With BMW’s new flagship SUV, the X7, nearing production, the company is now said 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 developed for individuals who want an useful SUV however aren’t happy to compromise on style. That implies the X8 will get a more diving roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s difficult to picture how the latter could be possible. X8 models are most likely to come as standard with decreased 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 sized rear windows– will make the X8’s rear seats feel a little 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 priority and the X8 will be far more practical than a conventional coupe, thanks to a tall boot and rear seats that fold down to give way for large products such as flat-pack furnishings.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That said, the X8’s luxurious cabin must resolve any fears that it is an agricultural workhorse. It’ll be shared with the X7 so you can expect it to get a large infotainment screen and a digital display in the instrument binnacle where you would normally discover analogue dials. Their multi-purpose ability will enable BMW to minimize traditional buttons leaving the method 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 convenience on bumpy roads– and quicker steering to make the car feel more nimble. An eight-speed automated gearbox will likewise be a standard feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For efficiency that is in keeping with the X8’s looks you can anticipate it to be readily available with a range of 6 and eight-cylinder engines. An apparent choice would be the 3.0-litre 313hp diesel engine fitted to the BMW 640d, with it in location the X8 must be capable of 0-62mph in under 6 seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another most 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, however at the cost of genuinely terrifying 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, 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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