What is known about the high-performance crossover BMW X8 M?May 22, 2020
When the new Bavarian crossover X8 appears in the high-performance M-version, it is unlikely to be built on the same platform as the current flagship X7. The novelty will go on sale only in 2021.
The debut of the Alpina XB7 crossover, which is a highly modernized version of the Bavarian BMW X7, took place earlier this week. The car, which is an analogue of the high-performance X7 M, boasts 617 horsepower and a top speed of 290 km / h.
At the moment, there is no data on whether BMW plans to introduce a “charged” X7 M or not. But thanks to BMWBlog, we got more information about the upcoming BMW X8 in the high-performance M-performance.
Unlike the X6, which is essentially the same X5, but with a coupe-like body, the publication’s report says that the X8 will not receive the same platform as the current X7. Rather, the X8 M could be a model created from scratch by the BMW M Performance division.
This article implies that there may not be the usual performance of the full-size X8 crossover at all. There are even rumors that such a decision will be made due to the fact that the new product will be completely designed by the specialists of the BMW M sports division.
What we still know is that if or when the BMW X8 M appears, it should get power up to 750 hp. from the hybrid version of the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which will be connected to the all-wheel drive system. In terms of style, expect huge front “nostrils” – a false radiator grille and some design elements borrowed from the more traditional X7.
The first X8 M concept should appear before the end of the year, and its serial version will go on sale only in 2021. The car will not be cheap – it seems that the new X8 will have the most expensive starting price in the history of the brand.
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