BMW XM More Powerful Than Advertised

The BMW XM is what we would call a somewhat divisive product because it is both the heaviest and most powerful BMW production model in history.

Despite its size and weight, one must respect the level of performance that this enormous SUV offers. The numbers published by the automaker may really be underestimated, as evidenced by a recent test run on the dynamometer. This is something BMW has a reputation for in recent years.

There are various modes that apply variable levels of electric motor engagement, making it difficult to quantify the SUV’s sophisticated hybrid powertrain. These factors, together with the possibility that the output was impacted by the fact that this specific car was not completely charged prior to the test drive, make it possible that the statistics you are going to see are not entirely accurate.

While the XM is in dyno mode, the measuring team acknowledges that it might be challenging to pinpoint exactly how the hybrid system is operating. Evidently, during the dyno test, the electric power gauge builds up but rises earlier than anticipated. Whether BMW’s dyno-mode uses the electric motor differently than it does in ordinary operation is still unknown at this time, which might indicate that additional power is still locked up and waiting to be released.

Whatever the output, the XM is really rapid. The factory claims that it can sprint from 0 to 96 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. The M Driver’s Package unlocks the vehicle’s full capability and a peak speed of 270 km/h for the second solo M model in history, which has an electronic top speed limit of 250 km/h.

The XM weighs so much that Performance Eurowerks’ corner weight scales could not support the massive tonnage of the German utility vehicle. A tractor-trailer weigh station might be able to. Without making fun, the XM’s sizable battery pack is the reason for its weight. According to the charging system’s maximum capacity of 7.4 kW, a full charge from 0% to 100% takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. For the current model year, it is unknown how many units will be made, but we do know that there are only 500 Label Reds available in the entire world.

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