2024 BMW XM Redesign, Specs, Release Date – The M performance branch of BMW, maker of the M3 and M5 sedans (considered land rockets), has unleashed a hot-rod SUV on the tall-speedster class. BMW’s new XM is a two-row crossover with severe sporting ambitions, and it will sit above the three-row X7 in the company’s SUV lineup. The XM Concept from 2021 served as inspiration for the 2023 model year’s design. The roof is slightly slanted, suggesting a fastback profile, and there are sizeable kidney-shaped grille openings and piled exhaust pipes. A plug-in hybrid engine with twin-turbocharged V-8s generates 644 horsepower under the hood. We are intrigued by the XM’s potential for performance rather than the fact that an ultimately charged battery should allow for about 30 miles of electric-only driving.
BMW’s newest model, the XM, will hit dealership lots in the first half of 2024. Leather seats, massive 23-inch wheels, a sleek curved infotainment display, and a suite of driver-assistance features contribute to the XM’s high starting price. Shortly after the car’s release, a limited-edition variant called the Label Red will be added to the lineup, boasting a more potent engine with its otherwise distinctive interior and exterior design.
2024 BMW XM Redesign
How should we even start? The new 2024 BMW XM SUV already seems to have every panel and vent yelling for attention, so even extreme modders like Mansory would have difficulty coming up with something more over the top. Let’s start with the good news: the BMW XM’s exterior is an upgrade over the downright frightening Concept XM, though it’s still the lesser of two evils. Elements such as the split headlights on the newest X7 and the good, intimidating profile work, but only when taken separately. The whole product is still very inconsistent when put together. Octagonal grilles, more minor than on the Concept but still massive, share design cues with other M-performance vehicles by featuring horizontal slats. An all-black exterior already appears more sophisticated than the shown model’s NightGold Metallic accents. The availability of 22-inch alternatives only heightens the 23-inch rims’ divisive style.
Continuing with the side view, the excessively bulky tire arch cladding is an eyesore. However, the door handles and side charging outlet should be commended for their familiarity with drivers of conventional automobiles. New quad tailpipes are piled unconventionally on either side of a sizable diffuser in the trunk. The 3D taillight clusters are neat, and the rest of the back end is fantastic, but the BMW logos engraved into the rear window don’t work as an effective homage to the M1. Seven base hues are available at launch, with much more available through the BMW Individual color selector. This is undeniably a vehicle that cares deeply about specifications.
The BMW XM’s dimensions show how big it is for a two-row SUV. Its length of 201.2 inches is 2.4 inches less than that of the longer three-row X7. The XM is 69.1 inches tall and 78.9 inches wide (a full 0.2 inches wider than the X7). It has a long wheelbase of 122.2 inches. With 8.7 inches of ground clearance, you can try reckless off-roading and scare the living daylights out of any unwary wildlife. However, the XM’s curb weight of 6,062 pounds makes it extremely difficult to move if you get trapped in the mud. The base X7 and the nearly similarly sized Lamborghini Urus have significantly less weight than their competitors. This BMW is almost as heavy as the V12-powered Rolls-Royce Cullinan stronghold.
The 2024 BMW XM interior is as luxurious as the rest of the vehicle, down to the optional vintage-style leather upholstery in the concept model. Unfortunately, the XM only has room for two passengers in the cabin. Instead of a panoramic roof, buyers can elect for a faux-suede headliner with a geometric pattern and fiber-optic lighting for added drama. Bowers & Wilkins offers a Diamond Surround Sound System with illuminated tweeters as an upgrade choice.
A giant curved screen takes up the majority of the panel. The screen is BMW’s digital instrument cluster and multimedia hub, using the newest version of the iDrive user interface. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless connectivity are standard, as are other amenities like SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a high-quality sound system.
The BMW’s motor continues the trend of extravagance seen throughout the vehicle. Unlike “M-lite” versions like the M340i, which employs a mild-hybrid system, this is the first high-performance BMW M model with an electrified powertrain. While the BMW XM’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 generates 483 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, it receives additional power from a synchronous electric generator that is part of the car’s transmission. The total output is 644 horsepower at 5,400 revolutions per minute and 590 pound-feet of torque from the electric engine at 1,600 to 5,000 revolutions per minute. The XM can sprint from zero to sixty miles per hour in 4.1 seconds thanks to its eight-speed automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel-drive technology. The maximum speed increases to 168 mph when the optional M Driver’s Kit is installed. If you only use electric propulsion, you can reach a top speed of 87 miles per hour. The electric motor’s pre-gearing step boosts its torque to 332 lb-ft, which helps it get up to speed quickly and pass on the highway. A wet multi-plate separation clutch is also helpful when switching from gas to electric power.
Despite its potent engines and eye-catching exterior, it trails several other sport utility vehicles in acceleration. However, an even speedier XM is in the works. This high-performance XM, the XM Label Red, will have “over” 735 horsepower and 735 pound-feet of torque, making a 0–60 mph speed of around 3.5 seconds plausible. In addition, BMW has gone all out to counteract the XM’s weight, installing an adaptive M chassis, rear-wheel steering, and an underfloor battery. But, of course, the only way to know is to get behind the wheel.
Although official EPA scores for the XM have not been released, its limited range can be attributed to its significant curb weight and powerful 4.4-liter V8. However, preliminary tests based on the EPA’s testing process indicate that BMW expects an all-electric range of around 30 miles. The BMW X7 M50i, which is smaller but has a 4.4-liter V8, achieves 17 mpg combined, so the XM’s V8 won’t gain more than 15 mpg. The XM has a reasonable range thanks to its electric engine and an 18.2-gallon gas tank combination. The 29.5 kWh lithium-ion battery has a charging time of about 3.25 hours from empty to full. With a 7.4 kilowatt AC charger, of course.
2024 BMW XM Release Date and Price
Now that everything about the 2024 BMW XM has been unveiled, the formal release date is the first quarter of 2024. However, manufacturing will begin in late 2023 at California’s Plant Spartanburg. The more potent XM Label Red will be unveiled after the standard XM has made its debut, with manufacturing beginning in the summer of 2024.
BMW’s most costly sport utility vehicle to date The base price of a 2024 BMW XM in the United States will be $159,000 (MSRP), minus a $995 destination and processing fee. BMW is being less precise than it could be about the XM Label’s price, only saying it will be “over $185,000.