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The new flagship Crossover from BMW will bring a rugged competitor to the RS Q8 from Audi.

The Bavarian carmaker, spotted by internet fans at the end of March. Filed a patent on the name ‘X8 M’ in Germany. So, suggesting that a new range-topping crossover could be on the way.

Little else known about the potential competitor of the Audi RS Q8. Though theory indicates drive will come from the familiar 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. This produces 460kW of power and 750Nm of torque in the X5 M and X6 M Competition models.

Nevertheless, with the X8 potentially positioned a section above such versions. The bent-eight donk could likely score a power boost to guarantee their flagship status, either in the form of revamped internal and tuning to the engine alone, or by adding an electric motor.

On the fashion front, industry scuttlebutt says any future X8 or X8 M will feature a distinct look over its X7 twin, with a raked back roofline complemented by a pair of China-favourite enlarged kidney grilles.

If all is valid, expect the BMW X8 M to make its public debut late in 2021 or early in 2022.

Beastly Bavarian super SUVs reached Australia in May, topping 460kW V8s and 0-100 km/h 3.8 seconds.

The rugged BMW X5 M and X6 M mega SUVs. So, it will rumble into Australian showrooms this Might in their extreme ‘Competition’ versions. Offering 3.8 seconds acceleration speeds of claimed supercar-like 0-100kph.

At the same time, consumers would have to fork more than the previous (non-competition-spec) generation models ordered for a decent chunk of cash. The relatively new X5 M would cost $209,900 (up $24,000) including on-road prices. While the X6 M would cost $213,900 (up $19,200).

A 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine, mainly shared with the M5 and M8 Competition, lies under the roof of both the X5 M and X6 M. Making it 460kW and 760Nm, which is 37kW a 10Nm more than the old versions. The 0-100 km/h time quoted atop the tale falls with each given kerb weights of around 2.3 tonnes.


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