BMW has announced that it has started series production of the BMW XM SUV at its plant in Spartanburg, SC. The BMW XM will be built alongside the BMW X5, BMW X6, and BMW X7.
“We are excited to add the first-ever BMW XM to our plant’s portfolio,” said Dr. Robert Engelhorn, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “The modern, future-oriented design and powerful performance of the BMW XM has generated a lot of enthusiasm. As the center of competence for X models, BMW Plant Spartanburg is prepared to build this vehicle with the highest premium quality that our customers deserve.”
The BMW XM is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 that’s mated to an electric motor and automatic transmission. The plug-in hybrid powertrain generates a combined 644 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque It also has a 30 mile electric range and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The M Driver’s Package increases the top speed to 168 mph. In pure electric mode the top speed is limited to 87 mph. Lastly the battery pack can be recharged in 3.5 hours.
BMW has also confirmed the more powerful XM Label Red version that is slated to arrive next summer. The pricing for the 2023 BMW XM starts at $159,995.