With BMW’s brand-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 designed for people who desire a practical SUV however aren’t happy to sacrifice on style. That means 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 most likely to come as basic with reduced M Sport suspension– to provide the car a more hunkered down appearance– and huge alloy wheels.
2019 BMW X8 Practicality
Although the swept back roofline– and resulting smaller sized 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 happily accommodate two six-foot adults. Boot area will also be a high concern and the X8 will be much more practical than a standard coupe, thanks to a tall boot and rear seats that fold down to make way for large items such as flat-pack furniture.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That said, the X8’s extravagant cabin must dispel any fears that it is an agricultural workhorse. It’ll be shown the X7 so you can expect 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 enable 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 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 comfort on rough roads– and quicker steering to make the car feel more nimble. An eight-speed automated 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 available with a range of 6 and eight-cylinder engines. An apparent option would be the 3.0-litre 313hp diesel engine fitted to the BMW 640d, with it in place the X8 ought to be capable of 0-62mph in under six seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another most 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, but at the cost of really scary fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you elegant having a shining brand-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 increasing 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.
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