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 company’s range.
2019 BMW X8 Styling
The BMW X8 will be designed for individuals who want an useful SUV but aren’t ready to sacrifice on design. That indicates the X8 will get a more stroking roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s hard to imagine how the latter might be possible. X8 models are likely to come as basic with reduced M Sport suspension– to provide the car a more hunkered down appearance– and massive 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 gladly accommodate 2 six-foot adults.
Boot space will likewise be a high concern and the X8 will be far more useful than a conventional coupe, thanks to a tall boot and rear seats that fold down to make way for bulky products such as flat-pack furnishings.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That stated, the X8’s lavish cabin should dispel any worries that it is an agricultural workhorse. It’ll be shown the X7 so you can expect it to obtain a large infotainment screen and a digital screen in the instrument binnacle where you would normally discover analogue dials. Their multi-purpose ability will permit BMW to cut down on traditional 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 enjoyable to drive than the X7. It’s most likely that X8 models will come fitted with stiffer M Sport suspension as basic– to eliminate body lean in corners at the cost of some convenience on bumpy roads– and quicker steering to make the car feel more agile. An eight-speed automatic gearbox will likewise be a standard feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For performance that is in keeping with the X8’s looks you can anticipate it to be readily available with a variety of six and eight-cylinder engines. An obvious choice would be the 3.0-litre 313hp diesel motor fitted to the BMW 640d, with it in location the X8 ought to can 0-62mph in under 6 seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another likely prospect would be the 450hp 4.4-litre V8 petrol fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder options, however at the expense of truly frightening fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you elegant having a shining new BMW X8 on your driveway then the problem 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.