BMW XM Debut Expected To Happen On September 27

The BMW XM enters production towards the end of the year, so we know that the standalone M performance SUV will debut sooner rather than later. Apparently, the launch happened this month.

According to a report by BMWBlog, an unnamed source revealed that the debut of the BMW XM will happen on September 27, 2022, which is a few weeks away at the time of this writing. Launch details haven’t surfaced yet, but we’ll definitely find out in the coming weeks. A teaser of the BMW XM is out on the company’s consumer website.

The BMW XM is a plug-in hybrid powered by a new 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged S68 V8 engine paired to an electric motor. The XM Concept, which previewed the model’s design, had this setup rated at 750 horsepower (551 kilowatts), but we already knew that the production version would make only 644 hp (485 kW) and 650 pound-feet (884 Newton-meters) of torque. A hotter version will arrive after the regular XM, which can deliver up to 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of spin.

This powertrain setup is connected to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. The PHEV must be able to run on pure electricity for up to 50 miles. We’ve driven a BMW XM in prototype form before, but it’s wrapped in a camo to hide the design.

However, the latest leaked patent images and spy shots have provided some clues, and they’re not far from the thought-provoking BMW XM Concept. Expected changes are a less aggressive front fascia, a less tapered roofline, and the use of regular door handles. Overall, the changes should make the XM look more conventional than the concept – though nothing can escape the flaming grille.

If rumors of a September debut are true, we might soon see the XM in production form and confirm all the information about the standalone M model – a first since the venerable M1 coupe.

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