BMW has introduced its most powerful M road vehicle ever made, the 2024 BMW XM Label Red. The high-performance vehicle, which combines the M HYBRID drivetrain with additional power and unique design accents, will make its world debut at the Auto Shanghai international motor show in April 2023. Production will begin in August 2023 at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina.
The M HYBRID system in the BMW XM Label Red is a testament to the benefits of electrification in high-performance models from BMW M. The electric motor and V8 engine work seamlessly together, ensuring instantaneous power delivery that builds emphatically and continues into the highest reaches of the rev range. This combination of combustion engine and electric motor is similar to the powertrain found in the new BMW M Hybrid V8 endurance racing car, which made its debut in the 24 Hours of Daytona race in the North American IMSA series this year and will compete in events throughout 2023 leading up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2024.
The BMW XM Label Red boasts a maximum system output of 738 hp, representing a 94-hp increase over the standard BMW XM. Its overall system torque is up by 148 lb-ft and now peaks at 738 lb-ft. Power is sent to the road by the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system. In conjunction with model-specific chassis technology and fast-acting, high-precision powertrain and chassis controls, the BMW XM Label Red delivers a unique performance experience with power and agility at entirely new levels.
The BMW XM Label Red also features M TwinPower Turbo technology and a high-revving 8-cylinder combustion engine. The latest generation of the V8 delivers extremely rapid power delivery, increased efficiency, and minimized emissions. In the BMW XM Label Red, the 4.4-liter V8 alone produces 577 hp at 5,600 rpm, a 94-hp increase over the unit in the standard BMW XM. Peak torque is 553 lb-ft, an increase of 74 lb-ft over the standard model, and is available from 1,800 to 5,400 rpm.
The electric motor of the M HYBRID system in the BMW XM Label Red employs innovative technology to deliver a noticeable increase in power. The permanently excited synchronous motor is integrated into the 8-speed M Steptronic transmission together with its power electronics and provides precise throttle response and nearly instantaneous power delivery.
The electric motor contributes up to 194 hp to the maximum system output of the BMW XM Label Red along with 206 lb-ft of torque. A pre-gearing stage patented by BMW is used to increase the torque produced by the motor to an effective maximum of 332 lb-ft at the transmission input for the motor. This compact motor can provide the torque boost that would normally only be achievable using a far larger and heavier unit.
The BMW XM Label Red can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, thanks to its improved build-up of power resulting from the pre-gearing stage between the electric motor’s rotor and the transmission’s input shaft.
Combined with the optimized aerodynamics and lightweight design, the BMW XM Label Red delivers an exceptional driving experience with a top speed of 200 mph.
Another notable feature of the BMW XM Label Red is its advanced battery technology. The car’s high-capacity battery can be charged up to 80% in just 30 minutes, thanks to its fast charging capabilities. Additionally, the battery has a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge, making it suitable for long-distance drives.
In terms of interior design, the BMW XM Label Red offers a luxurious and comfortable cabin. The car features premium leather seats, a high-quality sound system, and a large touchscreen display that provides access to various functions, including navigation, climate control, and entertainment.
The BMW XM Label Red is also equipped with advanced safety features, such as collision warning and avoidance, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking. These features make driving safer and more convenient for the driver and passengers.
The BMW XM Label Red is a remarkable electric vehicle that combines high performance, advanced technology, and luxurious design. It is a clear example of how electric cars can provide a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional combustion engine vehicles without compromising on power or comfort.
BMW XM Label Red: Specifications and Features
The BMW XM Label Red is a high-performance SUV that boasts impressive specifications. The body has five doors and seats, with dimensions of 201.2 inches in length, 78.9 inches in width, and 69.1 inches in height. The wheelbase measures 122.2 inches, while the front and rear tracks are 68.0 inches and 66.5 inches, respectively. It has a ground clearance of 8.7 inches and a turning circle of 41.0 feet. The fuel tank capacity is 18.2 gallons, and the curb weight and GVWR are TBD, as well as the luggage capacity in cubic feet.
