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      09-25-2020, 09:02 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
The rumours that have followed this are incorrect. You can still order an M8 in Europe, and other regions.
I believe it's the North American region that has postponed the 2021 model year.

Anyway here is the first stand-alone BMW M model. The XM.
If you think that it's a ridiculous idea -Mercedes-AMG are also planning an AMG based stand alone SUV. As are Porsche with a Taycan-type SUV. It's a big market and lucrative for Peformance manufacturers to plunder. Especially when offered with electrification options.

It's form is more like a larger X2 rather than the Coupe outlines of X4 and X6. The XM will be available as a four seater as well as the typical five seater.
While this render is basically an X2 with a huge grille I have to say this actually works quite nicely on such a vehicle. In other words, it can work on tall, upright SUV fascias. On the other hand, in low, sleek, coupe-like silhouettes like the 4 Series it simply doesn't work at all.