Wednesday, November 30, 2022
News Rumour Mill: BMW XM Will Get Three Different Powertrains

Rumour Mill: BMW XM Will Get Three Different Powertrains

Expect BMW to spread the XM around

  • Black and Red Label to join full-fat BMW XM

  • First M-only crossover due late this year

BMW‘s XM concept showed up late last year as the first crossover from the brand designed exclusively as an M. But while it will be only an M, that doesn’t mean just one powertrain and one version. A new report says that two more powertrains are rumoured to hit the production XM.

The first BMW XM will be the twin-turbo 4.4L V8 model with plug-in hybrid backup making 750 hp – the most for any roadgoing BMW – and allowing for about 50 km of electric range.

BMW Blog reports that two more will follow, with a source saying they’ll use the same hardware with a significantly different state of tune. The entry-level will reportedly be badged BMW XM Red Label, and that would be more luxury-focused and have around 600 hp. Next up, stealing from inside the company at Rolls Royce, would be the midrange Black Label version of the XM, at around 650 hp. The full-power model? Expect that to be badged BMW XM Competition.

Will this lead to some confusion? Probably, it’s the problem you run into as an automaker when you decide to launch a new model exclusively with the performance branch badge instead of the usual spread of medium and high-range models below it.



Trending Now

Volkswagen May Team Up with Foxconn to Build Scout Vehicles

Taiwanese Foxconn is currently building the Lordstown Endurance pickup. Volkswagen announced the return of the Scout brand last May. Volkswagen is actively shopping for...

Volkswagen Says its Autonomous Vehicles will be Mainstream by the End of the Decade

The company aims to have autonomous vehicles everywhere by 2030. Until then, it wants to implement Robotaxis in Hamburg in 2025. Other automakers...

Consumer Reports Knocks the Ford Mustang Mach-E Off its Recommended List

Its declining reliability is at fault. Ford’s quality has suffered over the last few years. Not quite two weeks ago, Consumer Reports (CR) released...

Tesla Now Has 1.5 Million Reservations for the Cybertruck

The controversial truck reportedly received 250,000 reservations within a week of its launch in 2019. The company now says production will begin in...

The degradation of batteries is concerning in the UK

When the battery capacity reaches 80 %, its life cycle is near its useful cycle. Battery degradation varies from car models. EV owners...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.