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BMW XM Label Red Becomes The Fastest Hybrid Electric SUV At The Pikes Peak

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BMW XM Label Red Becomes The Fastest Hybrid Electric SUV At The Pikes Peak - autojosh

BMW XM Label Red becomes the fastest Hybrid Electric SUV at Pikes Peak after driving to the top of the course in 10:48.60 min. 

It outpaces the previous 10:49.902 set by the Bentley Bentayga SUV in 2018 by nearly a second and a half.

Record-setting XM Label Red is fitted with a six-point roll cage, a racing seat, and a harness as well as in-car and exterior cameras. 

Record run comes few months after the first attempt ended with BMW driver Matt Mullins crashing the car into a tree. 





BMW XM Label Red’s 10 minutes and 48.6 seconds makes it the fastest plug-in hybrid SUV at Pikes Peak. 

But the fastest SUV overall at Pikes Peak remains the 666-hp Lamborghini Urus Performante with a time of 10:32.064. 

BMW XM Label Red Becomes The Fastest Hybrid Electric SUV At The Pikes Peak - autojosh

The 748-horsepower BMW XM Label Red has set a new record for an hybrid electric SUV at the Pikes Peak after driving to the top of famous course in 10:48.60 min, outpacing the previous 10:49.902 set by the Bentley Bentayga in 2018 by nearly a second and a half.

After the first attempt ended dramatically back in June, with driver Matt Mullins crashing the car into a tree, BMW and Mullins returned to the 12.42 miles (19.99 kilometres) highway with more than 150 turns on September 21 to set a new record.

BMW had earlier this week shared the first of two-part documentary, showing the behind-the-scenes as the team embark on a 9-month journey to break the record for the fastest hybrid SUV at Pikes Peak with the BMW XM Label Red.





BMW XM Label Red Becomes The Fastest Hybrid Electric SUV At The Pikes Peak - autojosh

Unlike the base car, the record-setting BMW XM Label Red is fitted with a six-point roll cage, a racing seat, and a harness as well as in-car and exterior cameras fitted to capture the record run.

The BMW XM Label Red is the most powerful BMW M model ever made. It distinguishes from the base XM variant with an accent band in Toronto Red metallic, although a black accent band also can be specified.

BMW XM Label Red Becomes The Fastest Hybrid Electric SUV At The Pikes Peak - autojosh

It is powered by a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain, which churns out 738-hp and 738 pound-feet of torque, and allows a 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and an electronically limited speed of 155 mph or 175 mph if owners opt for the optional M Driver’s Package.

BMW XM Label Red’s 10 minutes and 48.6 seconds makes it the fastest plug-in hybrid SUV at Pikes Peak. But the fastest SUV overall at Pikes Peak remains the 666-horsepower Lamborghini Urus Performante with a time of 10 minutes and 32 seconds.





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