With BMW’s new flagship SUV, the X7, nearing production, the company is now stated to be establishing a BMW X8 coupe that would sit above the X2, X4 and X6 in the firm’s variety.
2019 BMW X8 Styling
The BMW X8 will be created for people who desire a practical SUV but aren’t happy to compromise on style. That indicates the X8 will get a more diving roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s tough to imagine how the latter might be possible. X8 models are most likely to come as standard with lowered M Sport suspension– to provide the car a more hunched down look– and huge alloy wheels.
2019 BMW X8 Practicality
Although the swept back roofline– and resulting smaller rear windows– will make the X8’s rear seats feel a bit more claustrophobic than the X7’s, you can still expect the rear seat to happily accommodate 2 six-foot adults. Boot area will also be a high top priority and the X8 will be much more practical than a conventional coupe, thanks to a tall boot and back seats that fold down to make way for large items such as flat-pack furniture.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That said, the X8’s lavish cabin should eliminate any worries that it is a farming workhorse. It’ll be shared with the X7 so you can anticipate it to get a big infotainment screen and a digital display in the instrument binnacle where you would typically discover analogue dials. Their multi-purpose ability will permit BMW to minimize conventional buttons leaving the method clear for leather and expensive looking trim pieces throughout the cabin.
2019 BMW X8 Drive
The X8 is set to be more fun to drive than the X7. It’s likely that X8 models will come fitted with stiffer M Sport suspension as standard– to eliminate body lean in corners at the cost of some comfort on rough roadways– and quicker steering to make the car feel more agile. An eight-speed automated transmission will likewise be a standard feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For efficiency that remains in keeping with the X8’s looks you can anticipate it to be offered with a variety of 6 and eight-cylinder engines. An obvious option would be the 3.0-litre 313hp diesel engine fitted to the BMW 640d, with it in place the X8 should be capable of 0-62mph in under six seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another likely candidate would be the 450hp 4.4-litre V8 petrol fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder alternatives, but at the cost of truly frightening fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you fancy having a gleaming brand-new BMW X8 on your driveway then the problem is that it’ll not come cheap, prices are set to start from ₤ 80,000 increasing to well over ₤ 100,000 for a top of the range model. It’ll likely to go on sale in the latter half of 2019.