BMW Confirms 2023 XM Reveal For September 27
In the latest teaser for its upcoming flagship SUV, BMW confirmed what rumors had previously indicated: the production version of the 2023 BMW XM will be revealed to the world on September 23.
Previewed in a short video that shows the front of the vehicle slowly being unveiled as a garage door rises, and the thin daytime running lights, the grille, and the headlights light up.
Spy photos and patent drawings have revealed that the production version of the SUV will feature large kidney grilles, and a front fascia full of complicated folding lines. If the concept was any indication, prepare for a rather loud-looking beast.
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As the lights turn on in this teaser video, the sound of a roaring engine can also be heard. The automaker has previously confirmed that the source of that sound will be a newly-developed V8 engine. Together with an electric motor, the plug-in hybrid powertrain will deliver 644 hp (480 kW/653 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque.
Reports suggest that BMW is planning an even more powerful version of the XM to take on the latest super SUV models. The range-topping XM will allegedly offer up to 738 hp (550 kW/748 PS) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque.
It won’t all be about power, though. The plug-in hybrid powertrain will offer some quiet comfort as well, with the XM will be capable of going 30 miles (48 km) on electric power alone, as measured on the EPA drive cycle, and 50 miles (80 km), per the WLTP standard.
BMW describes the XM as the union of its X and M lineups, and it’s expected to go into production in December of this year. The flagship SUV will be built at BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina, plant.
Check back in with us tomorrow for a full rundown on this new 2023 BMW XM once the model is unveiled at 6:01 PM eastern time.