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The R4.2-million BMW XM Label Red is a Super SUV killer – Performance compared

The new BMW XM Label Red is the most expensive and most powerful BMW that you can buy in South Africa today, clocking in at R4.2 million with an output that puts Ferraris and Lamborghinis to shame.

Following in the footsteps of the standard XM that went on sale in July last year, the Label Red is an even more premium offering that not only adds a host of red-themed cosmetic changes both inside and out, but has also seen the super SUV’s already impressive performance stats pushed to an insane new level.

Both models use a hybrid powertrain with a 4.4-litre TwinPower turbocharged V8 petrol engine, an electric motor, and a 25.7kWh battery, but the new version has been uprated to produce a mind-blowing 550kW and 1,000Nm – 70kW and 200Nm more than the regular model.

Consequently, the large SUV can rocket from 0 to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds and reach an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h, though this can be lifted to 290km/h with an optional M Driver’s Package.

It uses an xDrive all-wheel layout and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and its hybrid underpinnings even allow it to drive for 83km on nothing but the battery.

Other features helping out the BMW’s performance include a rear diff lock, electronically-controlled dampers, rear-wheel steering, active roll stabilization, and adaptive M suspension.

Hard-hitting competitors

These are the powerful SUVs competing against the new BMW XM Label Red in South Africa.

Click on the underlined names for more information.


Model Power
BMW XM Label Red 550kW/1,000Nm
Porsche Cayenne Turbo e-hybrid 554kW/950Nm
Ferrari Purosangue 533kW/716Nm
Lamborghini Urus Performante 490kW/850Nm
Mercedes-AMG G-Class G63 430kW/850Nm
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge 442kW/900Nm
Audi RSQ8 Quattro 441kW/800Nm
Maserati Levante Trofeo 427kW/730Nm
Jaguar F-Pace SVR 405kW/700Nm
Bentley Bentayga V8 404kW/770Nm
Range Rover P530 Autobiography 390kW/750Nm
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifolgio Q4 375kW/600Nm
Land Rover Defender 110 V8 368kW/625Nm


Model 0-100km/h
Ferrari Purosangue 3.3 seconds
Lamborghini Urus Performante 3.3 seconds
Porsche Cayenne Turbo e-hybrid 3.7 seconds
Audi RSQ8 Quattro 3.8 seconds
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifolgio Q4 3.8 seconds
BMW XM Label Red 3.8 seconds
Jaguar F-Pace SVR 4.0 seconds
Maserati Levante Trofeo 4.1 seconds
Range Rover P530 Autobiography 4.4 seconds
Bentley Bentayga V8 4.5 seconds
Mercedes-AMG G-Class G63 4.5 seconds
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge 5.0 seconds
Land Rover Defender 110 V8 5.4 seconds

Top Speed

Model Top speed
Ferrari Purosangue 310km/h
Lamborghini Urus Performante 306km/h
Maserati Levante Trofeo 300km/h
Porsche Cayenne Turbo e-hybrid 295km/h
Bentley Bentayga V8 290km/h
BMW XM Label Red 290km/h
Jaguar F-Pace SVR 286km/h
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifolgio Q4 283km/h
Audi RSQ8 Quattro 280km/h
Range Rover P530 Autobiography 250km/h
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge 250km/h
Land Rover Defender 110 V8 240km/h
Mercedes-AMG G-Class G63 240km/h


Model Pricing
Ferrari Purosangue R9,730,000
Bentley Bentayga V8 R5,090,000
Lamborghini Urus Performante R4,950,000
Maserati Levante Trofeo R4,530,000
Mercedes-AMG G-Class G63 R4,318,174
BMW XM Label Red R4,200,000
Range Rover P530 Autobiography R4,156,300
Porsche Cayenne Turbo e-hybrid R3,312,000
Land Rover Defender 110 V8 R2,899,000
Audi RSQ8 Quattro R2,730,000
Jaguar F-Pace SVR R2,197,400
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifolgio Q4 R1,956,900
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge POA

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