If I were to guess, I think BMW has prided itself on shaking things up when it comes to automotive design as of late. The introduction of their new controversial grille designs has certainly turned some heads – for good and for bad. However, BMW isn’t done with creating a bit of an uproar as they have introduced a new Concept XM plug-in hybrid M SUV.

The new BMW Concept XM embodies a totally new design language that we could see set a new tone for the “looks” of new BMW X models, which is their lineup of SUVs. With the inevitable move to electric vehicles coming down the pipeline, BMW has made a subtle move in making the new XM a plug-in hybrid, which permits them to make the XM the most powerful M vehicle ever produced.

I know what you’re thinking, why is the most powerful M vehicle an SUV? Yes, I wondered the same thing. However, you must realize that the most popular vehicle type right now is an SUV and such vehicles are what bolsters automotive manufacturers so they can build sports cars and one-off track machines.

Powering the new BMW XM plug-in hybrid is a combination of the brand’s twin-turbo V8 engine, likely a version of their 4.4-liter, and an electric motor for a combined output of 750 horsepower and 727 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor will be over 20-kWh and provide an all-electric range of about 30 miles based on the U.S. EPA cycle. Official ratings have yet to be released.

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By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: New Car Preview: 2023 BMW Concept XM Plug-In Hybrid M SUV
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/75734/new-car-preview-2023-bmw-concept-xm-plug-in-hybrid
Published Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:29:49 +0000