The top Label Red version of the BMW XM sports crossover will hit the global market next fall and will cost from $185,000.
BMW XM is the first plug-in hybrid crossover from the sports division of BMW M GmbH, its premiere took place on September 28 and the main attention of the public was riveted to an unusual design, opinions about it vary greatly, not everyone likes it. The technical stuffing of the XM, in turn, surprised many with its triviality, especially against the background of the very sophisticated design of the first hybrid from Mercedes-AMG. The only electric motor in the BMW XM is implanted in an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and works in tandem with a 4.4-liter V8 biturbo petrol engine, the maximum total output of the power plant is 653 hp. and 800 Nm. From 0 to 100 km/h, the standard BMW XM accelerates in 4.3 seconds, with a top speed of 270 km/h.
As part of the premiere of the BMW XM, its top version of Label Red was immediately announced, but its first images appeared on the Web with a delay, and foreign media for some reason submit them as a leak, although at the time of our publication, the photo of BMW XM Label Red was available on BMW M GmbH corporate website. It also says that the output of the Label Red power plant will be increased to 748 hp. and 1000 Nm – this means that the top-end BMW XM claims the status of the most powerful production SUV in the world. The reigning champion is the Ferrari Purosangue (725 hp), followed by the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat (720 hp) and the Aston Martin DBX707 (707 hp). Perhaps, by the time the BMW XM Label Red is released, even more powerful crossovers will appear on the world market, so it’s not a fact that the Bavarian will be able to take the throne at least for a while.
The first photos show that the Label Red version will not differ fundamentally from the regular BMW XM in terms of design, but it will be easily identified by the Toronto Red color inserts in the branded nostrils, along the side glazing perimeters and in specially designed rims. In addition, the XM nameplates will be flooded with red. The interior will also receive generous decor in red tones.
The regular BMW XM will start at $159,000 (production will start in December in the US, with sales next spring), and the Label Red version will start at $185,000. For comparison, let’s say that the top hybrid Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe (680 hp, 3.8 s to “hundreds”) costs in the US from $173,800, the pure petrol Cayenne Turbo GTS (640 hp , 3.3 s to “hundreds”) – from $188,700. The latter is notable for setting the lap record on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring in the SUV class. I wonder if BMW XM Label Red can beat it?