BMW hasn’t revealed the long-awaited X7 yet, but company execs are already exploring the possibility to follow it up with an even more luxurious SUV dubbed the X8.
This isn’t the first time we’ve reported on the X8 and, for quite a while, most thought it would act as the coupe version of the X7 and essentially be marketed as a larger X6.
However, according to a report from BMW Blog, this won’t be the case, as the X8 will instead be a traditional luxury SUV that’s even larger than the X7.
The German brand is pondering whether there would be demand for the X8 in markets like China, where customers demand lots of room for rear seat passengers. If the X8 gets the green light, it will essentially sit between the X7 and Rolls-Royce Cullinan in the Bavarian Group’s range of uber-SUVs.
Thus, the X8 will be the most luxurious and expensive BMW ever produced and come complete with the automaker’s most advanced comfort, driver-assist and self-driving technologies. Furthermore, the model should get a choice of powertrains that will include at least one V8-powered version and a plug-in hybrid.
As the X8 is still been discussed, it won’t arrive before the end of the decade at the earliest. However, for those in the market for such a vehicle, it could be worth the wait.[Renderings courtesy of Aksyonov Nikita]