A BMW X8, Really? Oh, Yes, It Could Be In The Works

With the introduction of the X7 earlier this week, BMW’s high-riding vehicle lineup has grown to, well… seven vehicles, including the X1, X2, X3, X4, X5 and X6.

Bavaria’s largest SUV yet is a Mercedes-Benz GLS and Range Rover rival with loads of space inside, tons of luxury features and the brand’s latest and greatest technologies.

Now, if you’re wondering whether BMW’s appetite for crossovers of all styles and sizes has been satisfied with the introduction of the new X7, well, the answer is likely not, as rumors have been swirling about a super-luxurious (and expensive) big brother to the sportier X2, X4 and X6, the X8.

Speculated to arrive withing the next two years, the X8 will essentially be an X7 with a sloping roofline, following in the footsteps of the smaller X4 and X6 SAVs.

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Base models are expected to arrive with seating for five, whereas upper specs should benefit from a couple of second-row captain’s chairs, cutting the passenger hauling ability to four.

BMW is said to have trademarked the X8 moniker earlier this year. As it very often happens when automakers present new products, the X7 in this case, rendering artists go wild in trying to predict how future vehicles might look like, based on existing offers.

Shared at the bottom of the page are a few of renderings that popped up after the introduction of the X7. Penned by XTomi and Aksyonov Nikita, they try to give us an insight on what the rumored BMW X8 could look like. Only time will tell if they’re on the right track.

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  • charlotteharry57

    Of course. The Germans intro a new vehicle daily (either formally or “spy shots”), so why not do this? Ridiculous. Period.

  • Mike Crowe

    both renders are very messy in places and look rushed, would the chrome version not have chrome surround around the windows as well?

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Not another pointless coupe crossover…

    • Mr. EP9

      Another pointless crossover coupe. Prepare yourself. It’s coming.

    • Mike anonymous

      Ladies & Gentlemen, I introduce you to the Original BMW X6 (2009 – 2013/14), The first and (in my opinion) only SUV coupe in history, to ‘Get it Right’.


      After the 2014/2015 redesign, it (at least to me) lost it’s magic with the new designers forgetting or never having know the essence of what actually made the original X6, what it was.

      It seems as though every other manufacture has tried to copy the original X6 by taking the ingredients to it’s design, and throwing them together on their own vehicle (even BMW with the new versions in addition to their other Crossover coupes),.. all without understand why the original X6 was as great as it was.
      If you understand what made the original Land Rover LRX Concept, and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque special, then it is easier to understand what made the X6 special. If you know what it is I am talking about, then… (well) you know,. It’s hard to really put into words. I would more so compare the original X6 to the LRX than I would any other “suv coupe” on the market.

      C’est la vie to the SUV coupe that (in my opinion) got it right, the 2009-2013/14 BMW X6, the best SUV Coupe ever.

      • Jason Panamera

        And 1st gen CLS is the best 4 door coupe.

        • Ary Wisesa

          Can’t agree more. The 1st gen CLS is the best.

      • Tinky-Winky

        The original X6 didn’t share practically any larger body part with X5. Compared to X5 the front and back end were more round and sleeker to harmonize with the sloping roof line. Newer and future models are basically the same boxy X5 with just different roof. There’s no harmony and integrity in the design anymore.

      • Bob

        Mike… I feel like I don’t know you. You liked the X6?

        • Mike anonymous

          I’m sorry Bob… I did, a little. It’s not my favorite SUV at all, but as far as SUV coupes go, it was the only one to actually get the trend right. Everything else (even the facelifts and redesigns) seemed to have gotten it wrong.

          The first time I ever saw one was on a trip I took when I was somewhere in Europe (2008), and I saw an early (either test or production) model on the road. Considering everything else at the time was fairly boxy (from Land Rover, Ford, Chevrolet, BMW, Mercedes, etc, (you name it)) and this was some sleek ‘thing’, it caught my interest. To be honest I had no clue what it was when I first saw it.

          Again, not my favorite SUV. But in terms of SUV Coupes (Which I’m not a fan of), I think the original 2009 was the best, and it’s the only one I actually was ever fond of.

          • Bob

            It’s alright bro, I hear you. We can still be friends.

  • Mr. EP9

    Because it’s not like they don’t have enough crossovers and these godawful crossover coupes, let’s add another one. They’re going to make this thing.

  • sidewaysspin

    Only counts if it gets bigger.

  • atomicbri

    The vomit is real, my friends….

  • Jason Panamera

    X8 would have sense if it was a ultra sporty SUV coupe, like something to compete with Urus.

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  • Tinky-Winky

    please no

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  • MarketAndChurch

    this will be so awesome. the problem with almost all coupe suvs is that they aren’t long or wide enough to look like a sports car, and an X8 will solve this. There will also be an X9 too, even though we already have the Cullinan.

  • Karl

    Oh God no! This relentless pursuit by the Germans in diluting their luxury brands is appalling and short sighted. I remember when BMW and the others had some cache about them,now they are part of the landscape. Real sad. They intend on filling every nook and cranny in their lineup it seems,pathetic if you ask me!

  • Miknik

    I guess this will give a new definition to “tasteless nouveau riche”

  • Pelopidas Georgiadis

    According to this discussion a fine gentleman offered the phrase “… to get it right …”.
    I agree with him.
    So, in order to put it right, the first production coupe SUV was the OPAC Mercedes Contenter XG.
    Which was a real coupe (meaning 2-door, 2+2 seating) and it was a limited production vehicle.
    Why limited production? Because we are speaking for a very special kind of vehicle, since a SUV being coupe abolishes the reason of it being an SUV – it can’t be both (Sport Utility Vehicle means that the sport character is maintained, even if the vehicle is a utility one. Utility in itself requires the best visibility all around, hence the elevated seating position).
    Suzuki followed and mass-produced their Coupe X-90 and it was a major flop.
    Recently manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and others, think that offering SUV coupes is a novelty. Well I tell them, it’s not! Plus, people buying these vehicles, doesn’t necessarily mean that such vehicles should be produced en mass and the mentality lies above.
    Yes, manufacturers must sometime try to want to get it right.
    They have proven that, when they want to get it right, they go for it and actually do it.
    Why not wanting all the time, it’s another question entirely.
    Not another pointless coupe SUV / crossover, unless it is a limited production run, which is exactly what Lamborghini does. Ferrari does not offer a SUV, just shooting brakes. Aston Martin used to offer shooting brakes and they’re about to do it again with the new Zagato.
    What about us possible customers telling them in every occasion that they don’t do it right?

  • Cobrajet

    Will there still be a X6.

  • StrangerGP

    It’s only a matter of time, X4’s and X6’s are both among the most popular BMW’s.

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