When the BMW Concept XM came out, it stunned viewers with its huge grille, its high angular design, and its tiny tiny headlights. Now, new photos from an airport suggest that the production car will continue to stun visitors.
User Willcoblock posted on Instagram that a close-to-production prototype could be seen with less disguise than before. This highlights the fact that, yes, the grill will be huge and the rest of the design will be almost like your face.
Slightly less toned than the Concept XM, this version has many of the same design features promised by its predecessors. Take, for example, the vertically piled tailpipe, the wide angled hunches, the twin BMW rounds at the top of the rear window, and the snurling hood from the huge grill.
Read more: BMW’s 750-HP concept XM has been released and it’s more awesome than we imagined
Check out this post on Instagram
It may not be as extreme as the idea, but it will certainly be part of a statement for the company, which has split the opinion with its latest design.
Inside, meanwhile, there’s something more hidden away, but it has a two-tone color scheme, blue leather near the armrest and more brick color on the A-column. The steering wheel already has two M buttons, as is typical for branded vehicles.
At launch, these buttons will control a newly-developed V8 with electrical support that produces 644 hp (480 kW / 653 PS) of power and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, the brand recently revealed. This will be followed by a more powerful version that produces 738 hp (550 kW / 748 PS) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque, as promised in the Concept XM.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain will not be for power only, as it will have a range of 50 miles (80 km) in the WLTP cycle and 30 miles (48 km) in the EPA cycle.
Production of the XM will begin in December 2022 and is expected to be fully unveiled this year as part of the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of the BMW M GmbH.