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 variety.
2019 BMW X8 Styling
The BMW X8 will be designed for people who desire an useful SUV however aren’t happy to sacrifice on style. That indicates the X8 will get a more diving roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s hard to envision how the latter could be possible. X8 models are likely to come as basic with lowered M Sport suspension– to provide the car a more hunkered down appearance– 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 little more claustrophobic than the X7’s, you can still expect the rear seat to gladly accommodate 2 six-foot grownups. Boot space will also be a high priority and the X8 will be even more practical than a conventional coupe, thanks to a high boot and rear seats that fold down to make way for bulky items such as flat-pack furniture.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That stated, the X8’s lavish cabin should resolve any worries that it is a farming workhorse. It’ll be shown the X7 so you can anticipate it to get a big infotainment screen and a digital display in the instrument binnacle where you would generally discover analogue dials. Their multi-purpose capability will permit BMW to minimize conventional 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 basic– to cut out body lean in corners at the expenditure of some comfort on rough roadways– and quicker steering to make the car feel more agile. An eight-speed automatic gearbox will also be a basic feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For performance that remains in keeping with the X8’s looks you can anticipate it to be readily available with a range of six and eight-cylinder engines. An apparent choice would be the 3.0-litre 313hp diesel motor fitted to the BMW 640d, with it in location the X8 ought to 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 options, but at the cost of truly scary fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you elegant having a shining new BMW X8 on your driveway then the bad news is that it’ll not come cheap, rates 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.