When the new BMW X7 celebrates its market launch in the Spring of 2019, it will not only take a special role among the X models because of its size and positioning. In contrast to X1, X3 and X5, the X7 will also be the only BMW SUV model with no coupe corresponding design.
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Ascariss Design’s photoshop shows what a potential X7-based BMW X8 could look like – it combines the imposing front of the X7 with a flowing coupe roofline, providing a virtual preview of a model that is unlikely to become reality.
While the X7 scores with generous space for up to seven occupants and trumps its little brother X5, especially in the third row, a BMW X8 could offer little added value compared to the X6 – four to five passengers travel in the X6 relatively comfortable, so the advantage of a spacious third row is not a possibility in the X8.
The designs are based on the X7 xDrive40i with Design Pure Excellence and on the X7 M50d with quad-turbo diesel. In principle, both drivetrains would be ideal for an X8-sized SUV, but so far, there is no indication that BMW is planning one.