The first-ever BMW XM is expecting to arrive in Malaysia in June and will be priced at RM1,398,800. Being a plug-in hybrid model, this is the first BMW M GmbH high-performance SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle) with an electrified drive.
The BMW XM combines a 4.4L M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine with an electric motor to offer a total output of 653 hp (480 kW) and 800 Nm of torque. Coupled to an 8-speed M Steptronic Sport automatic transmission and M xDrive all-wheel-drive system, it is capable of sending the XM from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. The M Driver’s package comes standard for the Malaysian version of the XM which pushes its top speed up to 270 km/h, from the standard 250 km/h. Meanwhile, its electric drive top speed is capped at 140 km/h.
The high-voltage battery sited deep in the vehicle floor provides an all-electric range of up to 88 kilometres. The 25.7 kWh (net) battery can be charged at up to 7.4 kW at an AC charging station and needs 4 hours and 15 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%.
The intelligent M xDrive system offers several driving modes. The 4WD Sport mode has a bias to the rear for better cornering agility while the 4WD Sand mode optimises traction via the standard M Sport differential which ensures variable distribution of drive power between the rear wheels. With Adaptive M Suspension Professional as standard, the XM is equipped with electronically controlled dampers and features Active Roll Stabilisation to reduce lateral body movement for improved cornering ability.
Additionally, there is the Integral Active Steering which turns the rear wheels in tandem with the front wheels when driving at higher speeds. At lower speeds, the rear wheels will steer in the opposite direction of the front wheels instead, to improve manoeuvrability.
Physically, the XM measures 5,110 mm in length, 2,005 mm (2,235 mm including side mirrors) in width and 1,755 mm in height; its wheelbase is 3,105 mm. The luggage capacity is a spacious 527 litres, which can be expanded to 1,820 litres.
Standard for the BMW XM are the M Aerodynamics Package and M High-Gloss Shadow Line, with Extended Contents available for the Shadow Line profile, along with the Adaptive LED headlights with High-beam Assistant. The large kidney grille has the hallmark M horizontal double louvres, with illuminated kidney grille contours. Enhancing its side profile is a nightgold-coloured trim strip running parallel to the window line. The wheels are 23“ M Light-Alloy Wheels Star Spoke Style 923 M Bicolour Night Gold Accent, or 23“ M Light-Alloy Wheels Star Spoke Style 923 M Bicolour Black Accent for the Shadow Line profile.
Moving inside, there are interior trim finishers in carbon fibre, M Leather Steering Wheel, M Seat Belts and M Multifunctional Seats, and a BMW Curved Display consisting of an Information Display and a high resolution touchscreen Control Display. Making up the curved display is the 12.3″ Information Display with BMW Live Cockpit Professional, and the 14.9″ Control Display, running on M specific BMW Operating System 8. This is complemented by the integrated BMW Head-Up Display.
Other notable interior features include active seat ventilation, 4-zone climate control, massage function for front seats, ambient light, BMW Iconic Sounds Electric, an in-car entertainment by the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System.
The XM also has BMW ID which ensures personalised settings are loaded as soon as the vehicle is unlocked, as well as BMW Gesture Control which enhances communication with the car by enabling the use of defined gestures to operate certain functions. Other features include the Connected Package Professional I, Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, Connected Drive Services and Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay / Android Auto).
Besides that, the Comfort Access feature can recognise the vehicle’s key from a distance and unlock its doors automatically. Alternatively, drivers can also use their smart device (if compatible) as a contactless key with the BMW Digital Key Plus feature, enabling them to automatically unlock when approaching the vehicle.
Other standard assistance systems include Driving Assistant Professional, which has features such as Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Automatic Speed Limit Assist, Lane Change Assistant, Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Lane Departure Warning, Front/Rear Crossing Traffic Warning, Emergency Stop Assistant and Evasion Assistant. The standard Parking Assistant Plus includes Reversing Assist, Lateral Parking Aid, Active Park Distance Control, and Surround View system. Other safety features include the Attentiveness Assistant, Acoustic Protection for Pedestrians and Active Protection.
“We are beyond thrilled to introduce the First-Ever BMW XM to Malaysia. This exclusive Sports Activity Vehicle is the first-ever BMW M GmbH high-performing car to feature an M HYBRID drive system, thus extending the realm of e-mobility within the high-performance car segment in Malaysia. It is an electrifying reinvention of automotive ideals and the extreme performance characteristics will make every drive a luxurious experience for our Malaysian customers and supporters,” said Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.
Exterior colours available are Cape York Green, Carbon Black, Marina Bay Blue, Toronto Red, Mineral White, Black Sapphire and Dravit Grey. As for interior upholstery, choices include Leather Merino Deep Lagoon with exclusive contents, Leather Merino Silverstone with exclusive contents, Leather Merino Black and Leather Merino Sakhir Orange.
Owners of the BMW XM will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:
- BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
- BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
- The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App - BMW Privileges Card
- BMW Service Online
The retail price of RM1,398,800 is on-the-road without insurance, and comes with the Extended 5-Year Warranty & Service Package. You can also opt for just the standard 2-Year Warranty without the Service Package, which brings the XM price down to RM1,316,450.
Dynamic Financial Programme
With the Straight Line Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the BMW XM can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM16,698 (based on an 80% loan over 7 years).
You can learn more about the XM here: https://www.bmw.com.my/en/all-models/m-series/xm/2022/bmw-xm-overview.html