With BMW’s new flagship SUV, the X7, nearing production, the company is now stated 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 people who want a practical SUV but aren’t going 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 tough to imagine 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 hunkered down look– and enormous 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 bit more claustrophobic than the X7’s, you can still anticipate the rear seat to happily accommodate two six-foot adults. Boot space will likewise be a high top priority and the X8 will be far more practical than a standard coupe, thanks to a tall boot and back seats that fold down to make way for bulky items such as flat-pack furnishings.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That said, the X8’s luxurious cabin must dispel any worries that it is an agricultural workhorse. It’ll be shown the X7 so you can anticipate it to get a big infotainment screen and a digital screen in the instrument binnacle where you would normally find analogue dials. Their multi-purpose capability will permit BMW to minimize 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 expenditure of some convenience on bumpy roads– and quicker steering to make the car feel more agile. An eight-speed automatic transmission will likewise be a basic feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For performance that remains in keeping with the X8’s looks you can anticipate it to be available with a series 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 location the X8 ought to be capable of 0-62mph in under 6 seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another likely candidate would be the 450hp 4.4-litre V8 petrol fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder options, but at the expense of genuinely terrifying fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you elegant having a shining brand-new BMW X8 on your driveway then the problem is that it’ll not come cheap, rates 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.
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