Leaked BMW XM patent images hint at a production-ready model

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The production-ready BMW XM model comes with a host of minor changes over the concept model.

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04 Sep 2022, 10:39

BMW XM will come with a more streamlined appearance compared to the concept. (Image: iXForums)

It’s been almost a year since the BMW XM concept was presented. Now, a set of teaser images have leaked online revealing the production-ready model, and it looks perfectly close to the actual concept. However, the radical design was watered down a bit in the production one. Revealed by iXForums, production-ready BMW XM patent images show some minor changes but are essentially the same as the concept model.

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The first notable change is the large grille flanked by four lighting units similar to those found on the new generation BMW 7 Series. high-tech driver assistance of the luxury crossover. In addition, it gets less radical air curtains and more rounded fender flares. Other changes include traditional door handles and thicker pillars. Moving to the rear of the car, it gets a stacked quad tailpipe exhaust system and more conventional taillights. The rear bumper and diffuser have also been modified, while the angular rear window has been retained.

The BMW Concept XM.

The BMW Concept XM. (Twitter/BMW USA)

The German luxury car marquee teased the production model earlier this year and claimed the crossover would have a newly developed V8 engine under the hood paired with a plug-in hybrid system. Combined, this hybrid powertrain system is capable of producing 644hp of power and 800Nm of massive torque. The engine is said to be mated to a hybrid-specific M xDrive system that claims to be very spontaneous.

Thanks to the hybrid powertrain system, the new BMW XM will have an all-electric range of 80 km, the automaker claimed. The car will also receive an Adaptive M Professional suspension, an electromechanical roll stabilization system with 48-volt technology and Integral Active Steering, an M braking system, as well as optional M light-alloy wheels measuring up to 23 inches.

Date of first publication: Sep 04, 2022, 10:38 AM IST

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