BMW The 2021 Art Basel appointment in Miami Beach has chosen to deliver the highly anticipated XM . Concept. It is, as the name implies, a concept car anticipating the shapes and contents of the BMW XM, un SUV Plug-in High performance designed directly by the German brand’s M division.
String model will be built Starting at the end of 2022 at the Spartanburg plant in the United States. BMW XM is a new project that started with a white paper. In fact, this high-performance SUV is not derived from any existing model of the German automaker. The BMW XM will be offered exclusively with the Plug-in powertrain. The German company has not shared much information about the car. Certainly, more details will be announced over the next few months.
Interior design and decoration
Over the past few weeks, a few teasers have allowed us to get a first look at the car. The teasers that let us guess it will have a special look, especially in the front. The concept confirms first impressions. The front, very huge, also expect some content that is likely to be We’ll see on the outstanding models in the future for the German brand. BMW says the headlights have been split into two separate units to help achieve a more powerful and attractive appearance.
It affects the large double kidney Horizontal twist featuring illuminated bezel. Large air intakes indicate a particularly powerful engine under the hood. In front, on the roof, there are additional lights that should not remain on the production model.
The rear of the vehicle has been developed to highlight the sporty look of this SUV. In particular, thebig publisher and 4 discharge conditions. The rear light clusters, very thin, have an L-shape. Behind the special roof line, which is heavily slanted to improve aerodynamics, can also be seen better. The SUV features 23-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. We also find the typical M rear-view mirrors and the battery charging flap near the left front wheel fender.
BMW Concept XM is an SUV that tries to raise the bar for luxury. You can see it very well from the inside as there are high quality materials like i Brown leather upholstery. The German brand has carefully designed the rear seats. The goal was to create a typical upscale atmosphere for the living room. In the back, passengers can sit on a large and comfortable “sofa” covered with quilted velvet.
Obviously, there is also the latest generation of technology seen in the manufacturer’s latest models. We find, for example, a large panel with projectors and infotainment screens that use the new iDrive 8 platform.
Unfortunately, BMW didn’t say much about the powertrain. Under the hood we find a twin-turbo V8 petrol engine with an electric motor. The brand has made it known that there is, as a whole, available 550 kW / 750 hp with a torque of 1000 Nm. In electric-only mode, the SUV will be able to travel up to 80 km. Battery capacity has not been announced, but given the mass of the SUV, it can be assumed that it is 20-30 kWh. It would be interesting to see the performance given the powertrain numbers.
All that remains is to wait for more information on the development of the series model.
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