BMW XM Will Come In A Range Of Flavors

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With different trims named after American whiskey.

Though it arrived as a concept, the BMW XM is slated for production later this year and will arrive with just one engine under the hood, a twin-turbocharged V8. We initially thought it would be the S63 4.4-liter V8 that's shared with other M models like the X5 M and M5, but a recent rumor suggests the XM will use a new S68 engine displacing just 4.0-liters. This same rumor suggests the XM will arrive with three different power outputs.

BMW revealed the XM Concept with a plug-in hybrid system, producing a total output of 750 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque. According to new information posted on Bimmerpost, BMW will offer two variants below the 750-hp model with different states of tune.

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This information is purely speculative as of this writing, but leaked information from this site has proven to be true in the past. The post claims a 650-hp XM will arrive first, sporting the S68 engine and hybrid setup promised by the concept. A luxury-focused model with 600 hp will slot below the intro model and the XM Competition will top the range with 750 hp.

Judging by a a patent filing from late last year, we may already know the names of the upcoming XM variants. The least powerful version may go by "Red Label" while the mid-level model could be called "Black Label." Yes, those names are shared with Johnnie Walker whisky, so it's unclear if BMW will stick with them to production.

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The other details mentioned in the post are less notable, but worth mentioning. The XM will reportedly come well-equipped with M parts, including a limited-slip differential, blue brake calipers with red or black as options, M seats, M stripe seat belts, and carbon fiber trim. Wheel sizes will range from 21 to 23 inches and the XM will recieve "next level driving assist" (possibly hands-free) later in 2023.

The production XM should launch in December 2022, so we have until the end of the year to find out if these rumors are accurate.

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