As you’ve probably already heard, the Bavarian carmaker is entering the segment of full-size SUVs, but not with just one model. Besides the upcoming X7 model, we are about to see another, completely new 2019 BMW X8 SUV. As you may presume, this model will represent the company’s famous correlation between odd and even numbered SUVs at the highest level. This model is about to become the company’s most luxurious vehicle ever made.
At the moment, it is all in the domain of speculations. The official confirmation is yet to come, though the new model already looks very likely, as a certain thing, we would say. So, what to expect from the new SUV? Expect pretty much you can imagine, since the 2019 BMW X8 won’t bring compromises in any aspect.
2019 BMW X8 Redesign
As we already mentioned, the new model still waits for the official confirmation. However, we can definitely presume how the 2019 BMW X8 specs will look like. Without any doubt, the new model will be closely related to the upcoming X7. The X7 will be the company’s new flagship crossover, at least until the X8 arrives. The two models should be pretty much identical in terms of mechanics. In practice, this would mean the same CLAR platform, which underprints pretty much everything with BMW’s badge these days. Many design solutions will be borrowed from the famous mid-size X5 model, but also a big influence from the 7 Series sedan as well, especially when it comes to interior layout and overall touch.
2019 BMW X8 Styling
When it comes to styling, we expect no surprises from the 2019 BMW X8. This will be a so-called coupe-like derivate of the upcoming X7 model. The two models will feature the same wheelbase, but the X8 should be shorter, due to its layout. You can expect to see a familiar sloping roof design, similar to what we can see on the X6 model, of course in a bigger package.
When it comes to the front end, the two models should look largely the same. This means a lot of inspiration from the performance X7 concept car, which had a premiere last year. This concept came with a completely new visual appearance, which should represent the BMW’s future design language. The new full-size models probably won’t copy this philosophy, but we definitely expect to see a lot of influence from the concept. To remind you, the concept came with a much bolder front end, with a new design of the famous kindle grille. The new grille is now kinda angular and it continues getting bigger and bigger. On the other side, headlights are narrower, while the bumper comes with massive air intakes, which should emphasize the model’s flagship-grade character.
2019 BMW X8 Interior
The recent performance concept came with a very futuristic cabin, but we are pretty sure that the new 2019 BMW X8 will mimic the 7 Series in a large portion. The flagship sedan comes with the very simple, but amazingly stylish interior design. The dashboard features lots of horizontal lines and there are no unnecessary details. The center stack combines touchscreen interface with a bunch of conventional controls, while the instrument cluster is extremely simple an comes in BMW’s traditional manner, without any sign of digitalization. Of course, expect to see an extremely long list of standard equipment, which would include pretty much everything BMW has to offer at the moment in terms of safety, driver aids, entertainment, convenience etc.
2019 BMW X8 Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, there is no place for surprises. The offer should start with a familiar 3.0-liter inline-six unit, which is good for about 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.
A large 4.4-liter V8 is expected as well. This unit delivers around 460 horses and 480 pound-feet of torque.
Expect diesel units in the offer as well. This primarily refers to the familiar 3.0-liter unit with 260 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The same engine is available in a hi-performance version with four turbochargers and a max output of 400 horsepower.
2019 BMW X8 M
Besides standard version, another model that looks certain is the 2019 BMW X8 M. As you may presume, this one will come with lots of upgrades. This refers to all kinds of aspects, but primarily on better performances. Expect to see a familiar V12 engine with a max output of 602 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Of course, we will see a completely new suspension, as well as various other mechanical upgrades. Lots of visual upgrades will come as well, both outside and on the inside.
2019 BMW X8 Release Date and Price
The new model still waits for the official confirmation. Still, many reports suggest its arrival already in the next year. It won’t be chape. The base 2019 BMW X8 price will probably go around 80.000 dollars.