BMW Concept XM interior blends driver focus and comfort

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BMW has released details of its Concept XM ahead of the model going on sale in 2022.

Intended to combine a luxury feel and aesthetic with the M driving experience, this mindset is reflected in the interior. The driver’s compartment blends a combination of brown, vintage-look leather, copper and carbon fiber to create a bridge between luxury and motorsport. A bold trim element provides clear visual separation between the driver’s area and the other sections of the car, along with a decorative surface made from carbon fiber with interwoven copper thread that provides a backdrop for the displays, air vents and control/operating elements.

The driver focus of the front compartment contrasts with the more lounge-like ambience in the rear, which is decked out in petrol-blue velour, coupled with deep-pile carpeting with a diamond pattern. The visual highlight of the cabin is its headliner with a three-dimensional prism structure. A combination of indirect and direct lighting produces a relief-like structure. This effect is accentuated by ambient lighting, which can be activated in the three BMW M colors. This three-color theme is continued on the user interface, which displays the modes of the hybrid drive system as well as the pure-electric driving mode in addition to other vehicle information on a curved screen.

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