The 2020 BMW X8 is Coming and This is What it May Look Like
It’s like the new X7 but with a more rakish rooflineby Andy Nedel, on
BMW has only just pulled the wraps off its new X7 large SUV, the flagship high rider in its range, and the rumor mill is already churning out reports that a coupe-like model based on it will debut as early as next year - it will be called the X8.
2020 BMW X8
As per BMW’s current naming strategies, all even-numbered X models have a coupe-like roof line, and the X8 will be no different.
Our spies have yet to provide us photos of camouflaged X8 prototypes, but we expect the production model (if it indeed it turns out to be a real thing) won’t differ too much from this quick rendering I whipped up.
Its roofline will definitely adopt a rakish, fastback look just like the one on the current X4 and X6 models and BMW may add additional styling details to set the X8 apart from the X7.
Unlike its two smaller even-numbered X brethren, though, the X8 may also feature an updated front fascia, but I really don’t know what they could do to it to make it bolder than it already is.
The range of engines will probably be identical to that of the more practical, seven-seater X7 - kicking off with a 40i three-liter turbocharged model, but in spite of the X8’s less practical and spacious interior, it will carry a price premium over it.
Read our full review on the 2019 BMW X7.
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