BMW concept XM on Display at Zentrum until Monday.

The next new thing to come out of BMW Manufacturing is on display at the factory's museum.

The concept car for the BMW XM, slated to go into production late in 2022, is at the Zentrum until Monday. The BMW Concept XM was recently unveiled at Art Basel 2021 in Miami Beach on Nov. 29. The BMW Concept XM will be the most powerful BMW M car ever to go into series production, according to a news release.

The United States will be the most important sales market for this new high-performance vehicle, the news release said. The BMW XM will be the first stand-alone BMW M vehicle since the BMW M1, which was produced, according to Car and Driver magazine, from 1975 to 1980 and included only 430 vehicles. The BMW XM will be available only as a plug-in hybrid and exclusively as an M model "M" for motorsport.

"We are very excited to be building the first electrified high-performance model in the BMW M portfolio," Robert Engelhorn, president and CEO of Spartanburg's BMW Manufacturing, said in the release. "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 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 horsepower and peak...

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