Is BMW Looking To Challenge The Bentley Bentayga With An X8 CUV?

Developing their largest and most luxurious SUV yet, the X7, isn’t apparently enough for BMW, as they could go above and beyond, with a possible X8.

We’re taking the report published by AutoExpress with a grain of salt, though, as they’re quoting an unnamed insider within the company, who said that a BMW X8 is “under serious consideration”.

Nothing is known about it so far, but the Bavarian automaker has a few choices to make – follow the X2, X4, and X6 with the X8, which might become a sportier and less practical take of the X7, extend the latter’s wheelbase for additional rear legroom, or even use the architecture of the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan to create it.

No timeline has been provided for the rumored X8, which, if it is indeed coming, then it will carry the brand’s new black and white logo that reads ‘Bayerische Motoren Werke’, which is German for ‘Bavarian Motor Work’. The same logo will be applied to BMW’s most exclusive models, and likely candidates are the 7-Series, 8-Series, and X7.

Note: BMW X7 official sketches posted in the gallery


  • Kash

    If they build an X8 it’ll be a coupe version of the X7, so no they won’t extend the wheelbase of the X7, if anything they’ll shorten it.

    Then, why would they go after the Bentayga when Rolls-Royce is building the Cullinan, the car from the brand that actually rivals Bentley?

    • alexxx

      Rolls Royce has no rivals.

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  • ediotsavant

    If it looks like anything in that depiction, it will definitely compete with the Bentagay for the most ugliest cuv of all time.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      damn! the best comment ever about ugly bentayga.but q7 is also very best about being ugly.

    • Cobrajet

      It doesn’t have the proportions of a flagship SUV or a Bentley.

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  • Bash

    We haven’t finished talking about the X7 yet, and now its about an X8!!!

  • Benjamin B.

    Make a full size SUV that only fits four adults.

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