The luxury crossover BMW X8 will be available in 2020
BMW will launch a series of new X8 by 2020
BMW has recently registered a trademark iX8. This event has spawned many rumors, including that the company is working on a new crossover even more luxurious than the recently shown at the Frankfurt crossover X7.
BMW has yet to officially remains silent, but the magazine Autocar says the new model will be launched in 2020 and will be positioned as a competitor to the Audi Q8 and sporty SUV model Range Rover.
Speculation to a certain extent, was confirmed by the head of development of BMW Klaus Replicom. The model is under consideration because “the Sector is growing quickly, so the possibility is still open”. Klaus also noted that: “For X8 there is a place, especially in markets such as China, but so far no final decisions there.”
The information supplied inside the following. The company is considering a number of different ideas positioning X8. The model will probably ride on the same platform that underpins the X7. While X4 and X6 have the style four-door coupe, BMW discuss whether X8 follow the same philosophy or become a long-wheelbase version of the X7.
If you choose the latter path of development variation X8 will fall in line with Cadillac, Lincoln and Range Rover, which as you know are made in the normal versions and their extended variations.
No matter in what direction the company’s development model, it is assumed that the X8 will be offered with the interior for four or five persons. This decision focused attention on passenger comfort and designers that are likely to reinforce this idea, adding premium materials and high-tech toys in the new car, such as top-end infotainment system for passengers in the back seat.
If the model will eventually be approved, it is likely to be offered with a range of different, but powerful powertrains. Data not yet official, but possible options may include all, from plug-in hybrid powertrain with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine four-cylinder up to top models with a 6.6-liter V12 with two turbines.