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BMW Concept XM, the first electrified Motorsport


NEW - In anticipation of its 50th anniversary, the sports division of the Munich-based firm will produce a 750-horsepower plug-in hybrid SUV from the end of 2022.

For the 50 years of the Motorsport sports label that BMW will celebrate next year, we were waiting for the final version of the Vision M Next concept presented in 2019 and reviving the memory of the famous M1.

It will ultimately be a study foreshadowing an unprecedented SUV, the architecture now preferred by motorists around the world.

Dubbed Concept XM, this concept helps to carve out BMW's new formal language, mixing styling elements from the X7 and the iX, the flagship of the Bavarian automaker's electric offensive.

As is the tradition at BMW, this concept is almost 90% close to the final model that will go into production at the end of 2022 at the Spartanburg plant in the United States.

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With this vehicle camped on 23-inch wheels and distinguished by a long hood, angular lines, bodybuilt fenders, a high beltline and its distinctly colored roof accentuating the floating roof effect, BMW intends to redefine the codes. luxury.

Impressive torque of 1,000 Nm

Designed as a cockpit entirely dedicated to driving, the interior of the XM concept borrows its language from sports cars.

While the digital panel comes from the iX, the atmosphere is really sporty between the carbon fiber decor treated like guilloché aluminum and the bucket seats draped in a patinated gold leather like vintage upholstery.

As for the rear seat, it is treated like a sofa dressed in blue leather, the pattern of which echoes the embossing of a pilot's flame-retardant suit.


A sign of the times, the fiftieth anniversary M will be powered by a plug-in hybrid engine.

Details of this drivetrain are not yet known, but BMW's XM will combine a petrol V8 with at least one electric motor.

The set will deliver the impressive power of 750 hp and the phenomenal torque of 1000 Nm. The manufacturer announces an electric range of 80 km.

With this model, BMW Motorsport clearly shows the direction taken for the coming years.


Source: lefigaro

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