The BMW X8 is built on the modular BMW Clar platform. It shares its platform and can be used in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations. The M8 and M5 switchable systems power the X8. It is expected to produce more than 700 horsepower and more torque than 500 lb-ft.
BMW X8 M could have a twin-turbo V8 hybrid with more than 750 hp
BMW has hinted at a performance-oriented X8 M that could come with a hybrid powertrain. The new BMW could feature a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 and an electric motor to create a PHEV that can deliver more than 750 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque. It has also been dubbed "Project Rockstar."
The X8 M will be a hybrid that will come with a plug-in hybrid electric motor and a 4.4-liter V8. The car could feature more than 750 hp, making it the most powerful X8 M. While no official announcements have been made, it is widely believed that the hybrid model will offer four-wheel drive.
X8 M will be powered by a twin-turbo V8 and a plug-in hybrid system. It will also have three power stages. The M50i V8 produces 523 horsepower and is expected to pay less than 100 grams of CO2 per kilometer. It will also have a sporty roofline that looks similar to the X7.
X8 M could have a two-row, quasi-coupe version of the X7.
BMW is already planning to launch two versions of its new X8: one with 460kW of output, the M, and a more powerful one, the M Competition. The latter will be equipped with a hybrid powertrain and a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It will be the first plug-in hybrid model to wear the mighty 'M' badge. The X8 M is also a BMW first: it's a bespoke product, the first since the M1 in 1978-81. Its code name is Project Rockstar.
The X8 M concept could debut before the end of the year. This vehicle will resemble the X7 concept, but it is expected to have a higher starting price. The production version of the X8 M is expected to debut in 2021.
X8 M will be based on the X7.
The BMW X8 M will be based on the X7 and produced alongside the X7 in the company's Spartanburg, South Carolina, factory. The M-tuned X8 will feature more power and a modified chassis despite the similarities. The car is expected to come out in July 2022, and we can expect to see it in showrooms by 2023.
The X7 M50i is the closest the X7 has to an M variant, and it boasts a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. X5 and X6 M cars also boast an M version, with competition spec bumping their outputs to a combined 617 horsepower.
X8 will compete with midsize luxury crossovers.
The BMW X8 will join a growing market for luxury SUVs. The new car is a coupe-style crossover, and it will compete with midsize luxury crossovers like the Audi Q8, Mercedes GLE Coupe, and Porsche Cayenne Coupe. The new BMW crossover will be sold starting in 2023. It shares a platform with the X7 and will offer various powertrains, including mild hybrids. However, it will sacrifice cargo space.
BMW is known for its SUVs, and this crossover is expected to follow suit. It will be more luxurious than the X7 and will seat seven passengers. The new X8 will resemble the luxury crossovers from Mercedes-Benz and Maybach. It will be BMW's range-topping coupe-SUV. However, it is likely to cost six figures.
X8 will come in three variants.
The new BMW X8 will be offered in the conventional trim levels and as an M Performance variant. It will be available with inline-six and V8 engines, as well as with hybrid technology. The M Performance model will feature a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and an electric motor. It will have a total output of more than 700 horsepower.
The BMW X8 is expected to be offered in three different powertrain variants, all with their strengths. The plug-in hybrid version will likely be a development model, wearing the M Performance sub-branding, and will be marketed as the X8 M45e. It will have a 3.0-liter inline-six hybrid powertrain that produces 394 PS and 600 Nm. It will also be equipped with BMW's latest iDrive infotainment system.