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The $159,000 BMW XM Hybrid Is First Plug-In Car in High-Performance M Line

It comes as plug-in sales are softening across Europe and the US.

The BMW XM.

The BMW XM.

Source: BMW

BMW has announced the first vehicle from its high-powered M line that will run on electricity.

The five-seat crossover boasts 644 horsepower, combined from its V8 engine and electric motor, and 590 pound-feet of torque. It comes with an eight-speed, all-wheel-drive that will propel it to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Overall top speed is 168 mph, though in electric mode it will inch along at a maximum of 87 mph.