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 range.
2019 BMW X8 Styling
The BMW X8 will be created for people who desire a practical SUV but aren’t going to sacrifice on style. That means the X8 will get a more stroking roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s difficult to envision how the latter might be possible. X8 models are most likely to come as basic with reduced M Sport suspension– to provide the car a more hunched down appearance– and massive alloy wheels.
2019 BMW X8 Practicality
Although the swept back roofline– and resulting smaller rear windows– will make the X8’s back seat feel a little more claustrophobic than the X7’s, you can still anticipate the rear seat to happily accommodate two six-foot adults. Boot area will also be a high concern and the X8 will be even more useful than a traditional coupe, thanks to a tall boot and back seats that fold down to give way for bulky products such as flat-pack furnishings.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That said, the X8’s lavish cabin must dispel any fears that it is an agricultural workhorse. It’ll be shown the X7 so you can anticipate it to obtain a big infotainment screen and a digital display screen in the instrument binnacle where you would generally find analogue dials. Their multi-purpose ability will permit BMW to cut down on conventional buttons leaving the way clear for leather and costly 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 expense of some convenience on bumpy roads– and quicker steering to make the car feel more agile. An eight-speed automated gearbox will also be a standard feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For performance that is in keeping with the X8’s looks you can expect it to be offered with a variety of six and eight-cylinder engines. An obvious choice would be the 3.0-litre 313hp diesel motor fitted to the BMW 640d, with it in location the X8 should be capable of 0-62mph in under 6 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 choices, however at the cost of genuinely terrifying fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you fancy having a shining brand-new BMW X8 on your driveway then the problem is that it’ll not come cheap, costs are set to start from ₤ 80,000 rising to well over ₤ 100,000 for a top of the variety model. It’ll likely to go on sale in the latter half of 2019.