Rumors about the coupe version of BMW’s large SUV have circulated for a while almost since the debut of the X7 and now it looks like something is being developed. According to the latest reports, 2024’s BMW X8 is in an advanced phase of development, and it will be ready at the end of this year. The X7 was recently revamped and, obviously,, the new X8 could benefit in numerous ways, regardless of whether it’s aesthetics or mechanics.
We expect to find the same connection as that of the models X5 and X6 such as. In 2024 BMW X8 would adopt most aspects of the X7’s design however, the main distinction would be in the rear-end layout, which is likely to have an elongated roofline similar to a coupe, which will make the crossover appear more athletic and athletic. However,, we’re not sure that larger mechanical changes can be made.
2024 BMW X8 Redesign
As we’ve already mentioned the 2024 BMW X8 would be heavily inspired by that the X7 model, beginning with the mechanicals, which will be essentially the same. This implies that the new coupe SUV will be built on the same version from CLAR. CLAR platform, which has the same wheelbase and chassis. We can also expect identical powertrain specifications as well as technology.
However, the main differentiator will be in the area of design. On the other side, the front is likely to look the same as the latest changes that we observed on the X7 beginning with an entirely new look with a more striking grille and new headlights. However, the rear part of the car is likely to have the roof sloping upwards giving it a coupe-like appearance. Naturally, it will also impact areas such as that tailgates and taillights,, and so on.
In terms of interior design, there’s an unquestionable fact that in 2024, the BMW X8 would feature an identical dashboard. We would discover all the new features which were unveiled during the last upgrade, which was mostly about the new screens that are integrated into what we can call an instrument panel. It comprises a 12.3-inch electronic instrument cluster as well as a huge 14.9-inch information display. Apart from that the dashboard features a traditional BMW design, with premium materials, stylish aesthetics, and high-end overall quality of construction.
In 2024, the BMW X8 would come with an important distinction from the previous version. Because of the roof’s slope design, it won’t include an additional row of seats. Instead, we’d see 2 rows of seating which will be spacious and have the capacity to seat adults with ease. Of of course, the roofline’s slope will also impact the cargo space.
Tech and Safety Features
We assume that the standard equipment and accessories will be similar to the X7. We would therefore expect to find a list of basic features, including a 12.3-inch electronic instrument cluster as well as a 14.9-inch touchscreen wireless charging for devices, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hotspot satellite radio 10 speakers and numerous USB ports, quad-zone auto climate control remote start and proximity keyless entry. It also has ambient lighting in the interior as well as the Universal garage door opener as well as an auto-dimming mirror for the rear and a panoramic moonroof.
In terms of features available We expect to see features like infotainment’s gesture control and a dashcam, sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo, and 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound stereo five-zone automated temperature control, and a leather-wrapped instrument panel with glass cabin controls, interior lighting for the roof as well as heated and cooled cup holders.
For safety, the base models will probably include frontal collision alert, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitor and lane departure warning, traffic sign identification, adaptive headlights automatic high beams and rearview cameras, head-up displays rain-sensing windshield wipers, etc.
This shouldn’t cause any surprise. Therefore, the base models will be equipped with the latest 3.0-liter inline-six that puts out about 325 horsepower. The first major upgrade is the M60i with the popular 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine it now has a uni-hybrid configuration, which has 523 horsepower.
Of course, we’d also like to see an XB8 version, as well as the modified version which is the V8 which pumps out approximately 630 horsepower. The three engines will be paired with an eight-speed auto transmission.
2024 BMW X8 Release Date & Price
If we believe the reports, the 2024 BMW X8 will arrive by the end of the year. We think that the starting price will be around 85.000 dollars.