM, which will start production in the first quarter of 2023 at the Spartanburg Plant of the BMW Group in America, which has hosted the production of more than one M automobile and engine, is a 4.4-liter V8-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo accompanying plug-in hybrid electric motor. powered internal combustion engine. Making a difference with its high-revving character reflecting the M spirit, the BMW XM accelerates from 8 to 0 km/h in just 100 seconds with its M HYBRID engine technology and 4.3-speed M Steptronic transmission. BMW XM, which can travel 82-88 km entirely on electricity and offers an emission-free drive up to 140 km/h, draws attention with its mixed fuel consumption of 1.5-1.6 lt/100 km.

Solid Touches and Powerful M Lines from BMW X Models

Shaped by BMW's new design approach, the BMW XM carries traces of the future with its muscular body in SAV forms, sporty silhouette and striking rear design. The headlights divided into two separate units and the giant illuminated BMW kidney grilles used in BMW's luxury segment models support the luxurious and striking stance of the BMW XM. The long wheelbase, strong proportions and model-specific 21-inch wheels support the car's powerful side profile, while light-alloy 23-inch wheels with the M department signature elevate the BMW XM to a unique level in terms of both ride and appearance. The vertically designed M double outlet exhausts, the unusually designed spoiler for maximum aerodynamics and the vertical rear window form the rear view of the BMW XM. The sculptural design of the taillights with LED technology, on the other hand, refers to the powerful stance of the car.

Driver-Oriented, Luxurious and Ambitious Cabin

The headliner with its three-dimensional prism structure and eye-catching lighting brings the atmosphere inside the BMW XM to a completely different point. Four different equipment variants are offered for the instrument and door panels covered in the new Vintage Leather. BMW XM reflects all driving details, including the gear shift light, to the driver with a new 12.3-inch graphic display with the BMW Curved Screen unique to M models. Widgets specific to M cars, such as vehicle setup and tire status, are displayed on the 14.9-inch multimedia screen. BMW XM comes with BMW Operating System 8. Head-Up Display, BMW Personal Assistant and BMW Curved Screen, which also includes information specific to M cars, meet under the roof of this system. In addition, this system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While the Bowers & Wilkins sound system with ceiling-mounted speakers in the BMW XM takes the interior design of the car to the next level; BMW XM's driving pleasure is further enhanced by the BMW IconicSounds Electric, developed specifically for M HYBRID driving by the BMW Group's soundtrack composer, Hans Zimmer.

New Chassis Allowing Performance and Comfortable Driving

The BMW XM takes the unparalleled comfort and superior driving pleasure it offers in its cabin from its infrastructure specially developed for M. This technology, which offers an experience beyond the segment in which the car is located, also allows drivers to adjust according to their driving character using the M Setup menu. This advanced system, which offers M dynamism in different conditions, from city use to rough terrain, from highway driving to maximum mobility on heavy ground, works extremely safely with the drivetrain and creates the highest level of handling capability.

The First Hybrid Engine Befitting 50 Years of Successful History: BMW M HYBRID

The newly developed 4.4-liter, V8-cylinder, TwinPower Turbo-fed conventional internal combustion engine produces 489 horsepower, while the electric motor mounted on an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission has a power output of 197 horsepower. A first in M ​​history, the M HYBRID unit thus achieves a total power output of 653 horsepower and 800 Nm. Intelligently managed power interaction between the engines ensures performance worthy of the M department in all driving modes. Thanks to the combination of electricity felt from the first start and the power released by the internal combustion engine, the BMW XM accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. Meanwhile, an energetic soundtrack with emotional appeal, rare for an eight-cylinder engine, accompanies the BMW XM.

Used for the first time in an M car, the asymmetrically shaped exhausts can be electronically controlled.

BMW XM LABEL RED, which is planned to take its place in the BMW XM product range in the last quarter of 2023, will be the most powerful of this series. BMW XM LABEL RED changes the balance in the SAV segment with its total output of 748 horsepower and a maximum torque of 1000 Nm. The BMW XM carries compactly designed high-voltage lithium-ion battery packs under its body. Thus, with its center of gravity close to the ground, the BMW XM achieves to increase the BMW driving pleasure to an unprecedented level by reflecting the maximum dynamism during performance driving.

In addition, the BMW XM features an operating concept exclusive to M cars, designed for direct access to chassis, steering, braking system, M xDrive and energy recovery settings. Two different M buttons on the steering wheel provide direct access to the driving profiles created by the driver. Thanks to this button, the screen content and driver assistance systems can be configured as desired.

The M xDrive all-wheel drive system, which has been specially developed by M engineers for M cars, maximizes traction, agility and directional stability, and offers three different modes together, including 4WD Sand, which can be selected from the M Setup menu. Adaptive M suspensions offered as standard in the BMW XM can be controlled electrically from within the cabin according to the driving condition, while bringing active stabilization.

The First M Car with the Largest Automated Drive and Parking Capabilities

The BMW XM stands out as the model with the most extensive automatic driving and parking system among M cars ever produced. In BMW XM, in addition to the Rear Driving Assistant and the Parking Assistant Plus, which offers the opportunity to show the car's surroundings in 3D in the parking lot; Driving Assistant Professional, which includes advanced features such as Forward Collision Warning, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, and Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function, is also offered as standard.

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