The 2024 BMW XM SUV embarks on an audacious mission, seamlessly fusing peak performance and opulent luxury with its formidable twin-turbocharged V-8, bolstered by a plug-in hybrid system, collectively churning out a staggering 738 horsepower, propelling it from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.7 seconds; while also offering the convenience of electric-only mode for short errands. Inside, the XM’s lavishly appointed cabin exudes comfort and spaciousness, accompanied by an impressive array of BMW’s cutting-edge technology, including a gracefully curved dashboard display and the latest in driver-assistance systems. Although it may not match the sheer driving delight of BMW’s legendary M3 and M5 sports sedans on twisty roads, the XM compensates with an abundance of charisma and unbridled power that’s virtually faultless.
What’s New for 2024?
2024 brings an even mightier addition to the roster, the XM Label Red, which flexes with a formidable 738 horsepower from its tweaked plug-in hybrid powertrain. BMW hints at a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds, though it might be a conservative estimate given that the “standard” 644-hp XM has already proven its mettle with a 3.4-second sprint. While the Label Red will demand a substantial premium over the base model, exact pricing details are set to drop just before its late 2023 arrival at dealerships.
Interior of BMW XM:
With its seven-seater, eight-cylinder configuration and dimensions measuring 5155 in length and 2000 in width, the XM exudes luxury throughout its cabin. Among its premium features, you’ll find the option for vintage-style leather upholstery, a unique touch inspired by the concept car. The XM’s interior accommodates two rows of seating, eschewing a panoramic sunroof for an artistic faux-suede headliner adorned with geometric patterns and fiber-optic lighting that creates a captivating ambiance. For those seeking an enhanced auditory experience, an available upgrade introduces the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, complete with illuminating tweeters, elevating the cabin’s luxury.
Exterior of BMW XM:
The BMW XM makes a striking visual statement with its exterior dimensions, showcasing a commanding presence. Measuring a substantial 5,110 millimeters in length, it boasts a generous wheelbase of 3,105 millimeters for enhanced stability and interior space. Its impressive width, standing at 2,005 millimeters, surpasses that of any other BMW model, while its height reaches 1,755 millimeters, contributing to its imposing stance and accommodating a spacious and luxurious cabin.
Indeed, here are the features listed in bullet points:
- Six airbags for enhanced safety.
- Standard safety features include ABS, stability control, backup camera, and tire pressure monitoring.
- A comprehensive suite of advanced driver-assistance systems comes standard:
- Adaptive cruise control with stop & go.
- Forward-collision warning.
- Automatic emergency braking.
- Lane-keep assist.
- Lane-departure warning.
- Blind-spot monitoring.
- Rear cross-traffic alert.
- Automatic high beams.
- Rain-sensing wipers.
- Front and rear parking sensors.
- Surround-view camera system.
- Traffic-light recognition.
- Driver-alertness monitoring.
- Automatic parking.
The BMW XM’s starting price is on the higher end. Still, it comes generously equipped with luxurious features such as leather upholstery, impressive 23-inch wheels, a sleek curved infotainment display, and comprehensive driver-assistance features. A price tag of $159,995 exemplifies a combination of luxury and advanced technology.
Charging and Battery Life:
The BMW XM packs a 25.7-kWh battery, providing an electric-only range of approximately 30 miles per charge, and in our tests, we achieved an impressive 29 miles. Thanks to its onboard charger, the XM can recharge at a robust rate of up to 7.4 kW, allowing it to reach a full 100 percent charge in just over three hours, showcasing its efficient electric capabilities.
Indeed, here are the names of the features and equipment you provided:
- Electric powertrain for emissions-free driving.
- Advanced driver assistance systems for enhanced safety.
- Infotainment system with touchscreen display and smartphone integration.
- Climate control for interior comfort.
- Modern interior design with quality materials.
- Multiple airbags for occupant protection.
- Keyless entry and push-button start for convenience.
- LED headlights for improved visibility.
- Multi-zone climate control for personalized comfort.
- Power tailgate for easy cargo access.
- Wireless charging for compatible devices.
- Adaptive cruise control for relaxed driving.
- Parking sensors for assistance in parking maneuvers.
- Lane departure warning for added safety.
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror for reduced glare.
- Heated front seats for cold-weather comfort.
- Alloy wheels for a stylish look.
- Navigation system for efficient route planning.
- Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free communication.
- USB ports for device charging and connectivity.
- Rain-sensing wipers for improved visibility in inclement weather.
While wearing the badge of a plug-in hybrid, the BMW XM falls short of expectations in EPA ratings, delivering a mere 12 mpg in urban settings and 17 mpg during highway travel. Nevertheless, when put to the test on a 75-mph highway journey, it pleasantly surpasses projections by delivering an impressive 20 mpg solely through its gasoline engine. When factoring in the approximately 29 miles driven on electric power, it offers an even more commendable 49 MPGe. You can refer to the EPA’s official website for additional details on the XM’s fuel efficiency.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage:
BMW provides a robust warranty package, including a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty, a corresponding powertrain warranty, and above-average complimentary scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles.
BMW XM Colors:
BMW XM is available in 7 colors:
- Black Sapphire Metallic
- Mineral White Metallic
- Cape York Green Metallic
- Dravit Grey Metallic
- Carbon Black Metallic
- Marina Bay Blue Metallic
- Toronto Red