BMW PH brings in high performance 2024 XM

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp, the official importer, and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, proudly presents the BMW XM to the Philippine market as it brings together cutting-edge drive system technology with a spectacular vehicle concept. This is the second fully dedicated M car after the 1978 BMW M1. 


“We proudly unveil the BMW XM as the epitome of power, luxury, and sustainability in the M car lineup. With its unparalleled performance, progressive interior, and ruggedly captivating exterior, the XM stands as a true embodiment of what a remarkable M car should be. As a brand committed to innovation and sustainability, we are delighted to introduce this powerful vehicle as a plug-in hybrid electric model, demonstrating our dedication to a greener future. This way, our customers may embrace the thrill of driving while reducing their carbon footprint,” says SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. President Spencer Yu.


M HYBRID drive system for stunning performance and cruising with zero local emissions. 

The M HYBRID drive system in the BMW XM delivers an overall output of 653 hp (generated by combining a combustion engine with up to 489 hp and an electric drive system with up to 197 hp). It is underpinned by a newly developed, classically high-revving V8 engine with cutting-edge M TwinPower Turbo technology. The 4.4-liter unit features a cross-bank exhaust manifold and an optimized oil separation process. 


The eight-cylinder engine is assisted in its task by an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. The motor’s propulsive power is instantly on tap when pulling away, delivering an unhesitating response to every movement of the accelerator. The M HYBRID drive system produces maximum overall torque of 800 Nm. A pre-gearing stage increases the electric motor’s effective maximum torque to 450 Nm at the transmission input.

One engine, one electric motor, three operating modes, and four driven wheels. 

The M Hybrid button on the center console is used to select one of three operating modes, including an ELECTRIC setting for cruising with zero local emissions at speeds of up to 140 km/h and over a maximum distance of 82 – 88 km in the WLTP cycle. This is thanks to the lithium-ion high-voltage battery mounted in the car’s underbody and the 25.7 kWh of usable energy it provides. The Combined Charging Unit in the BMW XM enables AC charging at up to 7.4 kW.


The power generated by the driving duo is channeled to the road via the all-wheel-drive system M xDrive, whose rear-biased setup is particularly noticeable in 4WD Sport mode. Drivers can also select 4WD Sand mode, which has been conceived specifically for driving over dunes and similar surfaces. Operation of the M Sport differential in the rear axle is also fully variable.

The exterior design of the BMW XM is a statement of exclusivity, presence, and performance. The proportions of a modern SAV, powerful contours, a dynamically stretched silhouette, M-typical design cues, a reworked interpretation of the front-end look created for BMW’s luxury-segment models, and a host of distinctive accents give the XM a singularly extrovert aura. 


Headlights split into two separate units, a BMW kidney grille, and continuous contour lighting, as well as large air intakes are the defining features of the front end. Moving round to the side, the M high-gloss Shadow Line with extended contents is reminiscent of the black strip running along the body of the BMW M1. Further nods to the past come in the form of the BMW logos engraved into the flat rear window and the eye-catching louvered structure of the sculptural rear lights. Fitted in a 22-inch the M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke style 922 M Bicolour Black with mixed tyres also boasts a highly distinctive design. 

True to BMW’s commitment to balancing form and function, the cockpit and front seats are designed entirely around an active driving experience. Standard specification includes M multifunction seats, knee pads, and a model-specific M leather steering wheel, along with M-specific graphics including shift lights for the BMW Widescreen Display and BMW Head-Up Display.


To add to the extremely rewarding cabin experience, ambient lighting, four-zone automatic climate control, and the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System are also available in the XM. This surround audio system with studio-quality acoustic technologies and 3D audio via speakers in the headliner is installed in the BMW XM with an overall power of 1,475 W and over 20 loudspeakers dispersed around the vehicle. The Travel & Comfort System is also included as a standard feature in the first-ever BMW XM. 

The BMW XM boasts the largest selection of driver assistance systems offered for any high-performance vehicle from BMW M GmbH. Standard specification includes the Driving Assistant, which comprises Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning including lane return with steering assistance, the Evasion Assistant, Alertness Assistant, and Speed Limit Info system. The Driving Assistant Professional combines Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function with a host of other features, including the Steering and Lane Control Assistant, traffic light recognition, automatic Speed Limit Assist, and Active Navigation. 

Parking Assistant Plus is also included as standard. In addition to the Reversing Assistant, this system comprises the functions of Parking View, front and rear Panorama View, and 3D View.

The BMW XM retails at Php 15,890,000. Every purchase of the model also includes a 5-year BMW factory warranty, and a BMW Wallbox Charger which will be installed in the customer’s home free of charge. 


Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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