It hasn’t passed too much time after we saw the premiere of the all-new X7 and the BMW is preparing more additions. The version of the big SUV with sloping roofline will appear as 2020 BMW X8. Rumors are louder and the base is there. The Bavarian carmaker is becoming predictable. They launched a coupe version of the X3 crossover as X4. From before, we have X6 as the sportier and more aggressive version of the X5 mid-size SUV. Now, it is turn for the X7 to get its coupe model.
The 2020 BMW X8 will share a lot of things in common with its stablemate. The German company is speeding up the development to launch it as soon as possible. There is growing competition and BMW has to do it. Also, they will complete the lineup of their SUV range.
2020 BMW X8 Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2020 BMW X8 will be the same drivetrain as for the brand-new X7 model. That is a 3.0-liter inline-six engine. It sends power through an eight-speed automatic transmission to all wheels. We will see if the X8 could get a 2WD, but it is unlikely to happen. This drivetrain is very powerful with 335 hp. Thanks to the torque of 330 lb-ft, the SUV will need less than 6 seconds to sprint 0-60 mph. Top speed is going to be limited to 130 mph, while the towing capacity is going to be around 7,500 pounds.
Will There Be BMW X8 M?
Of course! And it is going to be meaner than the X7. This version will use a 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine with the capability to produce 600 hp. BMW is going to tune the existing transmission system so it can handle so much energy. Other upgrades will include suspension and shocks’ treatment to provide a smoother and sportier ride. Compared to the regular model, this one will need less time for 0-60 mph acceleration (under 5 seconds) and its top speed will go over 160 mph.
Of course, exterior and interior are also suffering modifications. So, there will be a lot of premium features. But, to control so much power and speed, the 2020 BMW X8 M will use all available safety features. Driver assist technology of the latest generation includes route info, satellite navigation, automatic braking, and many more. Of course, designers will improve the comfort and infotainment. This equipment will hand a hefty price on the new BMW X8 M model.
The 2020 BMW X8 will be available in Europe with a diesel engine. On the other hand, it is uncertain if the company will go after such an adventure in the USA. The totally different market requires a lot of modifications. However, options will be an xDrive30d – a 3.0-liter V6 unit with outputs of 260 hp and 460 lb-ft. An M version outside the US will use a diesel engine that will help the SUV stop the clock just above 5 seconds for sprint 0-60 mph. An m50d drivetrain bursts 400 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. Also, top speed is set at 155 mph. Too bad these engines are not coming overseas.
2020 BMW X8 Features, Design
Standard equipment for the 2020 BMW X8 will include the latest infotainment system. By the next season, the company could launch the new edition with more options. Big screens are highlights of the dashboard. A 10-inch display will show everything you want and need to know about the vehicle and its surrounding. Rearview and parking cameras with sensors are sending date to this display. Genuine leather covers seats and steering wheel. Rear seats are coming with the entertaining system. The question is if the BMW X8 will have the third row. Space is already tight there and the rakish roofline will even more headroom. Also, the cargo space is going to suffer, but the SUV will offer enough space for most of the items you need for longer trips.
We can describe the exterior as the state of art. Of course, kidney grille is a trademark feature for BMW SUVs. For the new model, it will be even bigger, The 2020 BMW X8 will use the same platform as the X7. That means two vehicles will be 203 inches long with a 122-inch wheelbase. Narrow headlights and aggressive bumper are highlights of the front fascia. It is going to be interesting to see what will the rear end look like. It is possible for X8 to use the same solutions as the X6. Basically, the smaller SUV would only grow. The 22-inch wheels will be optional.
How Much Will 2020 BMW X8 Cost?
The new 2020 BMW X8 will cost around $80,000. This is a prediction we made on available details – X5 and X6 price difference and X7 starting cost. The SUV is also going to offer a lot of interesting and attractive upgrades. Well, the most popular will definitely be the M suite. But, be ready to pay over $110,000 for this one without add-ons.