Hardly any other type of vehicle is as popular as the SUV, so it is hardly surprising that BMW is also providing the X7 with an SUV coupé variant. In addition to our exclusive rendering, we have new Spyshot of the upcoming Bmw X8 and information for you.
BMW has not yet officially confirmed that there will be an X8, but the SpyShot show a luxurious flagship that, due to some details, cannot be an X7. Read more about the upcoming super-luxury SUV here.
- New spyshot pictures of the BMW X8
- Exclusive renderings give a preview of the design
- Novel exhaust arrangement
- I Will share the engines of the X7
- X8 M could have 750-horsepower hybrid V8s
- X8 could cost from 93,000
- Expected to be released at the end of 2022
It will be a while before the X8 comes onto the market – but the competition already has giant SUVs in coupé form on the market.
The BMW X8 is a new coupe-style SUV that is expected to hit the market in 2022. It is built on the same basis as the BMW X7 but offers a more aggressive design and additional performance options to compete with the most expensive versions of the Audi Q8. Read on for all the details.
It can be seen that the upcoming BMW X8 will have a more aggressive design than the X7 – this also underlines the coupé-like sloping roofline. If you were hoping the X8 would do away with the giant kidney grilles, then you’re out of luck – chances are they’re even bigger than the X7. In addition, the front looks flatter than that of the X7, and the lower air intake also seems to have been redesigned. In addition, the headlights are positioned a little lower than in the X8.
Overall, a few details suggest that it is an X8 – even if the Erlkönig is still heavily camouflaged making its laps.
This exclusive render gives you an idea of what the new BMW X8 might look like when it hits the market in 2022. The grille was blackened here to underline the sportier look of the X8. There is also an even more aggressive bumper design than the current X7. In contrast to this car, the roofline of the X8 slopes backward to give it a coupé- SUV silhouette.
This camouflaged test vehicle appears to be equipped with temporary headlights – similar to those seen on prototype versions of the upcoming BMW i7 electric sedan. The finished car will be equipped with large LED headlights with typical BMW daytime running lights.
The rear of the new BMW X8 is very well hidden under the camouflage film, but it looks like the brake lights will be just as wide and slim as those of the X7. But what you can already see this time are the exhaust pipes. The arrangement of the two large holes on top of each other on both sides takes a bit of getting used to – you always have to come up with something new.
The sticker “Hybrid Test Vehicle” suggests that we are looking at a high-performance plug-in hybrid X8 that could hit the streets as the X8 M45e.
Engines and driving behavior
You can assume that every new BMW X8 will come with an all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission. Engine choices will likely be based on that of the X7, so entry-level models will come with 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, while the more powerful models could get 4.4-liter V8s.
The test car in these photos has a sticker that says “Hybrid Test Vehicle”. This suggests that the BMW X8 could be equipped with the same plug-in hybrid drive system as the X5 xDrive45e, which has a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder petrol engine with turbocharging, a 111 hp electric motor, and a 24 -kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
A top model X8 M could also go on sale. In this case, the flagship SUV would be equipped with a version of the 4.4-liter V8 engine with twin turbocharging from the 620-hp BMW M5 Competition Sedan. BMW may use the new X8 M as an opportunity to add an electric motor to the M5’s engine to build one of the first hybrid M cars. In this case, this gigantic SUV could generate up to 750 hp and have the ability to drive short distances purely electrically.
BMW X8 2022 Interior
No pictures of the interior of the new BMW X8 have appeared yet, but it can be assumed that the interior of the BMW X8 will be based heavily on the design of the X7 (see picture). There will be a large infotainment screen with a digital driver display and there will be the latest BMW iDrive infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
While the BMW X8 will undoubtedly have less headroom in the rear seats than the X7 due to its lower roofline, you won’t be short of space – it’s a big car, after all. Although not visible in the photos, the X8 could use the X7’s split tailgate to make loading the large trunk easier.
BMW X8 2022 Price
There are no official details about the BMW X8 yet, but the luxury SUV will certainly not be cheap. We estimate that the starting price could be around 93,000 euros. The more powerful M50i and M50d versions could be over the $ 100,000 mark – and that’s before you’ve added a few optional extras. More information on the car will be revealed in late 2021, but you’ll likely have to wait until 2022 if you’re looking to buy the X8.