With BMW’s 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 company’s range.
2019 BMW X8 Styling
The BMW X8 will be developed for people who want an useful SUV but aren’t willing to compromise on design. That suggests the X8 will get a more diving roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s hard to envision how the latter might be possible. X8 models are likely to come as basic with decreased M Sport suspension– to provide the car a more hunkered down appearance– and enormous alloy wheels.
2019 BMW X8 Practicality
Although the swept back roofline– and resulting smaller 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 2 six-foot grownups. Boot area will likewise be a high concern and the X8 will be much more practical than a standard coupe, thanks to a high boot and rear seats that fold down to make way for large products such as flat-pack furnishings.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That stated, the X8’s luxurious cabin should resolve any fears 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 usually discover analogue dials. Their multi-purpose ability will enable 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 standard– to cut out body lean in corners at the expenditure of some comfort on bumpy roadways– and quicker steering to make the car feel more nimble. An eight-speed automatic gearbox will likewise be a basic feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For efficiency 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 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 petrol fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder options, however at the cost of genuinely scary fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you elegant 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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