2024 BMW XM Label Red previewed as 738-hp flagship model
The 2024 BMW XM Label Purple is on its technique to reign over the German carmaker’s vary. Whereas it is not due out till the autumn of 2023, the agency previewed its upcoming flagship mannequin by publishing an official photograph and a set of preliminary specs on its social media channels.
BMW is not giving us a lot info, however what little it launched solutions a number of key questions. First, the range-topping XM can be referred to as Label Purple and never Purple Label as beforehand reported. That could possibly be as a result of Bentley has used the “Purple Label” designation a number of instances since its inception, although BMW does not appear overly involved with dusting off present nameplates different corporations have not utilized in years. Throughout Europe, the XM identify is extra generally related to a 13-window Citroën sedan than with a giant, high-horsepower SUV.
Second, the Label Purple will make its debut with 738 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, figures barely larger than BMW initially introduced. Exactly what this variant of the XM can be powered by hasn’t been launched. All we all know is that energy will come from a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain able to delivering about 55 miles of electric-only vary when put by the optimistic WLTP testing cycle utilized in Europe. For context, the usual XM’s 644-horsepower plug-in hybrid system consists of a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and an electrical motor built-in into the gearbox and linked to a 25.7 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.
Purple exterior accents will differentiate the Label Purple from the opposite variations of the XM. They seem across the kidney grilles, across the home windows, and on the wheels. There is a pink badge within the driver-side kidney grille as properly, and we look forward to finding extra pink within the cabin.
BMW will start constructing the XM Label Purple within the fall of 2023, that means it can possible arrive in showroom as a 2024 mannequin. Precise pricing hasn’t been introduced, however we all know the mannequin will develop into the most costly automotive in BMW’s modern-day vary with $185,000-plus price ticket.