From the BMW M1 in the late 1970s, now BMW’s performance M division unveiled the all-new 2022 BMW XM SUV. The second stand-alone M model and the first that has an electrified power-train. Developed by the M division, the XM SUV is still in its concept stage. However, it will go into flagship production in 2023 which also marks the 50TH Anniversary of the BMW M sub-brand. The new XM rivals other performance SUVs such as the Lamborghini Urus and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. here is everything you need to know about the new BMW XM.
2022 BMW XM Styling and design
From the front, the new BMW XM features a bold look. This is brought by a new horizontal kidney grille and slimline headlights. The 2022 BMW XM also has a sculpted bonnet, big front air intakes and black grille elements. Not only that, the XM’s kidney grille looks floating, thanks to a darkened lower styling feature under the grille.
Straight to the rear end, a lot of cool features is all you get such as the vertically placed twin exhaust pipes and slimline l-shaped taillights.
Engine, power and performance
Under the hood, the 2022 BMW XM packs a 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine. The v8 engine is also paired with a plugin hybrid system where this combination delivers 550kw and 1000 NM of torque. However, BMW hasn’t revealed the actual acceleration performance figures yet. But we expect with the SUV having such an amount of power it should do zero to sixty in very few seconds.
Interior and infotainment features
Inside, the 2022 BMW XM features a spacious posh interior full of quality materials and modern tech features. A vintage brown leather, carbon fibre and copper elements make up the luxurious interior. Also, the XM has a spacious second row with quilted velvet seats that can be transformed into a luxurious lounge.
On the dash is a large curved rectangular display that stretches from the digital gauge cluster to the passenger grab handle. this display features the digital cluster gauge as well as the infotainment system. The familiar BMW iDrive rotary controller can be found directly to the right of the shift lever. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are expected to be standard, as well as SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a premium audio system.