BMW Concept XM, with a 750hp plug-in-hybrid powertrain, breaks cover
German automaker BMW has unveiled its Concept XM crossover at the 2021 Miami Beach show in the US. The premium four-wheeler has an aggressive look and a luxurious cabin with a focus on the driver. Under the hood, it is fueled by a plug-in-hybrid powertrain and promises an electric range of up to 48km. Here are more details.
Why does it matter?
- The Concept XM is BMW's second standalone M model and arrives 43 years after the debut of its first one: the M1 (1978).
- The XM previews a production version whose good looks, a bevy of tech-based features, and excellent performance should make it an attractive proposition for a lot of buyers. However, it will bear a hefty price tag.
The car has LED headlamps and four exhaust tips
The BMW Concept XM flaunts a sculpted bonnet with vents, two huge illuminated kidney grille pieces, sleek LED headlights, and a wide air vent. On the sides, it is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, flared wheel arches, and designer 23-inch wheels. A wedge-shaped windscreen, wraparound L-shaped taillights, four triangular exhaust tips, and "BMW" badging grace the rear section of the SUV.
It is fueled by a 750hp plug-in-hybrid powertrain
BMW Concept XM runs on an M Hybrid drive system that combines a V8 engine with an electric motor. The setup delivers a combined output of 750hp of power and 1,000Nm of torque. The car can drive up to 48km solely using battery power.
The vehicle gets ambient lighting and flat-bottom steering wheel
The BMW Concept XM has a luxurious cabin, featuring ambient lighting, vintage-looking brown leather upholstery with carbon fiber and copper accents, an aquamarine-colored bench seat in the second row, a headliner with an illuminated 3D prism structure, and a flat-bottom multifunctional steering wheel. It also houses a curved display for the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment panel. The production version will get airbags.
BMW Concept XM: Pricing and availability
In the US, the production version of BMW Concept XM is expected to carry a price tag of around $150,000 (roughly Rs. 1.1 crore) and will be up for grabs next year. Details regarding its availability in India are unavailable.