2019 BMW X8 With BMW’s brand-new flagship SUV, the X7, nearing production, the business is now stated to be establishing a BMW X8 coupe that would sit above the X2, X4 and X6 in the firm’s range.
The BMW X8 will be designed for individuals who want a practical SUV however aren’t happy to compromise on style. That indicates 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 designs are likely to come as standard with lowered M Sport suspension– to offer the automobile a more hunkered down appearance– and enormous alloy wheels.
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 anticipate the rear seat to happily accommodate two six-foot adults.
Boot area will likewise be a high top priority and the X8 will be far more practical than a conventional coupe, thanks to a tall boot and back seats that fold down to give way for bulky products such as flat-pack furniture.
That said, the X8’s luxurious cabin must dispel any fears that it is an agricultural workhorse. It’ll be shared with the X7 so you can expect it to obtain a big infotainment screen and a digital display in the instrument binnacle where you would generally discover analogue dials. Their multi-purpose ability will enable BMW to minimize standard buttons leaving the method clear for leather and expensive looking trim pieces throughout the cabin.
The X8 is set to be more enjoyable to drive than the X7. It’s most likely that X8 designs will come fitted with stiffer M Sport suspension as basic– to cut out body lean in corners at the expenditure 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 basic feature.
For performance that remains in keeping with the X8’s looks you can expect it to be available with a series of six 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 should can 0-62mph in under six seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another likely prospect would be the 450hp 4.4-litre V8 fuel fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder alternatives, however at the expense of genuinely frightening fuel economy.
If you elegant having a shining new BMW X8 on your driveway then the problem is that it’ll not come cheap, prices are set to start from ₤ 80,000 increasing to well over ₤ 100,000 for a top of the range design. It’ll likely to go on sale in the latter half of 2019.