It looks like BMW is attempting to build the best performance SUV, and it’s coming in 2023. The BMW XM comes with two rows of seats, the practicality of an SUV, and 644 horsepower. That power comes compliments from BMW’s M performance division. Not only will the 2023 BMW XM offer legitimate performance, but it is also a plug-in hybrid. And according to Car and Driver, it’s a vehicle worth waiting for.
What is a BMW XM?
The 2023 BMW XM is the latest SUV to come from the M performance division. On paper, it looks like it could be one of the best performance SUV models on the market. The XM is equipped with a twin-turbo V8 engine along with an electric motor. Because of that, you can get the benefits of a combustion engine along with some all-electric range.
The XM should arrive at some point in 2023, and it is based on the XM Concept that was revealed back in 2021. According to Car and Driver, the performance is certainly worthy of the M badge. But, as an SUV, adding the M badge might come as a bit of a disappointment to purists.
The 2023 XM won’t be cheap
In terms of cost, the BMW XM is not going to be cheap. And that makes sense, considering its luxury and performance. A base model of the XM will cost over $150,000, and it is very possible with options; some folks will pay north of $200k.
The interior of the XM looks to be high-end. It comes with a variety of material options but is limited to just two rows of seating. So, if you want a three-row SUV, you will need to look elsewhere. BMW hasn’t released too much information on what comes standard, but knowing the brand, there will probably be plenty of options.
Does BMW make an M SUV?
If you want an M car, but a car simply isn’t big enough, BMW does produce M SUVs. They might be a departure from a traditional BMW M vehicle, but frankly, SUVs are just more popular these days.
The XM will be the latest M performance SUV, and with up to 735 horsepower, it is no joke. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine. And that engine comes mated to an electric motor. All-electric range will be around 30 miles, and BMW has stated it can fully charge in three hours.
Even though this is a PHEV SUV, it probably won’t have ground-breaking full economy. It is clearly focused on being a performance SUV, and that means taking a hit at the pump.
The 2023 BMW XM is on its way
The XM high-performance SUV is on its way. And if you have the budget, Car and Driver says it’s an SUV that is worth waiting for. Just don’t expect it to come cheap. This is a luxury SUV, and it will certainly have luxury pricing.