The BMW XM is a plug-in hybrid electric full-size luxury crossover SUV manufactured by BMW under the BMW M subsidiary.The 2023 BMW XM is controversial: it’s a bit odd-looking, it’s massively expensive, and it’s very heavy.
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Today I’m reviewing the XM, and I’m going to show you the quirks and features of this ultra-luxury high-performance SUV. I’m also going to drive the XM, and I’ll show you what it’s like behind the wheel of the new BMW XM.
The XM’s internal combustion engine, the twin-turbocharged BMW S68,has been revised to have a stronger crankshaft, and the turbochargers have been placed closer to the exhaust manifold.Combined with the 4.4 L V8 is an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed automatic gearbox, producing 144 kW and 281 N⋅m, for a total of 480 kW and 800 N⋅m.
The XM has permanent four-wheel drive, with a bespoke M Sport differential situated at the rear axle allowing for torque vectoring.The XM’s handling is controlled by 48-volt electrical active anti-roll bars along with steel springs, adaptive M dampers and active steering.Power is sent via an 8-speed automatic transmission.source