Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Mohamed Yousuf Naghi, the official importer of BMW Group vehicles for Saudi Arabia, launched the BMW XM, representing a fresh interpretation of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) created out of the ground-breaking fusion of the high-performance BMW M and progressive plug-in hybrid technology.
The first BMW M original since the BMW M1, the all-new BMW XM is the automotive group’s latest offering in celebration of BMW M’s 50th anniversary, featuring the newly developed M HYBRID drive system, an extravagant design and progressive luxury ambience. Ideally suited for the terrain and the driving conditions in the Kingdom, the BMW XM comes with 4WD Sand mode, conceived specifically for navigating terrain on and off the road.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Andre Bonthuys, Managing Director at BMW Group Saudi, said: “We are thrilled to launch the all-new BMW XM here in the Kingdom. This model is truly made for our customers, with the all-new M xDrive system ideal for navigating the country’s terrains. We are confident that the BMW XM will be a pillar success to the M segment in the Kingdom, bringing new customers to experience the incredible power and performance of BMW M. Mohamed Yousuf Naghi is committed to being one of the first markets in the region to introduce new models, providing our valued customers with the latest that BMW has to offer.”
The M HYBRID drive system in the BMW XM delivers an overall output 653 hp and is underpinned by a high-revving V8 engine with cutting-edge M TwinPower Turbo technology. The 4.4-litre engine is assisted by an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission, delivering a maximum overall torque of 800 Nm.
The BMW XM sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, accompanied by an energy-charged soundtrack amplified by hexagonal dual tailpipes arranged one above the other for the first time on a BMW M model. Uniquely, the BMW IconicSounds Electric developed in a collaboration with Hollywood music legend Hans Zimmer creates a suitable backing track for the electric motor’s power delivery.