The 2023 BMW XM has made its Malaysian debut, with BMW Malaysia taking the wraps off the plug-in hybrid SUV earlier this night. The G09’s arrival right here is not any shock, what with the corporate having introduced pre-orders for the automobile final October, and revealing the official pricing for it again in January.
Set to enter the market in June (the presentation automobile in the present day was a left-hand drive unit, successfully making it a preview), the XM can be obtainable in two trim ranges, particularly the Shadow Line and Evening Gold Line, with the one distinction between the 2 being the gold-coloured accent/higher window line trim and rear apron in addition to the wheel distinction end on the latter.
In any other case, each “variants” are equally specified and are additionally equally priced at RM1,398,800 on-the-road with out insurance coverage, this with a five-year prolonged guarantee and repair bundle. The retail worth for the XM with a typical two-year guarantee (and with no service bundle) is RM1,316,450.
Measuring in at 5,110 mm lengthy, 2,005 mm large and 1,755 mm tall, with a 3,105 mm-long wheelbase, the XM is a giant boy, and when you might or might not agree with the way in which it seems to be, there’s no mistaking its bodily presence. Imposing would greatest describe the two,710 kg providing, extra so within the steel.
A recap of the specs of the Malaysian fashions. As commonplace, the XM comes dressed with an M Aerodynamics Package deal and M Excessive-Gloss Shadow Line components for its exterior, with prolonged black-coloured contents obtainable for the Shadow Line profile.
Inside, the XM comes fitted with BMW Individiual Merino leather-based upholstery, an M leather-based steering wheel, M carbon-fibre inside trim finishers, M seat belts, M entrance seats and a BMW Particular person dashboard trimmed in leather-based.
Normal gear contains adaptive LED headlights with high-beam assistant, an adaptive M suspension Skilled, which incorporates electronically-controlled dampers, lively roll stabilisation and integral lively steering (rear-wheel steering), a M Sport differential and M Sport brakes with calipers completed in high-gloss black.
Each variants trip on the identical 23-inch Star Spoke Model 923 M Bicolour light-alloy wheels, with black being the chosen shade for the Shadow Line profile. The wheels are wrapped with 275/35 entrance and 315/30 rear profile tyres.
Inside, the package record features a BMW Curved Show, which contains a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch central touchscreen in addition to BMW Working System 8. Different commonplace situation objects embrace four-zone computerized air-conditioning, an ambient lighting system, soft-close doorways, lively air flow and therapeutic massage capabilities for the entrance seats.
Additionally to be discovered are a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond encompass sound system, smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), wi-fi charging and entry to a spread of ConnectedDrive providers. When it comes to boot area, the XM gives 527 litres of cargo-carrying area on the again, expandable to 1,820 litres with the rear seats folded down.
The hybrid powertrain consists of an S68 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8, paired with an electrical motor that’s built-in into the transmission. By itself, the petrol mill gives 489 PS (483 hp or 360 kW) from 5,400 to 7,200 rpm and 650 Nm of torque from 1,600 to five,000 rpm.
In the meantime, the electrical motor is rated with an output of 197 PS (194 hp or 145 kW) and 280 Nm. Mixed, the system gives a complete output of 653 PS (644 hp or 480 kW) and 800 Nm. Energy is shipped to all 4 wheels through an eight-speed M Steptronic computerized gearbox with Drivelogic and M xDrive all-wheel drive.
Efficiency figures embrace a 0-100 km/h time of 4.3 seconds and a high velocity of 270 km/h (as outfitted with the M Driver’s Package deal fitted as commonplace on the MY-spec variations). Operating purely on electrical energy, the XM gives a WLTP-rated EV vary of between 82 to 88 km and may run at as much as 140 km/h on electrical drive.
The electrical motor is juiced by an underfloor-mounted lithium-ion battery working at 317 V and with an power capability of 25.7 kWh (29.5 kWh gross). Charging through AC (Kind 2 connection) at a most energy of seven.4 kW will get the battery from a 0-100% state of cost in 4 hours and quarter-hour.
Security and driving help system-wise, the Driving Assistant Skilled bundle brings alongside steering and lane management assistant, computerized velocity restrict help, lane change assistant, lively cruise management with a Cease&Go perform, lane departure warning, entrance/rear crossing site visitors warning, emergency cease assistant and evasion assistant.
There’s additionally Parking Assistant Plus, which has reversing help, lateral parking assist, lively park distance management and a encompass view system. Different security options embrace the attentiveness assistant, acoustic safety for pedestrians and lively safety.
Seven exterior colors can be found for the 2023 BMW XM, these being Cape York Inexperienced, Carbon Black, Marina Bay Blue, Toronto Purple, Mineral White, Black Sapphire and Dravit Gray. As for the inside, patrons have a alternative of 4 upholstery schemes to choose from, these being Leather-based Merino Deep Lagoon with classic leather-based content material, Leather-based Merino Silverstone with classic leather-based content material, Leather-based Merino Black and Leather-based Merino Sakhir Orange.