Could BMW Actually Be Readying An AMG GLE 63-Rivaling X8 M?

There have been rumors about BMW developing a range-topping X8 SUV for well over a year now, and they have been revitalized after a report that BMW’s M division is planning a performance-focused version of the (as yet hypothetical) model.

Autocar claims that an X8 M has been given the go-ahead as a rival to the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63, Porsche Cayenne Turbo and upcoming Audi RS Q8.

If true, the most luxurious and expensive SUV in BMW’s range would be powered by the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine found in other M models, like the M5 and M8, pumping out in excess of 600 HP.

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It is claimed that the X8 will use the same underpinnings as the X7 and have a coupe-like design similar to the X6, albeit on a larger scale. It is possible that seating will be limited to four passengers in order to maximize comfort and luxury in the second row with individual seats.

If it gets made, the X8 will most likely be the brand’s most expensive vehicle ever. Which, in turn, means customers will inevitably receive a host of luxuries not found in other BMW products, some of which could e handed down from the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

Think cutting-edge safety and semi-autonomous driving technologies as well as exceptionally comfortable seats with massage functions and more. The finest materials are also a sure thing, including plush leather, soft floormats, and perhaps some wooden and aluminum accents and/or carbon fiber trimmings.

Even if this super SUV is indeed in the works, though, we don’t expect to see it for at least a couple of years at the earliest.

Rendering via X-Tomi Design

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Because the X6 isn’t a rival of the mentioned cars.
    OH wait

  • Jason Panamera

    I would like to see GLS coupe renders at first.

  • Evo45

    X6 isn’t rival to the GLE Coupe? Even Q8 could compete with the X6, maybe.

  • Bash

    What next, an suv for each and every person!

    • Craig


  • Maybe Merc will do a GLS Coupe to rival this X8 to start with..

    • Bo Hanan

      I too was also pretty sure the X6 competed with the GL(E)….. Mr. Brad Anderson doesn’t know his cars.

  • Elmediterraneo

    Audi, BMW and Mercedes SUV equivalences :
    Compact-sized family-oriented : Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes GLB
    Compact-sized sports-oriented : Audi Q3 Sportback (coming soon), BMW X2, Mercedes GLA
    Mid-sized family-oriented : Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes GLC
    Mid-sized sports-oriented : BMW X4, Mercedes GLC Coupe
    Full-sized family-oriented : Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes GLE
    Full-sized sports-oriented : Audi Q8, BMW X6, Mercedes GLE Coupe
    Big Luxury family-oriented : Audi Q9 (not confirmed yet), BMW X7, Mercedes GLS

  • Elmediterraneo

    So the BMW competitor of the Mercedes AMG GLE 63 Coupe is the X6 M alongsied the Audi RS Q8.
    An hypothetical X8 M could be a more exclusive product designed to compete against the Lamborghini Urus at a higher price-point than the X6 M / GLE 63 Coupe / RS Q8 trio.

  • charlotteharry57

    Hey, yet ANOTHER German model, why not? Dealers already can’t keep track of the current gazillions.

  • Rocket

    You know you have a confusing lineup when the automotive media can’t even keep your models straight.

  • dumblikeyou2

    “Could BMW Actually Be Readying An AMG GLE 63-Rivaling X8 M” -OR-
    “Could all this capability and power be installed into some of the dumbest automobile categories ever designed in history mainly for label-jockeys with little interest in the sport of driving?”

  • Charles Chin


  • The GLE Coupe is a class below this, so are the Cayenne and Q8. BMW has the X6 to rival those cars, not a X8

    • thanks I don’t need to say it.

  • Aeromann

    X6 is not enough?
    It’s ugly, X8 should be ugly as well.

    • Cobrajet

      The X8 would look better.

      • Aeromann

        You are optimistic. ?

  • botornot387

    this article makes no sense, the X6 is a rival to the GLE. Do you mean GLS?

    • nastinupe

      There is no GLS Coupe soooo.

      • Ermal Morina

        doesn’t make sense either way

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