Text by Corina Tan
Commencing on October 20th , the First-Ever BMW M GmbH high-performance luxury Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) with electrified drive from BMW M will be available for online pre-booking in Malaysia, with an estimated pricing starting from RM 820,000.00.
The First-Ever BMW XM which is currently in its final stages of development, features the seamless BMW M HYBRID drive system, coupled with model-specific M suspension technology to create an unmatched, dynamic driving experience. Production is anticipated to begin at the US BMW Group Spartanburg plant in December 2022.
For the first time since the introduction of the legendary BMW M1 in the 1970s, BMW M GmbH is presenting an independently-developed production model – one that possesses exceptional specifications in every respect. Uncompromising in both performance and luxury, the special status of the First-Ever BMW XM is reflected in many individual details, with material quality, workmanship and exclusivity underpinning its exceptional status, marking the dawn of a new era.
Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia, said, “We are beyond thrilled to introduce the First-Ever BMW XM to Malaysia. This exclusive Sports Activity Vehicle is the first-ever BMW M GmbH high-performing car to feature an M HYBRID drive system, thus extending the realm of e-mobility within the high-performance car segment in Malaysia. It is an electrifying reinvention of automotive ideals and the extreme performance characteristics will make every drive a luxurious experience for our Malaysian customers and supporters.”
He added, “Our team at BMW Group Malaysia was truly touched by the enthusiastic support from our massive BMW M community at the recent ///M event on Malaysia Day. The overwhelming excitement and love, coupled with the debut of the First-Ever BMW XM at the end of BMW M GmbH’s anniversary year, makes this announcement particularly well-timed.”
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With an exciting and electrifying appearance that goes beyond traditional codes and conventions, BMW has incorporated an especially muscular and commanding presence for the model. Part of the design also features an especially large kidney grille with hallmark M horizontal double louvres and contours. The dimensions of the BMW XM measure 5,100 mm in length, 2,005 mm in width and 1,755 mm in height, while its wheelbase measures 3,105 mm. Available in exterior colour offerings of Cape York Green Metallic, Carbon Black, Marina Bay Blue, Toronto Red, Mineral White, Black Sapphire and Dravite Grey. As for interior upholstery, available offerings include Leather Merino Deep Lagoon with exclusive contents, Leather Merino Silverstone with exclusive contents, Leather Merino Black and Leather Merino Sakhir Orange.
To learn more about the many new facets of this first-ever XM model, please visit the BMW website here. The exclusive online pre-booking commencing October 20th can be made through the website.