If you are BMW, you can never have too many SUV models. However, this strategy makes perfect sense, because the market is packed with SUV models. New 2020 BMW X8 is yet to become available. The all-new model has been given a green light. The arrival will happen as early as 2020. And while German automaker didn’t confirm this information, BMW did say something about more expensive SUV.
According to BMW’s head development, X8 will position above the X7 model. This SUV will be more premium than the X7 model. Interestingly, it will offer a room for four passengers only. Some reports are saying that a five-seat configuration will be optional. Further reports are saying that the 2020 X8 will ride on the same platform as the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Possible engine options are still a mystery.
There won’t be too many differences between the X7 and X8 models. BMW said the company feels there is room for a larger SUV. For that reason, the 2020 BMW X8 will be slightly larger than its older sibling. German automaker plans to make X8 a flagship model. It will be very luxurious and premium in every possible way.
For that reason, we can expect astonishing standard features. That includes premium wheels, impressive grille, and brand-new headlights. Basically, X8 will be a stretched X7 model with more upscale amenities. Interestingly, BMW X8 SUV will ride on the same platform as the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. One of the most likable things will be its coupe-like roofline that will look very modern and attractive.
2020 BMW X8 Luxury Interior
Unlike the X7 model, the 2020 BMW X8 will offer a room for four seats. Some claims are suggesting a five-seat configuration as an option. Whatsoever, two captain’s chairs will be in the rear for sure. X7 model is a three-row SUV with a room for seven passengers. This will be one of the main differences between two similar models.
Of course, the X8 will be more expensive and more luxurious. For that reason, we can expect an astonishing list of standard features. Leather upholstery will be standard, along with the premium design and ample legroom. However, the exact interior details are not available yet.
Same X7 Engine Lineup
If the latest reports are true, the 2020 BMW X8 SUV will offer the same engine lineup as its X7 sibling. This may come as a piece of disappointing information. After all, X8 supposed to be the best-of-the-best. For that reason, many fans hoped to see a powerful V12 unit. However, that is unlikely to happen. A 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo engine will be standard. This powertrain generates 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.
With standard engine, X8 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. Top-speed will be rated at 152 mph. Of course, a 4.4-liter V8 will be an optional engine. This twin-turbo unit is providing 456 hp and 479 lb-ft of twist. Speculations are going even further with the possible BMW X8M model, a high-performance variant. Interestingly, the X6M model is recording better sales than the regular X6 SUV. This may be one of the reasons why X8M does not sound so silly.
2020 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2020 BMW X8 is coming to the market in the next 12 months. The luxury SUV won’t come cheap. As a matter of fact, it will surely cost above the X7 model.
On top of that, some experts are suggesting a price between $150,000 and $200,000. Furthermore, expect higher trim levels, optional packages and probably a sportier X8M variant.