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 developed for individuals who desire an useful SUV however aren’t going to sacrifice on style. That suggests the X8 will get a more swooping roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s tough to envision how the latter could be possible. X8 models are most likely to come as basic with reduced M Sport suspension– to give the car a more hunched down appearance– and massive alloy wheels.
2019 BMW X8 Practicality
Although the swept back roofline– and resulting smaller 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 area will also be a high top priority and the X8 will be even more useful than a standard coupe, thanks to a high boot and rear seats that fold down to give way for large products such as flat-pack furniture.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That stated, the X8’s extravagant cabin must eliminate any worries 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 screen in the instrument binnacle where you would usually discover analogue dials. Their multi-purpose capability will permit BMW to cut down on conventional buttons leaving the way clear for leather and pricey 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 automated transmission will also be a standard feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For efficiency that remains in keeping with the X8’s looks you can anticipate it to be offered with a variety of six and eight-cylinder engines. An apparent option would be the 3.0-litre 313hp diesel motor fitted to the BMW 640d, with it in place the X8 must can 0-62mph in under six seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another likely prospect would be the 450hp 4.4-litre V8 gas fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder alternatives, however at the cost of really scary fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you elegant having a gleaming new BMW X8 on your driveway then the problem is that it’ll not come cheap, prices are set to begin with ₤ 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.
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