New 2023 BMW XM plug-in hybrid super SUV!
BMW XM plug-in hybrid super SUV – Overview
The internet instantly began dissecting the BMW XM plug-in hybrid super SUV, unveiled to commemorate 50 years of motorsport.
Its unique style, name, electrification, and, of course, the fact that it is an SUV were the critical points of debate.
Even the fact that it still featured a powerful V8 under the hood and produced 653 horsepower and 800 Nm (590 pound-foot) of torque didn’t appease the detractors.
A Red Label version that is even more potent will be available, with more than 750 horsepower and a peak torque of 1,000 Nm (737-pound feet). These are great numbers for an SUV.
Thoughts about the BMW XM appear to be shifting now that things have calmed down a few months after it was initially displayed online.
Even though BMW doesn’t explicitly state it, the XM primarily targets the American and Chinese markets. However, according to reports, the manufacturer has gotten positive feedback and anticipates that this model will succeed.
Why BMW anticipates selling a few dozen of these per year, even in my home country of Romania, where SUVs are also top-rated?
They said that even on the small local market, they already had 15 orders for the vehicle, which is anticipated to cost roughly €180,000 when I attended the local reveal yesterday night, which was hosted in an ideal setting in northern Bucharest.
And after really seeing this brazen, obnoxious sports SUV, I started to grasp why people find it so appealing.
I want to start by saying that I was among those who condemned BMW for producing a plug-in hybrid SUV as part of its 50th-anniversary lineup.
Even if the market and sales figures quickly disprove me, I still don’t think an SUV should have the M logo. Perhaps I’m just stuck in the past.
The car doesn’t look all that horrible in person; I think the front and back fascias are robust and serve a function, but the side profile could have used a little more excitement.
However, you cannot ask for more excitement inside.
It has to be one of the most excellent automobile interiors right now, with the blue leather on the seats, the vintage-looking brown leather on the dash, the distinctive lit headliner, and the dynamic driving stance.
Would I have preferred this SUV to a custom car with a comparable interior?
However, riding in a BMW XM does manage to entice you. So, what do you think of this enormous plug-in SUV? Let us know in the comments.