Sometimes cars come on the market where you want to check if you are not daydreaming. A bucket of water in your face works best, because squeezing your arm alone doesn’t always seem to work. BMW introduces the BMW XM Label Red, with 748 hp. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (290 km/h with the M Driver’s Pack). It’s really there.
Um, but is this real? Yep, read along: The BMW XM Label Red combines the M HYBRID system with extra power. This results in 550 kW (748 hp) of system power. The V8 engine delivers a maximum of 430 kW (585 hp) and the electric motor integrated into the 8-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission delivers 145 kW (197 hp), so 748 hp in total, etc. etc. BMW adds that this BMW XM Label Red is the most powerful BMW M model ever. You wonder if the road surface is prepared for this. Because the joke of pulling the stones out of the street becomes reality.
BMW XM Label Red with the DNA of an endurance race car
The performance of BMW XM Label Red is impressive in every way. The hybrid power is built up by the combination of a petrol engine and an electric motor and is similar to the concept used in the BMW M Hybrid V8 endurance race car from BMW M.
With a system output of 550 kW (748 hp), the BMW XM Label Red is 70 kW (95 hp) more powerful than the regular BMW XM. The system torque has increased by 200 Nm to 1,000 Nm. All power is sent to the wheels via the M xDrive all-wheel drive. The model-specific chassis technology in combination with the powertrain ensures a dynamic and sporty driving experience of a level that can hardly be matched.
The V8 engine in the BMW XM Label Red delivers an output of 430 kW (585 hp) at 5,600 rpm. The maximum torque is 750 Nm, 100 Nm more than in the regular BMW XM. The torque is available over a wide rev range from 1,800 to 5,400 rpm. It therefore resembles its technical mother more than a normal passenger car. Nevertheless, these types of cars can now easily operate in the city because thanks to smart energy management, the BMW XM Label Red has an electric range of more than 70 kilometers. This allows you to ‘shameless’ and tour through the city, emission-free and virtually silent. The purely electric top speed is 140 km/h.
BMW XM Label Red with the sound of Hans Zimmer
The electric motor has its own soundtrack from BMW lconicSounds Electric and was developed by BMW in collaboration with Hans Zimmer (German composer and Oscar winner). The Combined Charging Unit of the BMW XM Label Red enables AC charging with up to 7.4 kW. The battery can therefore be charged from 0 to 100% in just over 4 hours.
BMW XM Label Red with a limited edition of 500 pieces
The limited edition of the BMW XM Label Red with an edition of 500 copies worldwide has its own unique styling. The BMW Frozen Carbon Black metallic exterior color contrasts with the kidney grille surround and the insert of the rear diffuser in Toronto Red metallic.
The interior is made of leather ‘Merino’ Black combined with Fiona Rot. The red accents provide a special appearance in which exclusivity and sportiness are combined. The interior trim and dashboard also feature red stitching. A red XM designation below the Touch Control Display and a Carbon Fiber interior trim with red and blue stitching emphasize that this is an M model. In addition, this limited edition is marked “1 of 500” below the Touch Control Display.
Production will start in August this year at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, USA. At the same time, the limited version of the BMW XM Label Red will appear, in the aforementioned edition of only 500 units worldwide.
The BMW XM Label Red will make its debut at the Shanghai auto show this month. The BMW XM Label Red will be on display in Dutch showrooms from October. The Dutch retail price is: € 203,700. The short summary, it is brutal and rare and costs a few euros. Despite the friendly price tag of a few tons, you can be sure that the first 500 will probably be sold in no time. The BMW XM Label Red is the upper class and there is always a lot of interest in it.