The high-performance 2023 BMW X8 M variant is coming to the dealerships. The X8 SUV will slot above the BMW X7 model and it will instantly introduce the high-performance version. The latest spy shots are the first evidence. The spied prototype looks incredibly sporty and with an athletic stance. Moreover, spy shots are revealing a lot more.
The X8 name is official and this SUV will arrive in the United States. As for the M variant, this model will reportedly develop over 700 horsepower. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about this impressive SUV.
BMW X8 M Spy Shots
First spy photos of the 2023 BMW X8 M are here. A cover for a charging outlet on the driver’s side front fender indicates that the prototype in our spy pictures is a hybrid. More precisely, we are dealing with the plug-in hybrid variant. The SUV sits on the same high-riding variant of BMW’s CLAR modular chassis as the X7.
Prototypes for an upgrade with styling close to this X8 have been discovered, thus the two crossovers are expected to share design elements. Both appear to have low-set headlights, a design that will be seen on a revamped 7-Series that will be released around the same time as the X8 and upgraded X7. We can easily spot the flatter and lower roof. This should result in a more dynamic appearance.
Unfortunately, spy shots of the brand-new 2023 BMW X8 M are not showing interior details. Of course, this is a BMW, so we should expect a lot of luxury. On top of that, the M variant looks significantly sportier than the regular model.
Thanks to that, new X8 M SUV will be very premium and sporty. We can confirm that this is a three-row SUV with a capacity for seven passengers. However, like the Mercedes GLS, BMW could also provide a version without the rear bench.
Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain Specs
The 2023 BMW X8 M is happening. If you didn’t know, BMW trademarked this name five years ago. Thanks to that, the X8 M variant is on the way, with an electrified V8 estimated to produce close to 750 horsepower. It is a plug-in hybrid powertrain, as the spy shots are showing.
It will be a combination of a 3.0-liter inline-six engine and a single electric motor. A similar configuration can be found in the BMW 7-Series. This version provides 390 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. Still, we are waiting for the manufacturer to reveal additional details.
2023 BMW X8 M Price and Release Date
All three BMW flagship models should debut at some point during 2022. The X8 will compete with Audi’s Q8 and Land Rover’s Range Rover and Range Rover Sport crossovers. At BMW’s South Carolina facility, production will very probably take place on the same line as the X7. As for the price, this high-performance model should cost around $100,000.