If the latest rumors appear to be true, the manufacturer is planning to reveal its all-new flagship SUV in the begging of 2020. And it is going to be the 2020 BMW X8. It is not yet sure if the new X8 will be based on the same architecture as the Rolls-Royce model or will be a coupe version of the latest X7 model. Inside the cabin, it should come with four or five seating configuration although the X7 comes with three rows of seats. Furthermore, we can expect a wide range of engine options which will depend on the market.
Engines and performances of the all-new flagship 2020 BMW X8
Although it is not yet confirmed, the new 2020 BMW X8 is expected to get the same engines as the new X7 model. So, it will most likely offer several types of engines alongside the high-performance V12 unit so it can compete against the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus models. Therefore, the one option is expected to be a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine which will be able to make 335 horses and 330 lb-ft of torque. The engine will work with 8-speed automatic transmission and will come standard with the all-wheel-drive system. This unit will be able to reach 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds and its top speed will be 152 mph.
The next option should be a 4.4-liter V-8 engine which will have the output of 456 horses and 479 lb-ft of torque. It will use the same transmission and will go from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds. Its top speed will be 155 mph. Furthermore, some sources also claim that the X8 should also be powered by a stronger 6.6-liter V12 unit. This engine is capable of making 600 horsepower.
On the other hand, the new BMW X7 is also available with diesel engines for the European market. So, it is also very likely that the new 2020 BMW X8 could get the same options. And in that case, it might get a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine which in X7 is able to make 261 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. This engine will have a top speed of 141 mph and will go from 0 to 62 mph in around 7 seconds. The next diesel engine will be the same unit but it is going to be more powerful. So, it will be able to generate 394 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. It will hit 62 mph in just 5.7 seconds and its top speed will be 155 mph.
The exterior design of the new 2020 BMW X8
Speaking of the exterior design of the new 2020 BMW X8, it is still not clear whether the X8 will be a coupe version of the new X7 model or it will represent the longer version of this model. Nevertheless, despite its size, the X8 will most likely be available with just four or five seats in contrary to the X7 model which comes with three rows of seats. Furthermore, according to some sources, the newest X8 is going to be based on the Rolls-Royce newest architecture and in that case it is going to be the longer version of the X7 model.
On the other hand, it the manufacturer decides to make it more like a coupe version than the X8 will be very similar to the smaller X4 and X6 models. Furthermore, its front fascia is expected to get a similar design of the brand’s other models available, but it is going to look bolder and more attractive. As well, we can also expect many similar styling cues with the X4, X6, and X7 models.
The interior design of the 2020 BMW X8
For now, there is no specific information or details about the cabin of the newest 2020 BMW X8. However, we have heard the news that its interior will be similar to the cabin of the new X7. But, unlike the X7 with the three rows of seats as standard, the upcoming 2020 BMW X8 should most likely offer two rows of seats and will have either four or five seats. So, it will definitively provide excellent comfort for all the passengers and very good cargo space. As for the tech features, we can expect only the best as usual. The dashboard should get a larger touchscreen for the latest infotainment system. Speaking of safety, as expected, we assume that it will be at the highest level.
Release date and price
For now, there is no information about the arrival of the newest 2020 BMW X8. However, some sources claim that we might see it sometime at the end of 2019, or perhaps at the beginning of 2020. The price is not known as well, but it is definitively sure that it should be the most expensive model in the lineup.