Rumors of the coupe version of BMW’s large SUV have circulated for a while almost since the introduction of the X7 and now it appears like something is being developed. According to the latest reports, the 2024 BMW X8 is in an advanced phase of development, and it will be ready at the end of this year. The X7 was recently revamped and the new X8 could benefit in numerous ways, no matter if it’s for aesthetics or mechanicals.
What we are expecting to find is the same connection as that of the models X5 and X6 such as. In 2024 BMW X8 would adopt most aspects of the X7’s design however, the main differentiator would be the rear-end layout. It will have a coupe-like roofline that makes this crossover look more sporty and more athletic. However, we’re not sure that more significant mechanical changes will occur.
2024 BMW X8 Review
As we’ve mentioned earlier that it’s likely that the BMW X8 would be heavily modeled on its X7 model, starting with the mechanicals, which will be almost identical. This means that the new SUV would be built on the same version from CLAR. CLAR platform, which has the same wheelbase and chassis. In addition, we can expect similar powertrain setups as well as technology.
However, the main distinction will be in terms of style. On the other side, the front will likely look similar to the latest modifications that we have seen on the X7 beginning with an entirely new look with a more imposing grille as well as new headlights. However, the rear is likely to have the roof sloping upwards giving it a coupe-like appearance. However, the design will be affecting areas such as those the tailgates, lights, and so on.
The 2024 BMW X8 was recently spotted conducting tests, and we get our first glimpse of the renderings. For starters, it appears that the X8 model is smaller than its X7 model. It does sport a more aggressive appearance because of the massive grille, and smaller taillights and headlamps. It also comes with a brand-new quad exhaust and 21-inch wheels. The manufacturer is yet to provide official information, but it appears that the X8 model is different from the other BMW models.
If it’s about interior design, there’s a certainty that the 2024 BMW X8 would feature an identical dashboard. We would be able to see the many innovations which were unveiled in the latest update, which was mainly about the new screens which are integrated into what is called an instrument panel. It comprises a 12.3-inch electronic instrument cluster as well as a huge 14.9-inch infotainment display. Apart from that the dashboard is designed in the standard BMW style, featuring premium materials, stylish aesthetics, and a high-end overall design.
It is expected that the 2024 BMW X8 would come with an important distinction from the previous version. Because of the roof’s slope design, this new model won’t have three rows of seats. Instead, we’d get 2 rows of seating that would be large and can seat adults in a great way. The roof’s slope could also affect the cargo space.
Tech and Safety
We believe that the options and standard equipment will appear to be the same as the X7. So, we can expect to find a list of common features that include the 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen wireless device charging, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hotspot satellite radio with a 10-speaker stereo with numerous USB ports, quad-zone auto climate control remote start remote, proximity keyless entry ambient lighting in the interior as well as the general garage door opener and an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an expansive moonroof.
As for features that are available We expect to see things like infotainment’s gesture control as well as a dashcam. sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo and 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound stereo with five-zone air conditioning, leather-wrapped instrument panel with glass cabin controls, the roof’s interior LED lighting, and heated and cooling cup holders.
In terms of safety, the base models will likely come with ahead collision detection, automated emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane-departure alert, traffic-sign detection, adaptive headlights automatic high beams and rearview camera, head-up display rain-sensing windshield wipers, and so on.
This shouldn’t cause any surprises. Therefore, the base models will be equipped with the latest 3.0-liter inline-six that puts out approximately 350 horsepower. The first major upgrade is the M60i which is powered by an incredibly famous 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 however, it now has an asymmetric hybrid setup, and 523 horsepower.
Of course, we’d like to see the XB8 model, which is a version that is upgraded that is the V8, which puts out about 630 horsepower. Each of the three engine options will be paired with an eight-speed auto transmission.
2024 BMW X8 Release Date and Price
There’s not much information about the X8 and its features, but Oliver Zipse told CNBC it’s going to be a “brand-new model, high-end for the American market but also for the world market.” It’s expected to go on sale in the next year in the US which it’ll have a six-figure price as the X7 M50i is close to being sold, with a price of $99,800.