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 created for people who want an useful SUV but aren’t happy to compromise on design. That suggests 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 most likely to come as basic with lowered M Sport suspension– to provide the car a more hunched down appearance– and huge 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 space will likewise be a high top priority and the X8 will be even more practical than a conventional coupe, thanks to a high boot and back seats that fold down to give way for bulky products such as flat-pack furniture.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That said, the X8’s lavish cabin must resolve any fears that it is an agricultural workhorse. It’ll be shared with the X7 so you can anticipate it to obtain a big infotainment screen and a digital display screen in the instrument binnacle where you would normally discover analogue dials. Their multi-purpose ability will enable BMW to minimize standard 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 fun to drive than the X7. It’s most likely that X8 models will come fitted with stiffer M Sport suspension as standard– to eliminate body lean in corners at the expenditure of some comfort on rough 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 expect it to be offered with a variety 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 prospect would be the 450hp 4.4-litre V8 petrol fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder alternatives, but at the expense of truly scary fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you fancy 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 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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