Is BMW Contemplating An X8 Mega-Sized Coupe Crossover?

BMW has a high-riding vehicle for pretty much every mainstream segment out there, and then some more.

At the top of the food chain lies the all-new X7, a full-size luxury SUV that has the Range Rover SVAutobiography and Mercedes-Benz GLS in its sight.

A fully loaded version of the BMW X7 costs in excess of $120k in the States. But fans of the Munich car firm with deep pockets might be treated to an ever more luxurious SUV, a rumored X8.

BMW already trademarked the moniker, and initial reports claimed that it could arrive around 2020, if given the green light for production, that is.

Also Read: BMW X7 Vs Mercedes GLS: Which Full-Size German Luxury SUV Do You Prefer?

BMWBlog claims that the vehicle already has a codename: G09. And while it will build on the outgoing X7, if built, it won’t necessarily get a coupe-like roofline, which means generous headroom for rear passengers. Seating for four, with rear individual seats, is something that the German automaker is apparently interested in, but it remains to be seen whether a third row will be offered as an optional extra.

Wealthy clients would enjoy only the best in terms of interior finishes, equipment and technology features, said to make the BMW X8 the brand’s most expensive vehicle ever. But given that the automaker already has some more expensive cars on offering than the X7, including the 8-Series and i8, the X8 could fill the gap between the X7 and the $300,000+ Rolls Royce Cullinan.

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  • charlotteharry57

    And yet ANOTHER ridiculous, totally unnecessary, German vehicle.

    • Cobrajet

      Unless if they are axing the X6.

  • erly5

    Let’s hope not if it looks anything like this!

  • Frase

    Well there’s one surefire way to ensure not all 8 named Beemers are the best looking…

  • OdysseyTag

    Of course they are, next.

  • Bo Hanan

    Would that market be open to this car?
    They don’t seem to be open to the idea of a 4-Door Coupe SUV.

  • xDRAN0x

    Let’s hope not?

  • Joseph

    Is there going to be a 9 Series or X9 in the near future? To compete with Mercedes GT 4DR Coupe or the Porsche Panamera. The X9 to go against with Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga?

    • driv3r

      Ehm… the BMW 8 Series GranCoupé will be the competitor to the Mercedes-AMG GT 4 door Coupé and Porsche Panamera starting as early as next year.

  • MarketAndChurch

    It would be a waste of money not to. It has the car length to be something really special.

  • Nedly Mandingo IV

    My neighbors just pulled into their garage with an X8. It immediately caught my eye. I have never seen one before. It’s pretty big.

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