BMW XM in Sao Paulo Yellow looks bold and flashy

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Formally, the brand new BMW XM (G09) will solely be accessible in Sao Paulo Yellow from Summer time 2023, however the flashy yellow was launched this week in South Carolina. From October 14 by 16, BMW of North America hosted a sequence of occasions as a part of the M Anniversary Celebrations. The brand new BMW M2 and XM had been among the many anniversary automobiles.

Sao Paulo Yellow From Summer time 2023

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This specific BMW XM additionally options the Prolonged Shadow Line which provides a number of black accents to the design. For instance, the kidney grille is all black, together with the outside trim on the facet and within the again. The rear diffuser can also be featured in a black colour. Naturally, the black contrasts properly with the Sao Paulo Yellow which was first launched on the G82 M4 earlier than discovering its manner onto different M automobiles.

One factor that’s unclear on this specific BMW XM is the powertrain underneath the hood. If that is an European solely model – which could be – then we’re wanting on the unconfirmed six-cylinder plug-in hybrid. To this point BMW has solely launched the V8 PHEV with 650 hp whereas teasing the 750 hp for Summer time 2023. However as we heard up to now, one other BMW XM with a 3.0 liter B58 engine paired with an electrical motor is within the works as effectively. The marginally lighter XM wouldn’t be apparently bought in the USA.

Three Powertrain Selections Anticipated

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Whatever the powertrain, the XM is definitely one of many boldest BMWs ever made. And its design has already seen loads of controversy. However why the XM? Throughout an interview on the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa, BMW M CEO Frank van Meel defined for CarBuzz the reasoning behind the choice to launch the XM: “Lots of people who drive a Lamborghini Urus or Mercedes G-Class say, ‘I need to have one thing like that from BMW,’ and so for us, it [the XM] was the logical selection.”

He additional justified the XM makes extra sense as a result of the SUV nonetheless represents the fastest-growing section. Frank van Meel explains the scenario was totally different within the late Nineteen Seventies and early Nineteen Eighties when the M1 was round as these had been “the golden ages of the sports activities automotive.”

Now in relation to colour selections, at launch time, the BMW XM will probably be accessible in Toronto Crimson, Marina Bay Blue, Cape York Inexperienced, Sapphire Black, Carbon Black, Mineral White and Dravite Grey. Sao Paulo Yellow and Isle of Man Inexperienced will observe in the summertime 2023. A variety of BMW Particular person colours will probably be accessible additionally subsequent yr, however provided that they’re at present accessible at Plant Spartanburg.

[Photos: ban_m2c / mbmwcca]

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