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 variety.
2019 BMW X8 Styling
The BMW X8 will be developed for people who desire an useful SUV but aren’t ready to sacrifice on style. That means the X8 will get a more swooping roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s hard to picture how the latter could be possible. X8 models are likely to come as basic with decreased M Sport suspension– to give 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 back seat feel a bit more claustrophobic than the X7’s, you can still expect the rear seat to gladly accommodate two six-foot adults. Boot area will also be a high concern and the X8 will be far more useful than a standard coupe, thanks to a tall boot and rear seats that fold down to make way for large products such as flat-pack furnishings.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That stated, the X8’s lavish cabin must dispel any worries that it is a farming workhorse. It’ll be shown the X7 so you can expect 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 capability will permit BMW to minimize conventional buttons leaving the way clear for leather and expensive 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 likely that X8 models will come fitted with stiffer M Sport suspension as basic– to eliminate body lean in corners at the expense of some convenience on rough roadways– and quicker steering to make the car feel more nimble. An eight-speed automated gearbox will also be a standard 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 range of six and eight-cylinder engines. An obvious choice would be the 3.0-litre 313hp diesel engine fitted to the BMW 640d, with it in place the X8 ought to can 0-62mph in under six seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another 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, however at the cost of really frightening fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you expensive having a gleaming new BMW X8 on your driveway then the problem is that it’ll not come cheap, rates are set to start from ₤ 80,000 increasing 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.