With BMW’s new flagship SUV, the X7, nearing production, the company is now said to be developing a BMW X8 coupe that would sit above the X2, X4 and X6 in the company’s range.
2019 BMW X8 Styling
The BMW X8 will be developed for people who want a practical SUV however aren’t happy to sacrifice on style. That implies the X8 will get a more swooping roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s hard to imagine how the latter might be possible. X8 models are likely to come as basic with reduced M Sport suspension– to give the car a more hunched down look– and enormous alloy wheels.
2019 BMW X8 Practicality
Although the swept back roofline– and resulting smaller sized rear windows– will make the X8’s rear seats feel a bit more claustrophobic than the X7’s, you can still anticipate the rear seat to gladly accommodate two six-foot grownups. Boot area will also be a high top priority and the X8 will be much more useful than a conventional coupe, thanks to a tall boot and back seats that fold down to give way for large items such as flat-pack furniture.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That said, the X8’s luxurious cabin ought to dispel any fears 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 screen in the instrument binnacle where you would normally find analogue dials. Their multi-purpose ability will enable BMW to cut down on standard buttons leaving the method clear for leather and pricey looking trim pieces throughout the cabin.
2019 BMW X8 Drive
The X8 is set to be more enjoyable to drive than the X7. It’s most likely that X8 models will come fitted with stiffer M Sport suspension as basic– to cut out body lean in corners at the expenditure of some comfort on bumpy roadways– and quicker steering to make the car feel more agile. An eight-speed automated gearbox will likewise be a basic feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For efficiency that remains in keeping with the X8’s looks you can expect it to be available with a series of six and eight-cylinder engines. An obvious option would be the 3.0-litre 313hp diesel motor fitted to the BMW 640d, with it in location the X8 need to be capable of 0-62mph in under 6 seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another most likely candidate would be the 450hp 4.4-litre V8 gas fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder options, but at the cost of truly terrifying fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you fancy having a shining new BMW X8 on your driveway then the bad news is that it’ll not come cheap, costs are set to begin with ₤ 80,000 rising 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.