In continuation of its 50th anniversary, BMW M GmbH brings The First-Ever BMW XM to Malaysia, a high-performance SAV with an electrified driving system.
BMW Malaysia has recently launched the First-Ever BMW XM, its first-ever high-performance SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) that comes with an electrified drive. The car features BMW’s newly developed M HYBRID drive system, coupled with model-specific M suspension technology, to provide a dynamic driving experience. Priced at 1.3 MillionRinggit. The car will be available in Malaysia in June 2023, with series production starting at the BMW Group Spartanburg plant in December 2022.
The BMW XM is an independently-developed production model that possesses exceptional specifications in every respect. It combines the design language of the BMW X models with bold extroversion and uncompromising elegance. As standard, the car features the M Aerodynamics Package and M High-Gloss Shadow Line, with Extended Contents available for the Shadow Line profile completed by Adaptive LED headlights with High-beam Assistant.
From the front, the First-Ever BMW XM features a large kidney grille with hallmark M horizontal double louvres, furnished with illuminated kidney grille contours. Above it, sits two power domes as elements of the expressively sculpted bonnet. Headlights split into two separate units, each for daytime running lights and low/high beams.
The sides of the car are characterised by a sloping roofline, which lends it a muscular and commanding appearance. The side windows offer a striking accent that emphasises the vehicle’s dynamic profile, enhanced further by a light gold-coloured trim strip running parallel to the window line.
The distinctively flared wheel arches give the BMW XM a powerful and electrifying look. Its width is further emphasised by the slimline and sharply defined L-shaped taillights. As with every BMW M model, the car features two twin tailpipes. However, distinguishing the electrified BMW M SAV from the rest, for the first time, the hexagonal tailpipes have been arranged vertically. Creating a unique interpretation of a signature M feature, while underlining the exceptional position of the most powerful BMW M model thus far within the BMW M model family.
The expressive style of the BMW XM’s exterior design continues inside the cabin. Besides the interior trim finishers in carbon fibre, the cabin of the SAV is defined by the BMW Curved Display, consisting of an Information Display and a high-resolution touchscreen Control Display. A familiar BMW driver orientation, as well as BMW M-specific displays, ensure that the driver has total control of all driving functions and data at any point in time. Visually denoting the M status of the SAV are the M Leather Steering Wheel, M Seat Belts and M Multifunctional Seats.
Besides that, new vintage leather has been utilised on the door panels, as well as the upper sections of the instrument panel. It is enhanced further by a special finishing process that brings out the natural characteristics of the Walknappa leather to visual perfection. On the other hand, ambient light and BMW Iconic Sounds Electric further enhance the atmosphere within the cabin, while in-car entertainment is provided by the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System. For greater comfort, drivers and passengers will find seat ventilation and 4-zone automatic air conditioning control while a massage function is available for the driver and front passenger.
Moving on towards the rear of the cabin, the M Lounge provides a bold contrast to the cockpit. With a generous feeling of space, first-class seating comfort is ensured by a full-width rear seat bench that curves and encloses the passengers. Meanwhile, sophisticated upholstery lends the space an exclusive lounge feel. Finally, Alcantara headliner with its prismatic 3D structure creates a visual highlight that contributes to a unique sense of space, perfectly showcasing workmanship and comfort in the most impressive manner.
The First-Ever BMW XM is a plug-in hybrid SUV, which combines an internal combustion engine with an electric motor, delivering a hallmark M performance while simultaneously increasing efficiency. The intelligent M xDrive all-wheel drive system delivers impressive driving dynamics, optimum handling and maximum traction. Additionally, drivers can also opt for 4WD Sport Mode for superb agility and 4WD Sand Mode when faced with irregular surfaces. At the same time, in conjunction with the flap-controlled sports exhaust system, a striking soundscape that perfectly matches the vehicle’s extroverted character is created.
With the inclusion of Launch Control, maximum acceleration is ensured from a standstill. The BMW XM is also equipped with, electronically controlled dampers, Active Roll Stabilisation, Integral Active Steering which provide impressive driving dynamics, agility, and traction. The high-voltage battery enables an all-electric range of up to 88 kilometres. It can be charged at up to 7.4 kW at any AC charging station, taking 4 hours and 15 minutes to fully charge.
The First-Ever BMW XM is a remarkable feat of engineering and design, blending electrified technology with high-performance and luxury features. Like no other, it offers exceptional specifications, uncompromising style, and a dynamic driving experience while guaranteeing a greener tomorrow. Available in Cape York Green, Mineral White, Marina Bay Blue and Black Sapphire, to learn more visit BMW Group.