With the BMW XM, BMW M has presented the second completely independent model after the legendary BMW M1 mid-engined sports car. With its expressive design, innovative drive technology and unique concept, the SAV sets new standards. In the interior, an M typical performance-oriented cockpit design and the M specific control concept for individualizing the vehicle set-up is combined with the distinctive design characteristics of a BMW X model and a progressive luxury ambience with lounge character in the back.
The expressive style of the BMW XM’s exterior design continues inside the cabin. Here, the customary, performance-focused M cockpit design and M specific control/operating concept allowing the driver to adjust the vehicle setup as desired combine with the distinctive design features of a BMW X model and a progressive luxury ambience with lounge-like character in the rear. The lines and surfaces of the instrument panel, centre console, seats and door trim panels create a powerful geometry around both the driver and front passenger seats that authentically reflects the performance potential of the BMW XM. With its M specific content, the BMW Curved Display combines the traditional driver focus with advanced digitalisation.
While the exterior, the onstage area, turns heads, the interior is like backstage. A place that isn’t necessarily for sharing with other people.
Head of BMW Design
For us, the focus was clearly on the rear area. Which is also the unique selling point. In the BMW XM, an M customer should enjoy an M experience for the first time in the back of the car.
Head of BMW Design
The armrest integrated into the middle seat backrest features open cup holders with a cut-out that also enables them to hold smartphones. A bespoke entertainment programme can be set up in the rear of the BMW XM with the Travel & Comfort System, which comes as standard. Rear passengers can use the quick connectors on the backrests of the driver and front passenger seats to secure the multifunctional holders from the Original BMW Accessories range. These allow, for example, tablets to be easily and securely fixed to the front seat backrests. USB-C ports are also integrated into the backrests to charge these devices.
Vintage leather makes each interior unique: A special highlight are interior surfaces in Coffee Brown Vintage leather for the upper sections of the instrument panel and door trim panels. Soft nappa leather is used here for the first time, a special finishing process deliberately emphasising its natural characteristics rather than concealing them. The vintage look created by this process discreetly highlights creases, scars, insect bites or rough areas, for example, as character-giving design elements of the material. As well as authentically celebrating leather as a natural product, this also ensures maximum individuality, as every interior trim crafted from Vintage leather has its own unique visual details that set it apart as one of a kind.
The Harman Kardon Surround Sound System that comes as standard in the BMW XM consists of 16 speakers delivering 415 watts of audio power. And the optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System with 20 speakers and 1,500-watt amplifier lays on a particularly sumptuous listening experience. A digital seven-channel amplifier and four additional sound sources in the roof area generate an absorbingly clear and multi-layered 3D sound experience for people in all seats. Stainless steel trim elements designed specifically for the speakers add exclusive visual appeal.