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The world premiere of the BMW XM hybrid took place

The world premiere of the luxury hybrid SUV BMW XM took place. The model was developed

division of BMW M and, as stated, alreadyavailable for pre-order for 2.36 million yuan ($325,000). The novelty is equipped with a hybrid power plant, consisting of a 4.4-liter V8 turbocharged engine with a power of 480 kW with a maximum torque of 800 N • m, aggregated with an 8-speed manual transmission M Steptronic and an all-wheel drive system M xDrive, which together provides the car with acceleration to " hundreds" in 4.3 seconds. BMW eDrive electric drive allows the car to drive on electric traction up to 80 kilometers. The cabin houses a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which are combined into one common unit.

BMW says that in productionIt already has 15 models of electric and plug-in hybrid cars in its lineup this year, and by 2025 the company intends to introduce a new generation of electric cars built on a specially created architecture.