Camouflaged BMW X8 crossover prototype spottedDecember 3, 2020
The journalists published photos from tests of a camouflaged BMW X8 prototype. Despite the camouflage, you can see a proprietary false radiator grille of huge dimensions, as well as a new location of head optics.
Fresh “spy” shots of the Bavarian novelty show us a prototype of the BMW X8 crossover, but the “heavy” camouflage makes it difficult to see the body of the future flagship. The camouflage cannot hide the car’s grand appearance and, in particular, the sloping roofline. A giant false radiator grille is hidden under the mesh and we notice that the radar sensor in the lower grille is also quite large.
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Although the headlights are temporary, they are placed in a rather unusual location. They are installed much lower on the front panel than in the same BMW X7 crossover.
The question of whether the novelty will receive separate headlights with upper daytime running lights located on the main unit is still unresolved. The taillights are also temporary, but we can tell they will expand at the tailgate, judging by the two overhangs. The rear window and wiper are similar to those of the electric BMW iX, and the roof spoiler seems small.
Mandatory decals that say “Hybrid Test Vehicle” and a fuel cap on the front fender on the driver’s side show that the X8 had an electrified powertrain. It is believed that the “charged” M-version of the crossover will have a hybrid setup combining a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 V8 and an electric motor. The total power will be approximately 750 horsepower.
There is a possibility that the official presentation of BMW’s flagship crossover will not take place in the near future. Most likely, the car will be shown at the end of 2021, and the X8 M should arrive in about a year from that time.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the first images of the updated BMW X7 crossover appeared on the Web. The novelty has already been caught in the lenses of spy cameras several times, so the renders should be close to reality.
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