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What Were They Thinking? Original X5 Designer Roasts The New BMW XM

What Were They Thinking? Original X5 Designer Roasts The New BMW XM

Frank Stephenson breaks down the styling of the polarising XM and why they got it so wrong. However, he does have a few theories as to why BMW might be doing it

Who better to critique the styling of the polarising BMW XM than the designer of the original BMW X5, Frank Stephenson. Now Frank has featured some truly unique cars on his channel, but with the XM, he really took his time and waited for the dust to settle to finally give his opinion.

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The BMW XM is a Production-Bound 750-Horsepower Hybrid Beast

The BMW XM is a Production-Bound 750-Horsepower Hybrid Beast

As BMW’s second standalone M model, it’s related to the M1 but is wildly different

The BMW M1 was the first standalone M model, and it was produced for just three years – from 1978-1981. It has taken 40 years, but a new standalone M model has finally been revealed, and while it’s not the AMG-fighting sports car we all expected, it certainly harnesses everything that BMW M stands for. This angular, aggressive crossover isn’t an electric car as you might have expected, either. In fact, it is powered by a brutal, hybridized V-8, and even better yet, it’s heading to the production line in 2022.

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