BMW applied to the German Patent Office with an application for registration of the trade name X8 M.
It is worth saying that information about the development of the Bavarian brand of the BMW X8 crossover began to appear, starting in 2017. But then there was no evidence that the manufacturer plans to release a version of X8 M.
According to preliminary information, the flagship should become a more luxurious version of the X7 model, while receiving the original design of the optics, grille, and bumpers. In the X8 cabin, more expensive trim materials and a four-seater layout should appear.
The first will be presented a hybrid modification of the X8 M45e, equipped with an in-line gasoline “turbo six” and an electric motor. And the X8 M variant, most likely, will acquire a 4.4-liter V8 unit, which on the X5 M, X6 M and M8 models produce from 600 to 625 horsepower. The release of the BMW X8 M45e should start in mid-2022, and the M-version will appear no earlier than 2023.