Rumor: BMW XM to get a six-pot hybrid version in Europe, go V8 in the USA
BMW has so far only introduced one version of its XM SUV, but a power-boosted Label Red variant will be coming to the market, too. According to Bimmerpost citing anonymous inside sources, Europe will be getting a six-cylinder entry spec that will not be available in the United States.
The sources claim that this XM 50e hybrid will feature an electric motor integrated into the transmission. The top-of-the-line BMW 750e uses a similar setup for 490 PS (483 hp / 360 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.
As for the XM version already revealed, it uses a 4.4-liter V8 and gets 653 PS (644 hp / 480 kW) out of it along with 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of peak torque. It needs 4.3 seconds to sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph).
The upcoming Label Red is expected to come with its powertrain bumped up to 745 PS (735 hp / 548 kW) and 997 Nm (735 lb-ft) of torque.
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