Rumors of the coupe version of BMW’s large SUV have circulated for some time and have been around since the introduction of the X7 and now it appears like something is taking place. According to the latest reports, 2024’s BMW X8 is in an advanced phase of development, and it will be ready before the end of the year. The X7 was recently revamped and, obviously, the new X8 could benefit in numerous ways from it, no matter if it’s aesthetics or mechanics.
We expect to find the same connection similar to the models X5 and the X6 such as. In 2024 BMW X8 would adopt most of the design features of the X7, but the primary distinction would be in the rear-end layout. It will have a coupe-like roofline that makes this crossover look more athletic and competitive. However, we’re not convinced that more significant mechanical changes will be made.
2024 BMW X8 Redesign
As we’ve mentioned earlier the 2024 BMW X8 would be heavily inspired by its X7 model, beginning with the mechanicals, which will almost identical. This implies that the new coupe SUV would be built on the same version from CLAR. CLAR platform, which has an identical wheelbase and chassis configuration. We can also anticipate identical powertrain specifications as well as technology.
However, the main differentiator will be in the area of style. On the other hand, the front will likely look similar to the latest changes that we have seen on the X7 which started with an entirely new design with a more striking grille and new headlights. However, the rear is likely to have an inclined roof giving it a coupe-like appearance. Naturally, it will be affecting areas such as the tailgate, taillights, etc.
In terms of interior design, there’s an unquestionable fact that in 2024 BMW X8 would feature an identical dashboard. Again, we’d be able to see the many innovations which were unveiled during the last update, which was mainly about the new screens that are integrated into a thing called a panel. The panel comprises a 12.3-inch touchscreen for the digital instrument cluster as well as a huge 14.9-inch infotainment display. In addition, the dashboard features the standard BMW design, with premium materials, beautiful aesthetics, and high-end overall quality of construction.
In 2024 BMW X8 would come with one major difference from the previous version. Because of the roof’s slope design, this new model won’t have an additional row of seats. Instead, we’d get 2 rows of seating which will be large and with the capacity to seat adults in a great way. Of of course, the roofline’s slope could also affect the cargo space.
Tech and Safety Features
We assume that the options and standard equipment will be similar to the X7. So, we can expect to be able to see a list of common features that include a 12.3-inch electronic instrument cluster as well as a 14.9-inch touchscreen wireless charging for devices, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and WiFi hotspot satellite radio with a 10-speaker stereo with numerous USB ports, quad-zone auto climate control remote start and proximity keyless entry. It also has ambient lighting in the interior and the general garage door opener and an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an expansive moonroof.
As for available features, we anticipate things like infotainment’s gesture control and a dashcam, sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo and 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound stereo with five-zone air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel with glass cabin controls, the roof’s interior LED lighting, as well as heated and cooled cup holders.
In terms of safety, the base models will likely include frontal collision alert, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitor and lane-departure warnings, road sign recognition, adaptive lights auto high beams, rearview camera, head-up display rain-sensing windshield wipers, etc.
This should not bring a surprise. Therefore, the base models would include the newly updated 3.0-liter inline-six engine, which pumps out about 350 horsepower. The first update would be the M60i model which is powered by the popular 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, however, that model is now equipped with a uni-hybrid configuration, which has 523 horsepower.
Of course, we’d also like to see an XB8 model, which is a version that is upgraded that is the V8, that puts out approximately 630 horsepower. Each of the three engine options will be coupled with an 8-speed auto transmission.
2024 BMW X8 Release Date and Price
If we are to believe the reports we can be sure that the 2024’s BMW X8 will arrive by the final day of this year. We believe that the starting price will be around 85.000 dollars.