It’s a safe bet to say the Bavarian automaker is finding success in its crossover family – we just saw the official introduction of the all-new X2 coupe SUV, and everyone’s bracing for the arrival of the X7 flagship behemoth.
Even the passenger car roster is gaining new entries – we’re in for the next generation X4 and fans are eagerly awaiting for the arrival of the revived 8 Series, which is also going to sport an M8. But according to the latest gospel from across the rumor mill, the automaker is far from over, even as it prepares to introduce the new flagship SUV, the X7, previewed by the controversial Concept X7 iPerformance (pictured).
“The sector is growing fast, so there will be opportunity,” has hinted BMW’s Head of Development, Klaus Fröhlich, in a recent interview. “It is early to talk about X8, but one of the first decisions I made when I worked on product strategy was to take the X5 and make the X6.” The hugely luxurious X8 would be a natural competitor to models from the SUV stratosphere such as the Range Rover Velar and the Audi Q8, and even represent a more affordable proposition against the Bentley Bentayga when fully optioned.