After the all-electric Performance models
The countdown to the world premiere of the BMW XM perfectly accompanies the commemorative activities marking the 50th anniversary of
For their test drives on public roads, the development and test engineers established an exceptionally demanding and varied route profile. The intelligently controlled interplay of the new eight-cylinder engine and the particularly powerful electric motor can thus be tested and fine-tuned in detail in a wide range of conditions: from intermediate sprints on the motorway to winding country roads and stop-and-go traffic. go in the city. Steep mountain passages and narrow serpentines provide the perfect terrain to demonstrate the driving dynamic potential of the M xDrive system, including the electronically controlled differential lock in the rear axle transmission.
With an electric range of around 80 kilometers according to WLTP (estimated range of 30 miles EPA, not an official EPA value), the new BMW XM can also be driven not only in built-up areas, but also on longer distances in a virtually silent environment and locally. emissions-free cruising mode. The spontaneous reactions of the electric motor to every movement of the accelerator pedal are intensely perceptible. In electric mode, its power delivered instantly ensures dynamic acceleration, for example when starting at a red light or leaving town.
The fact that the new BMW XM was designed as a pure BMW M automobile is also apparent from its near-perfect 50:50 axle load distribution and suspension technology. The new BMW XM is equipped as standard with an Adaptive M Professional suspension. This also includes a model-specific version of the electronically controlled springs and dampers as well as – for the first time in a BMW M automobile – an electromechanical roll stabilization system with 48-volt technology. With the additional Active Roll Comfort function, it reduces rolling movements due to uneven road surfaces on one side. At the same time, it actively adjusts the ride height of the corresponding side of the vehicle. Integral Active Steering is also part of the standard equipment of a BMW M automobile for the first time and supports agility and cornering dynamics as well as driving stability when changing lanes.
With this combination, a model-specific M brake system and the latest generation of the integrated brake system, as well as optional M light-alloy wheels up to 23 inches, the new BMW XM offers handling that can be controlled with precision even in very dynamic driving situations. It also excels in its supreme comfort in everyday life and over long distances. The optimum balance between performance and ride comfort is achieved through an intensive testing program under everyday conditions. The experienced developers on board the pre-production model accurately record how the suspension systems react to ruts, bumps or dirty stretches of road and how confidently to sudden directional changes, spontaneous lane changes or long descents with high deceleration requirements are mastered. As part of the integrated application of all drive and suspension systems, their fine tuning ensures that the combustion engine and electric motor as well as all suspension components and control systems of the BMW XM form a Perfectly coordinated overall package for a new form of M performance.
*Due to the status of the prototype vehicle, technical details such as fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, etc. will be released later this year.
Combined power consumption: 22.5 – 18.0 kWh/100 km according to WLTP, CO2 emissions: 0 g/km; data according to NEDC: – .
Combined power consumption: 24.5 -21.9 kWh/100 km according to WLTP, CO2 emissions: 0 g/km; data according to NEDC: – .