At Art Basel’s 2021 Miami Beach show, BMW M GmbH announced a new concept PHEV called the BMW XM. The model will begin production at the end of 2022 at BMW’s Spartanburg factory in Greer, South Carolina. The XM will only be offered as a PHEV and sell exclusively as an M model.
BMW confirmed that the XM’s PHEV powertrain will provide it with a power output of 740 bhp and a maximum of 738 lb-ft of torque. While battery specifications have not yet been revealed, the OEM said that its concept would support an all-electric driving range of up to 49 miles (80 km) on the WLTP cycle.
Inside the cockpit area, a surface made from carbon fiber interwoven with copper thread creates a backdrop for displays and air vents as well as control and operating elements. The OEM confirmed that its Curved Display screen would feature in the model and support the latest generation of iDrive, its proprietary infotainment system.
The M-specific version of the system renders the BMW Concept XM will allow users to define their preferred hybrid driving mode and enable the pure-electric driving mode.