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BMW’s New XM Hybrid SUV Launched In India At Rs 2.60 Crore

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BMW launched its flagship SUV, the all-new XM, in India yesterday. Priced at Rs 2.60 crore (ex-showroom), the XM gets a controversial grille design with a hybrid heart.  

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Carrying the same silhouette as the X7, the XM gets the re-designed kidney grille at the front, with gold accents. Flanking it are a pair of sleek headlamps.   

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Other notable design highlights here include vertically stacked exhaust outlets at the rear, and big 21-inch wheels (which can be upgraded to 22 & 23-inch) dominating the side profile.  

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On the side, the XM SUV gets the same layout as the iX and i4 offerings, with the two 12.3-inch and 14.9-inch dual screens taking the centre stage.   

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In terms of electronics, the BMW XM gets iDrive 8 software with ADAS tech, four-zone climate control, ambient lighting and a Harman Kardon surround sound system.  

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Powering the XM is a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and a single electric motor, powered by a 25.7kWh battery pack, putting out combined 653PS and 800Nm of torque.

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Just on electric power alone, BMW claims the XM can travel a distance of up to 88km. The hybrid system helps it sprint from 0-100kmph in just 4.3 seconds!  

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In terms of competition, the BMW XM goes up against the heavyweights like Lamborghini Urus Performante, Aston Martin DBX 707, and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT.  

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