a future 750 hp hybrid SUV!


Here is the BMW Concept XM! The in-house /// M preparer offers its first independent production, a 750 hp SUV!

The XM is back! Well, almost … this is not a Citroën sedan, but a concept developed by BMW. Very far from the Frenchwoman we all know, the BMW Concept XM is a big sporty SUV, which announces a production model launched at the end of 2022. With breathtaking performances on the program, this is the very first 100% /// M model since the legendary BMW M1!

A very assertive look

And difficult to approach BMW Concept XM without talking about its look. We have to admit that the SUV is not discreet. The BMW signature “kidneys” have taken another size (or even two), and are now surrounded by LEDs. As on the BMW M4, this grille is extended on the bonnet by two prominent dents. The optics are very refined and reduced to their simplest expression, and are reminiscent of the iX electric SUV. In profile, we notice a straight roof line, which ends in a massive third upright. And behind, BMW does not do more in classicism, with lights that go up on the fenders, an astonishing flat rear window, and two double triangular tailpipes. Note the BMW logo spelled out in the middle of the 23-inch rims, which always stays in the correct position, like on a Rolls-Royce.

The interior is no less loaded, especially because of the juxtaposition of many materials: brown leather, carbon, copper, yellow and green carpet … But if we disregard these choices, we finally find an interior not so far from the current BMW productions. We think in particular of the iX SUV, with its futuristic interior in a “lounge” style. The BMW Concept XM also reserves a place of choice for the rear passengers, with a good space for the legs.

The most powerful BMW M model in history

Under the hood, BMW promises the most powerful M model in its history. The Concept XM is equipped with a plug-in hybrid package, with a V8 under the hood. Total power 750 hp, for 1000 Nm of torque! Astonishing, moreover, that BMW did not bet on an ultra-powerful version of the electric iX : we can easily imagine an iX M of equivalent power, which would reconcile fans of sports cars of the brand and the new electric branch “i”. As it stands, BMW announces a 100% electric range of around 80 km.

If the styling is spectacular to say the least, it doesn’t seem so far removed from a production model. And for good reason: the BMW XM will enter in production from the end of next year. It remains to be seen whether it will keep its name in France: we know how fierce Citroën can be to defend its copyright, as Polestar can testify, still banned for sale in France.

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