Under the hood, the BMW XM Label Red packs a powerful V8 engine with 32 valves and M TwinPower Turbo technology, which includes two M TwinScroll turbochargers, indirect charge air cooling, High Precision Injection with a maximum injection pressure of 350 bar, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing, and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. It has a displacement of 4,395 cc, with a stroke/bore of 88.3/89.0 mm and a compression ratio of 10.5. This engine can produce a maximum output of 577 hp at 5,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 553 lb-ft at 1,800-5,400 rpm.
The BMW XM Label Red also features BMW eDrive technology, a synchronous electric motor with a pre-gearing stage integrated into the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. It has a generator function that allows it to recuperate energy for the high-voltage battery. The electric motor has a peak output of 194 hp at 7,000 rpm and a torque of 207 lb-ft at 100-5,500 rpm. Thanks to the pre-gearing stage, it can deliver an effective torque of 332 lb-ft.
The high-voltage battery of the BMW XM Label Red is located under the floor and uses lithium-ion storage technology. It has a voltage of 317 V and an energy capacity of 29.5/19.2 kW gross/net. The maximum charging rate is 7.4 kW, and the charging time from 0 to 100% at 7.4 kW is 3.25 hours.
For driving dynamics and safety, the BMW XM Label Red is equipped with Adaptive M suspension with a double-wishbone front axle in lightweight aluminum construction, M-specific kinematics and elastokinematics, and an Adaptive M suspension with a five-link axle in lightweight aluminum/steel construction, M-specific kinematics, and elastokinematics. It also features M Compound brakes, vented, with six-piston fixed calipers in the front and M Compound brakes, vented, with single-piston floating calipers in the rear. The car’s driving stability systems include DSC incl. ABS and M Dynamic Mode (MDM), near-actuator wheel slip limitation, CBC (Cornering Brake Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Performance Control, Dry Braking function, drive-off assistant, M xDrive all-wheel-drive system, and M Sport differential networked with DSC. The safety equipment includes airbags for driver and passenger, side airbags for driver and passenger, head airbags, three-point inertia reel seatbelts, belt tensioner, and belt force limiter, crash sensors, and tire pressure indicator.
The BMW XM Label Red has Electric Power Steering (EPS) with M-specific Servotronic function and variable sport ratio, with a steering ratio overall of 16.2. The standard tires are 275/35 R23 in the front and 315/30 R23 in the rear, mounted on 23 x 10.0-inch front and 23 x 11.0-inch rear rims. The vehicle is equipped with an 8-speed M STEPTRONIC transmission with Drivelogic and a final drive ratio of 3.636.
In terms of performance, the BMW XM Label Red can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, thanks to its improved build-up of power resulting from the pre-gearing stage between the electric motor’s rotor and the transmission’s input shaft. Combined with the optimized drivetrain and the M-specific suspension, the vehicle delivers a smooth and dynamic driving experience.
The BMW XM Label Red also comes with a range of driving dynamics and safety features. The vehicle is equipped with Adaptive M suspension with double-wishbone front axle in lightweight aluminum construction and five-link rear axle, M-specific kinematics and elastokinematics, M Compound brakes, vented, with six-piston fixed calipers in the front and single-piston floating calipers in the rear, and the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system and M Sport differential networked with DSC.
For safety, the BMW XM Label Red is fitted with airbags for driver and passenger, side airbags for driver and passenger, head airbags, three-point inertia reel seatbelts, belt tensioner and belt force limiter, crash sensors, and a tire pressure indicator.
The BMW XM Label Red is a high-performance SUV that offers a combination of power, efficiency, and driving dynamics. With its advanced drivetrain, M-specific suspension, and range of driving dynamics and safety features, the vehicle offers a dynamic and comfortable driving experience for drivers who seek high performance and style.