All four require a separate manufacturing process.
The 2023 BMW XM will be available in four new exterior colors, Urban Green, Petrol Mica metallic, Anglesey Green metallic, and Sepia metallic. All come courtesy of the BMW Individual division and will be available beginning this April. CarBuzz checked the BMW USA's XM online configurator and, as of this writing, none of these four colors are being shown there.
The German automaker says each of the four colors is "as exclusive as they are expressive." They were specifically chosen for the XM in consideration of the SUV's "generous surfaces, dynamically flowing lines, and sharp edges." We think the Sepia metallic light purple is outstanding.
The exterior styling is controversial but the more we look at it, the more it grows on us. And yes, it looks better in the flesh but it's understandable why many still think it is, in a word, ugly. BMW points out these Individual special paint finishes are all applied in a separate manufacturing process at the massive Spartanburg, South Carolina plant that requires a significant amount of manual work. We imagine that kind of exclusivity doesn't come cheap.
The pricing for each color was not provided but the XM itself cannot be had for less than $159,995, which includes the $995 destination and handling fee. A fully-loaded XM costs just under $170,000. That price gets buyers a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 paired with an electric motor for a combined output of 644 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
Zero to 60 mph requires a mere 4.1 seconds. This coming fall, the XM Label Red will arrive with even more power. BMW rates it at 735 hp and 735 lb-ft. Pricing for this even more extreme XM has not been announced but it's rumored to start at about $185,000.
Neither dollar amount is cheap, but compared to the XM's $330,000 starting price in China, Americans ought to consider themselves lucky. We might also be seeing the XM Label Red in action at the 2023 Pikes Peak Hill International Hill Climb on June 25, where, rumor has it, it could go head-to-head with the all-electric Rivian R1T.
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