Spartanburg, S.C. BMW enthusiasts and residents of Upstate South Carolina have a rare opportunity to view a one-of-a-kind BMW concept vehicle beginning Tuesday, December 7. The BMW Concept XM, recently unveiled at Art Basel 2021 in Miami Beach, will be displayed at the BMW Zentrum museum from December 7 – 13. The BMW Concept XM looks ahead to the most powerful BMW M car ever to go into series production.
The series-production model – the BMW XM – will begin production in late 2022 at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina. The United States will be the most important sales market for this new high-performance vehicle. The BMW XM will be the first standalone BMW M vehicle since the legendary BMW M1. The BMW XM will be available only as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and exclusively as an M model.
“We are very excited to be building the first electrified high-performance model in the BMW M portfolio,” said Robert Engelhorn, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “Adding the all-new BMW XM will enhance Plant Spartanburg’s electrified models that include the BMW X3 xDrive30e and the BMW X5 xDrive45e.”
The bold exterior styling of the BMW Concept XM reflects the vehicle’s exceptional performance attributes: power, agility, and precision, plus an all-electric range of up to 80 km (WLTP) and up to 30 miles (preliminary estimate, not an official EPA value). The newly developed M Hybrid drive system in the BMW Concept XM brings together a V8 engine and a high-performance electric motor to develop a maximum output of 740 hp and peak torque of 738 lb-ft. The first electrified vehicle from BMW M GmbH in the highperformance segment is emphatically pointing the way forward for the future of the brand.
The BMW Zentrum is a living museum, a combination of innovation and performance. Inside visitors will see rare and important vehicles from BMW’s past, such as the iconic BMW Isetta, a microcar produced between 1955 and 1962. In addition, guests can explore the X family of vehicles produced at BMW Manufacturing, the largest BMW plant by volume in the world.
The BMW Zentrum is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to visit. At this time, masks are required during visits to the Zentrum.