BMW XM Label Red partially revealed ahead of premiere

29-09-2022 14:30
Shortly after unveiling the first ‘native’ BMW M off-roader, the Bavarian automaker has shared a few teaser pics of its flagship version – the Label Red. Its assembly won’t begin until 2023, but some specifications are no longer secret.

Shortly after unveiling the first ‘native’ BMW M off-roader, the Bavarian automaker has shared a few teaser pics of its flagship version – the Label Red. Its assembly won’t begin until 2023, but some specifications are no longer secret.

As the name implies, the car comes adorned with red exterior elements – wheel inserts, window frames and the radiator grille bezel, to name a few. The grille also has red letters ‘XM’ on it. Those who would like to keep a low profile (if that’s at all possible with a BMW XM) may opt for Shadow Line package and get black accents instead.

Cabin photos aren’t there yet, but the company says the trim is also red and black. What little of it can be seen in the photos reveals sport seats at the front row with red headrests.

The 4.40-liter V8 and electric motor under the hood will be the same models as the base XM, but their output will be bolstered to 745 PS (735 hp / 548 kW) and 997 Nm (735 lb-ft) of torque. As a result, the five-meter-long SUV will be able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in around three seconds.

The standard BMW XM (see the rest of the gallery and the video) will reach production in Spartanburg, SC, USA later this year. The car makes 653 PS (644 hp / 480 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. Prices in the United States begin from $159,000; the preliminary estimate is that the Red Label will come at a premium of $26,000 over that amount.

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