BMW went the sneaky route with the third XM trim, debuting the mannequin in a YouTube video across the time of the XM Label Pink launch. That is the plug-in hybrid model of BMW M’s new tremendous SUV, becoming the corporate’s M TwinPower 3.0-liter inline-six gasoline engine as an alternative of the 4.4-liter V8 within the entry XM and XM Label Pink. In different functions, that six-cylinder makes 375 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque by itself. Mixed output from the e-motor within the eight-speed transmission, collectively known as the M Hybrid, will likely be 469 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. That makes this the least historically potent model within the XM lineup behind the 644 hp and 590 lb-ft within the base XM and the 738 hp and 738 lb-ft within the XM Label Pink. The XM 50e is much less highly effective than the 7 Collection M760e that makes use of the identical engine, the hybrid sedan producing a mixed 563 hp and 590 lb-ft.
BMW timed the dash to 62 mph at 5.1 seconds, 0.7 seconds behind the entry V8-powered XM. The all-electric vary would not change from the opposite XMs, BMW saying the XM 50e can do an estimated 76 to 84 all-electric kilometers on the WLTP cycle (47 and 52 miles). The return on funding is getting as much as 10% to twenty% higher mixed gas financial system on the WLTP cycle.
Dynamic chops toe the corporate line due to the rear-wheel steering, Adaptive M Suspension Skilled and M Sport differential. As a part of the trim differentiation scheme, the XM 50e will put on an M brand with silver edging, excessive gloss black particulars and a black accent band across the greenhouse, and a set of distinctive 23-inch wheels.
BMW Weblog credit its sources for information that the hybrid XM is not coming to the U.S., that the automaker plans to maintain this market V8 solely. We’ll discover out extra when because the trim will get nearer to a full debut and enters manufacturing in August.