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Concept car of the month : BMW XM

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For the month of January, we have chosen the recently launched BMW XM to be the concept car of the month. The German luxury car brand leveraged its long-established cultural involvement for a star-studded evening in South Beach to debut the Concept XM, as part of its 50-year commitment to honouring the arts in significant ways.




The Concept XM is a clear sign of where exotic supercars are headed, as it is the first electric production of its kind and just the second-ever M model.


BMW's design team took inspiration from the past, employing vintage-looking butterscotch leather and a jewel-toned emerald green interior. As a result, a more advanced style of luxury emerges, as well as a distinct sense of space.


According to a press release from BMW, production of the XM will begin in late 2022 at the company's Spartanburg, South Carolina plant. The BMW XM concept has a V8 engine that a pitch-dark roof unlike any other was also juxtaposed, with three-dimensional shapes used to create the illusion of something more cosmic. The external quality of the XM is also based on this dual theme, with additional rooftop headlights and two-textured paint treatments. A smoky, matte top and a sleek, glossy bottom, complete with 23-inch sumptuous grills, are perfect for anyone who values the finer things in life.




Although the XM isn't an all-electric vehicle, BMW has stated that by 2030, half of its new vehicles would be totally electric. It's working on all-electric versions of its 5 and 7 Series sedans, as well as the X1 SUV.




The Concept XM's cockpit is overwhelming to say the least. Brown leather, copper, and carbon-fibre are used to create a driver-focused design. The trim lines clearly separate the driver's area from the rest of the interior, indicating that this is a BMW M vehicle. Around the cabin, carbon-fibre intertwined with copper thread forms a sporty backdrop for the new BMW curved display, while BMW M colours are apparent on the three vertical central console pieces. Even the passenger's feet rest on deep-pile carpeting in the back seats, which are upholstered in a soft fabric with leather headrests.