With BMW’s brand-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 individuals who want a practical SUV but aren’t going 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 difficult to picture how the latter might be possible. X8 models are most likely to come as standard with reduced M Sport suspension– to provide the car a more hunkered 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 back seat feel a little bit more claustrophobic than the X7’s, you can still expect the rear seat to gladly accommodate 2 six-foot adults. Boot space will likewise be a high top priority and the X8 will be even more practical than a traditional coupe, thanks to a tall boot and rear seats that fold down to give way for bulky products such as flat-pack furniture.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That stated, the X8’s extravagant cabin must resolve any worries that it is a farming workhorse. It’ll be shared with 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 typically discover analogue dials. Their multi-purpose ability will allow BMW to reduce standard buttons leaving the method 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 most likely that X8 models will come fitted with stiffer M Sport suspension as standard– to cut out body lean in corners at the expense of some convenience on bumpy roadways– and quicker steering to make the car feel more agile. An eight-speed automatic transmission will likewise be a basic feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For efficiency that is in keeping with the X8’s looks you can anticipate it to be available with a series 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 location the X8 should be capable of 0-62mph in under 6 seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another likely prospect would be the 450hp 4.4-litre V8 gas fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder alternatives, but at the expense of really frightening fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you expensive 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.
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