The BMW XM Label Red model is the flagship of the M-SUV. Being one of the most anticipated BMW cars, check out the news below!
Love it or hate it, the BMW XM is an extremely important model for the performance division of the German brand.
From the moment it was announced, the first standalone M model since the legendary M1 supercar has been a technical tour de force thanks to its powerful hybrid drivetrain, nearly 50/50 weight distribution, rear-biased AWD system and 30 miles (48 km) in EV mode.
However, it was slower than nearly every other M model in the BMW lineup – and as fast as some M Performance cars.
The BMW XM Label Red takes that spirit and turns it into 11. It's the most powerful BMW M road car yet, with 738 hp and 997 Nm of torque from its 4.4 L twin-turbo V8 engine, plus a single electric motor.
It's also faster, with 0–96 km/h estimated in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of up to 175 mph (280 km/h).
Let's be honest, the "regular" XM, as impressive as it is, looked a little underwhelming.
For a car that was made to celebrate 50 years of the M division.
Label Red will somehow fix this. The single electric motor generates the same 194 hp found in the standard version. That means the power boost comes entirely from the dino juice powered element aka the 4.4 liter V8.
Perhaps the biggest gain that will be felt on the road, though, is the increase in torque. Part of this is thanks to the improved ICE, from 650 Nm to 723 Nm.
Thanks to this, the combined torque output is now 997N and BMW says the difference is palpable both from a standstill and a quick burst of mid-range acceleration.
Production of the BMW XM Label Red for US delivery begins in August, with manufacturing taking place at the BMW Group plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
BMW had previously suggested a price of around $$ 185,000 (R$927,257) for the BMW XM Label Red, but now says the car's final MSRP will be published closer to production.
Either way, Label Red's numbers are probably closer to the 40-year-old self-driving M car type we were hoping for. But it's enough to make him one of the great performers in the BMW?