It was created for the MotoGP 2024 championship
BMW has unveiled a new version of its most powerful production car, the BMW XM. It has been converted into a safety car for the 2024 MotoGP season.
Compared to the standard car, it has a different front splitter, a light bar on the roof and additional flashing LEDs in the front bumper. Inside, it boasts a pair of Recaro front bucket seats with six-point harnesses, additional controls for the new lighting, and a fire extinguisher in case something goes wrong.
The XM Label Safety Car was unveiled in Valencia during the 2023 MotoGP season finale, where BMW also unveiled a second car. Francesco Bagnaia, winner of this year's BMW M Award for fastest qualifying, received the keys to his shiny new electrified SUV. Last year, the same driver won the M3 Touring with center-mounted exhaust tips.
It is the most expensive BMW model money can buy in the United States, with a retail price of $185,000 before options. Add to that the only two available options—the Bowers & Wilkins audio system and the M Driver package—and the price jumps to nearly $192,000.
The 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine and electric motor produce a combined 738 hp. and 1000 Nm.