With BMW’s new flagship SUV, the X7, nearing production, the company is now said to be developing 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 a practical SUV however aren’t ready to compromise on style. That suggests the X8 will get a more stroking roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s tough to think of how the latter could be possible. X8 models are likely to come as standard with lowered 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 sized rear windows– will make the X8’s rear seats feel a little bit more claustrophobic than the X7’s, you can still expect the rear seat to gladly accommodate 2 six-foot grownups. Boot space will also be a high priority and the X8 will be far more practical than a standard coupe, thanks to a high boot and rear seats that fold down to give way for large items such as flat-pack furnishings.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That stated, the X8’s luxurious cabin must eliminate any fears that it is a farming workhorse. It’ll be shown the X7 so you can anticipate it to get a big infotainment screen and a digital display screen in the instrument binnacle where you would usually find analogue dials. Their multi-purpose ability will enable BMW to minimize standard buttons leaving the way clear for leather and costly 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 cost of some comfort on bumpy roadways– and quicker steering to make the car feel more agile. An eight-speed automatic gearbox will also be a standard feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For performance that remains in keeping with the X8’s looks you can anticipate it to be readily available with a series of 6 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 need 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 fuel fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder choices, however at the expense of genuinely frightening fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you expensive having a gleaming brand-new BMW X8 on your driveway then the bad news 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 model. It’ll likely to go on sale in the latter half of 2019.
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