New Rendering Previews the Boxy BMW XM Before You’re Supposed to See It
The XM will be the most futuristic model of BMW’s lineup, and these renderings could give us an accurate idea of what to expect.by Amreetam Basu, on
The upcoming XM SUV from BMW’s M division has been slowly losing camouflage for some time now, and a recent leak gave us our first real look at it. All of this has led to some close-to-reality renderings, and now we’ve got a new set of renderings, courtesy of Kolesa, that could be as close to the real deal as possible.
This is what a performance SUV from the future will look like
When the XM Concept was revealed in 2021, it garnered a lot of attention. People were shocked by the unorthodox design style, and some even wondered if this was really a BMW. We have never seen a BMW this complicated, and it feels sort of like an over-engineered crossover for the road.
The recent renderings show that the front fascia will have split headlights, similar to what we have witnessed with the i7, the 7 Series, and the X7 models. However, the DRLs look more angular, and the octagonal kidney “nose” grille is visually weird. The concept had an illuminated lightbar surrounding the grille, so we expect that to make it to the production line as well. The renderings show the lower part of the front bumper, exposing a massive lower intake grille, like the alien-ish concept from 2021.
The sides of the BMW XM expose the seemingly large 23-inch alloy wheels, and a Lamborghini Urus-like stance. But what excited us the most is the rear end of the XM, which has a huge diffuser flanked by horizontally placed quad-exhaust tips. The rear taillights are the sleekest we have ever seen and doubt they will make it to the production unit. For an SUV, the XM will sit above the three-row X7, while being a five-seater.
The upcoming XM is the first car after the legendary M1 to be an M-division-only car. A tweaked and hybridized version of the S58 engine, which is a twin-turbo V-8, will power the upcoming XM. BMW has confirmed that the “standard” XM will put out an amazing 644 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. There will be a Competition model arriving in the latter part of 2023 with a rating of 750 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. That is bad news for other brands who claim to have the fastest or most powerful SUVs, like the Aston Marting with the DBX 707 or Lamborghini with the Urus.