For a long time, we’ve been hearing rumors about the coupe iteration of BMW’s full-size SUV and it looks like that day has finally come. It looks like the new model is on the way and, of course, besides the standard versions, we also expect to see variants that come from the Bavarian performance division. Of course, we talk about the 2023 BMW X8 M, which would be the most capable version of the SUV, with all kinds of upgrades.
Naturally, the engine is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to upgrades but we count on them in other aspects as well. of course, we are talking about suspension and brakes, as well as other mechanical modifications. Furthermore, we have no doubt that this model will come with all kinds of exclusive styling details, in order to accentuate its performance character of its.
The new 2023 BMW X8 M is rumored to arrive already in the next year.
2023 BMW X8 M Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, there is no room for surprises. We expect that the 2023 BMW X8 M will be heavily based on the standard model, with the same overall layout and design characteristics. This means a coupe-like design, this time in the full-size layout, which is something we haven’t seen in the BMW lineup so far.
However, upgrades are expected in various aspects. First of all, there is a matter of mechanical upgrades, starting from the new suspension setup, which would get a typical M treatment. This means a stiffer setup compared to the standard model, with lower ground clearance and much better acting in corners. Along with more power and better handling, this model will also need upgraded brakes, so we count on improvements in this aspect as well.
Logically, we expect to see visual updates as well. The overall styling will be the same as in the standard model, which will follow the path of the recently updated X7 model, but we also count on a full load of exclusive styling details. Simply, the new model will accentuate its performance character in many ways, mostly with subtle but effective details. This refers to upgraded bumpers, wheels, grille and similar parts. Of course, exclusive color options are another thing that comes to mind.
When it comes to interior design, we expect to see a typical M treatment. This would mean upgrades in various aspects, such as materials, color schemes, seats etc. As we are talking about the most expensive version in the lineup, there is no doubt that the list of standard equipment will be very long and that it will include all kinds of tech and convenience features.
On the other hand, the overall cabin layout will remain the same. So, you may count on a design that’s mostly the same as in the recently updated X7. This particularly refers to the dashboard design, which will implement the same design solutions from the recent update, especially in terms of the design of new infotainment and instrument cluster screens.
On the other hand, the main difference will be in the back end of the cabin. Due to the sloping roof design, you may expect to see less headroom in the back row, while the cargo area will be compromised, for the same reason.
2023 BMW X8 M Engine
This aspect won’t bring any surprises. So, you may count on the recently upgraded 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, which now features a max output of 630 horsepower. With all that power, excellent performances are guaranteed, while the well-known 8-speed ZF automatic transmission will ensure excellent operation in all conditions.
This version of the SUV will be very capable, but you may also expect decent fuel economy, considering the power output. We estimate that the new model will be good for around 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
2023 BMW X8 M Release Date and Price
If we can trust the latest reports, the 2023 BMW X8 M could arrive already in the second half of the next year, though the officials are still quiet on this matter. We estimate that this particular version will be available at around 155.000 dollars.