Friday, January 28, 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.



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